Chamaiporn Bangkombang of the Thai Writers Association has been instrumental in connecting us with a lot of young Thai writers. Several works are now in the process of translation by our trusty volunteer Thai translators Vipavinee Artpradid and Kate Pattamanivat.
Courtesy of Typhoon Books, we also have a short story written and translated by Prabda Yoon and a manga by Wisut Ponnimit. Among many other talents, Wisut is also a self-taught animator. Here’s his music video for インストバンド by Japanese instrumental band SAKEROCK:
MUD is a new alternative comic quarterly magazine that will be published by Typhoon Books, Thailand.
It will feature works by “Tum-kun” (Wisut Ponnimit) as well as other Thai comic artists.
I thought it might be fun if comic artists from other countries (Japan mainly, I guess?) would like to participate.
So if you like to draw comics and want to join the trip, you are invited to submit your work to Typhoon Books.
The address can be found at www.typhoonbooks.com
Please do not send originals. It would make our lives much easier also if you could scan your work and send it as a CD. The resolution should not be lower than 300 dpi. Your story should not be more than 20 pages. If your work is in languages other than Thai or English, please provide translations. Whatever you send will not be returned to you even if it was not selected to be published. The deadline is November 9, 2007.
Beware that the reward (money!) is not much. If you’re looking for fortune, look elsewhere. As for fame…well, who knows.
[Reposted from Prabda Yoon's blog.]