Ahad, 29 Jun 2014

Selamat Menyambut Ramadan Al Mubarak 1435H/2014M


Saya mewakili seluruh warga Ahli Jawatankuasa PeKOMIK 2013/15 dan keluarga Pekomik ingin mengucapkan Selamat Menyambut Ramadan Al Mubarak 1435H/2014M buat semua muslimin dan muslimat

Syukur, Allah mengizinkan kita mengecapi nikmat Iman & Islam
Syukur, Allah mengurniakan kita sebulan penuh dengan barakah
Syukur, Allah menjadikan padanya satu malam yang lebih baik dari seribu bulan
Syukur, Allah menaungi kita dengan Rahmat dan HidayahNya
Syukur, Allah mempertemukan kita lagi dengan kemuliaan
RAMADAN AL MUBARAK

Selamat Menunaikan Ibadah Puasa dan sama-sama kita leburkan kekhilafan diri. Semoga kita mendapat Keberkatan dan Keampunan daripadaNya (Amin Ya Rabb)

Faizal Mukhtar
Presiden Persatuan Penggiat Komik Malaysia
http://www.pekomik.org.my/

Khamis, 19 Jun 2014

The Star Online: Our very own House of Ideas


BY KALEON RAHAN



The recent Comic Art Festival KL showed that the Malaysian comics scene is thriving and poised for greater growth.
CENTRAL Market in Kuala Lumpur has hosted many art-based events but it certainly hasn’t done very much for the comics world ... not until this month. June 7 and 8 saw the Comic Art Festival KL (CAFKL) held there, celebrating the creativity and diversity of the Malaysian comics and illustration scene and showcasing the works of 70-odd talents.
Unlike most comics-related events held in the country – where cosplayers tend to overshadow everything else – this meet was a gathering of creative minds (and hands) where the crème de la crème of local and regional talents displayed their creative best.
Thanks to the Sequential Arts Youth Society (SAYS), a non-profit organisation that aims to educate the public about the ever-expanding anime, comics and gaming (ACG) community in Malaysia, the two-day event comprehensively showcased mainstream and manga talents and also addressed key issues affecting the industry.
Make room, make room: The turnout at Comic Art Festival KL exceeded expectations, and the event generated a host of opportunities for industry professionals.
Make room, make room: The turnout at Comic Art Festival KL exceeded expectations, and the event generated a host of opportunities for industry professionals.
The ultimate goal of SAYS, which was established in 2009, is to create an avenue for creative talents to come together and push the Malaysian creative industry forward through innovative ideas. Going by the participants’ feedback, the event certainly met this goal.
CAFKL was hosted at the Annexe Gallery (the building behind Central Market, which aeons ago was a cineplex). My initial reaction upon entering the event was akin to diving into a swimming pool filled with distilled creativity.
The talent pool at CAFKL boasted a Who’s Who of Malaysia’s comics scene.
To name a few, there were artists who are doing mainstream work: Tan Eng Huat (X-Men: LegacyDoom PatrolBatman: Journey Into KnightPunisher), Alan Quah (Vampire DiariesGodzilla: Awakening, Anywhere) and Sheldon Goh (Grimm Fairy TalesG.I. Joe Vs Cobra).
A forum on comics in session at CAFKL, where one of its objectives was to allow creative talents to come together and push the Malaysian creative industry forward.
A forum on comics in session at CAFKL, where one of its objectives was to allow creative talents to come together and push the Malaysian creative industry forward.
Also present were key figures instrumental in developing the local scene – Anuar Hassan aka Sireh (of Gila GilaHumorGelihatiUjang and Apo), Michael Chuah aka C2V and Lefty Julian (both from Gilamon Studio), Slaium (Gempak Starz), Mohd Azhar Abdullah (Urban Comics, Liga Pendekar and ex-president of Persatuan Pekomik Malaysia (Pekomik)), and Faizal Mokhtar (JOM, KLP Productions and current Pekomik president).
Giving the event an “international” feel, albeit an Oriental one, were renowned manga experts Yoshimi Kurata (Aji Ichi Monme), Keitaro Arima (Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase) and Koko Fukida.
Their presence spoke volumes of the support provided by the Asia Manga Association and the Japanese Embassy, raising hopes for future opportunities in Japan. The four manga panel sessions offered invaluable insights on the “path” to becoming a manga artist.
On the mainstream front, the forums addressed contemporary issues ranging fromBreaking Into The Comics Industry to The Future Of Independent Comics. Complementing these discussions was a live art demonstration by Alan Quah, who has been rampaging thorugh the mainstream scene of late through his work on DC’sVampire Diaries and Legendary’s Godzilla: Awakening.
Fleetingly feel-good?
Like all comic-related events, the euphoria generated from gatherings like this tends to be fleeting. What can best be described as a fantasy situation – the electrifying feeling of being crammed into a hall full of artists and their works – overwhelms the senses. Once the dust has settled and we drift back to reality, however, the inevitable question arises: was the event a success?
To Pekomik’s Faizal, it generated a host of opportunities in terms of exposure, sharing of experience and networking among local and international participants and visitors alike.
“It was great, awesome fun!” said Faizal, who hoped for an encore event soon.
Quah was encouraged by the turnout and the privilege to view amazing work from many young artists. Their enterprising nature was evident from the self-published comics and art collections on sale.
“Proud to say that the Malaysian art scene is very much alive and improving, ready to replace old dinosaurs like me,” he quipped.
Participating artists at CAFKL contributed to a mural. Anyone look familiar?
Participating artists at CAFKL contributed to a mural. Anyone look familiar?
Pekomik founder and first president Azhar said CAFKL offered a perfect platform for local acts and the doujinshi (amateur manga) scene.
His views are supported by another familiar face in the domestic comics scene, Angelia Ong, the driving force behind the Comics Are Cool! movement, who views CAFKL as a good beginning for creator-related events, as opposed to the usual pop culture-centric ones.
Sounds almost perfect, but were there any “imperfections”? It was evident from the participants and visitors’ responses that a larger space would be beneficial to both groups in future.
Spearheading a posse of artists, Ong and Goh, her hubby, felt that this year’s venue was not ideal, especially when there were many people walking around. It got rather cramped and very warm.
Faizal, too, favoured a larger space to accommodate more exhibitors and talents. A sweaty Tan and other artists hunched over their workspaces also showed that giving each one more than half a table would have been preferable.
Additionally, dedicated spaces (in the form of booths) for industry practitioners to review works by aspiring talents would have added some welcome privacy to the quest to uncover new talents.
Azhar added that the presence of more sponsors and international talents would also be a boost for future events.
Takeaways
Quah said the love for comics is still very strong in this country, based on the number of questions posed during his live art session: “It is a matter of reaching out to them. A lot of people are curious about the correct way to draw, tools, etc. It would be great to see more artists producing more comics to reach out to them. The (field) is very much alive.”
Azhar was also touched by the fact that non-Malay-speaking customers (from Singapore and Japan) bought his Pendekar Melayu Terakhir comic. Well, the end product does speak for itself!
Lastly, it’s heartening for this longtime industry observer to note that the local comics scene has taken a quantum leap since the 1980s, evident from the proliferation of locally published comics and the posse of homegrown talents stamping their mark on the international mainstream arena.
We can certainly progress with more events like CAFKL, so kudos to the organising team for a job well done.


(Taken from:- http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/Books/News/2014/06/17/Our-very-own-House-of-Ideas/)

Jumaat, 6 Jun 2014

Promo: Pekomik Booth at Comic Art Festival Kuala Lumpur 2014 (CAFKL'14)



Come and meet us at the Comic Art Festival Kuala Lumpur
Pekomik Malaysia Booth C7 - C12 
7 & 8 Jun, 2014 (Saturday and Sunday)

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE, FANBOYS! 

Special thanks to: Lejen Press & Aisa Linglung

3 Reason why should you come to our booth at CAFKL'14
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Jumaat, 30 Mei 2014

SENARAI PENUH NAMA-NAMA PESERTA CABARAN MELUKIS KOMIK DAKWAH 24 JAM (SEHINGGA 30 MEI, 2014)



1
Nama: AMAR BIN ZULKARNAIN
Nama Pena: NEDSTARX

2
Nama: Siti Nurelyana Maurad
Nama Pena: Nurel Yana Maurad

3
Nama: AMIRO EZZAT IDRAQI BIN ROSLE
Nama Pena: AMIRO EZZAT IDRAQI

4
Nama: MOHD IZZUDDIN ISMAIL
Nama Pena: Wira Islam

5
Nama: Bukhari Muslim Bin Akal Ali
Nama Pena: khalifah biru

6
Nama: Muhammad Solahuddeen Bin Mohd Nasir
Nama Pena: Solah Nasir

7
Nama: Siti Fatimah Zahra' Binti Abdul Kadir
Nama Pena: Fatimah Zahra Akbs

8
Nama: Yasir Bin Ahmad Zamil
Nama Pena: Yasir A Zamil

9
Nama: EDDY FAZLY BIN ABDUL AZIZ
Nama Pena: EDDY FAZLY

10
Nama: MUHAMMAD HAFIZUDDIN BIN JAMALUDIN
Nama Pena: HAFIZ NID

11
Nama: RAHIMI AMIRUL FAIZ BIN REDZUAN
Nama Pena: RAHIMI AF

12
Nama: Ummi Aiman Binti Maripat
Nama Pena: Aiman Maripat

13
Nama: Nur Asfia Binti Jamaluddin
Nama Pena: Yukina

14
Nama: Mohd Norhafizi Bin Noor Azmi
Nama Pena: Alfi Ramadhani

15
Nama: Muhammad Ammar Azizi
Nama Pena: Ammar Azizi

16
Nama: Muhammad Akashah Bin Ahamad
Nama Pena: daime kashiya

17
Nama: KASHFUL AZIM BIN SHAHARUDDIN
Nama Pena:

18
Nama: MUHAMAD IRFAN BIN NURUL-HILAL
Nama Pena: IRFAN HILAL

19
Nama: MOHAMAD ISKANDAR BIN PRASTIO @ BASIRAN
Nama Pena: Iskandar Prastio

20
Nama: Muhammad Solahuddeen Bin Mohd Nasir
Nama Pena: Solah Nasir

21
Nama: MOHD RASHIDI BIN A RAHIM
Nama Pena: Danial Haikal

22
Nama: Anis Amira Binti Rodzi
Nama Pena: anis no amira

23
Nama: Mohd Zulfarhan Bin Ibrahim
Nama Pena: mohd zulfarhan ibrahim

24
Nama: Nur Muhammad Faiz Bin Zainal Abidin
Nama Pena: faizmasonnn

25
Nama: MUHAMMAD MUSTAQIM BIN ZULKIPLI
Nama Pena: kimball

26
Nama: Mohd Idham Nasuha Bin Bukhori
Nama Pena: Idham Nasuha

27
Nama: Nurizzati Zakirah Binti Anuar
Nama Pena: Akira

28
Nama: NURUL NAZIHAH BINTI MOHD SOM
Nama Pena: NURUL

29
Nama:  Zakiyah Hanum BintiTauhid
Nama Pena: LangitMalam

30
Nama: Nur Erra Syahira Bt Muhamad Isa
Nama Pena: Erra Syahira

31
Nama: NURUL AINA BINTI AZMAN
Nama Pena: Kyle Xavier

32
Nama: Hanafie Bin Shafie
Nama Pena: Aku Napie

33
Nama: Ahmad Noor Amin Bin Ideris
Nama Pena: Amin Landak

34
Nama: Muhammad Firdaus Bin Husain
Nama Pena: Tuyuk

35
Nama: Faizul Helmi Bin Mohd Khamis
Nama Pena: Mie Art

36
Nama: MOHD NOOR HAFIZUDDIN BIN MOHD NORDIN
Nama Pena: Are-Pit

37
Nama: HARISUDDIN BIN ZAHERMAN
Nama Pena: Si Rambut Hijau

38
Nama: Taufik Hafzi
Nama Pena: Topek

39
Nama: Mohd Ahmrizal Bin Ahmad
Nama Pena: Ahm Ahmad

40
Nama: MUHAMAD IRFAN BIN NURUL-HILAL
Nama Pena: IRFAN HILAL

41
Nama: Muhammad Aisamuddin Bin Zainuddin
Nama Pena: Yoguruto Excobar

42
Nama: LUQMAN HAKIM BIN TAJUDDIN
Nama Pena: L

43
Nama: Ezzat Idraqi
Nama Pena: Ezzat

44
Nama : ZULHELMEY BIN MOHMIN
Nama Pena: DATA ROSAK

Rabu, 21 Mei 2014

CABARAN MELUKIS KOMIK DAKWAH 24 JAM | Temasya Muamalah Islam & Program Dakwah Negara 2014


CABARAN MELUKIS KOMIK DAKWAH 24 JAM
sempena Temasya Muamalah Islam/Program Dakwah Negara 2014

Syarat-syarat dan Peraturan:
1. Semua peserta yang bertaraf profesional, semi-profesional dan amatur layak menyertai acara ini. Ia juga tidak tertakluk kepada mana-mana latar belakang agama, bangsa dan usia sekalipun.

2. Semua peserta yang telah mendaftarkan diri secara rasmi adalah WAJIB ahli Pekomik ataupun secara automatik akan/telah menjadi ahli Pekomik dengan menyerahkan butiran peribadi seperti yang berikut:

NAMA PENUH
NAMA PENA/FB (sekiranya ada)
NO. TELEFON
E-MEL
ALAMAT
STATUS: PROFESIONAL/SEMI-PEROFESIONAL/AMATUR/PELAJAR

3. Tema kepada CABARAN MELUKIS KOMIK DAKWAH 24 JAM ini adalah "Cetusan Komik dan Dakwah". Ia merangkumi semua aspek dan konsep yang terkandung dalam nilai-nilai murni “Komik” dan “Dakwah” seperti kekeluargaan, persahabatan, pengorbanan, perjuangan, pekerti akhlak, kecemerlangan dan sebagainya. Sebarang bentuk lukisan atau jalan cerita komik yang berunsur perkauman, lucah, isu-isu sensitif atau yang seumpamanya adalah DILARANG SAMA SEKALI.

5. Format peralatan lukisan yanng dibenarkan adalah manual (pen, pensel, kertas dan lain-lain) ataupun digital (komputer riba, tablet dan lain-lain)

6. Semua peserta adalah digalakkan membawa peralatan lukisan sendiri, namun berhak memohon peralatan-peralatan tambahan yang munasabah kepada urusetia 48 jam sebelum cabaran ini bermula.

7. Semua peserta WAJIB menyiapkan sejumlah 24 keping lukisan dalam masa 24 jam daripada durasi masa yang diperuntukkan.

8. Peserta yang mempunyai kondisi penyakit/alahan/sejarah atau bekalan ubatan khusus adalah WAJIB memaklumkan perkara yang tersebut kepada urusetia untuk perhatian dan pemantauan. Maklumat yang diberikan adalah diklasifikasi sebagai sulit.

9. Peserta yang menamatkan sesi cabaran melukis komik yang bermula pada jam 1200 tengah hari pada 31 MEI, 2014 hingga 1200 tengah hari 1 JUN, 2014 selama 24 JAM berturut-turut adalah disahkan BERJAYA & SELESAI.

10. Para pemenang sesi cabaran melukis komik ini adalah ditentukan oleh juri-juri profesional berdasarkan klasifikasi seperti yang berikut:
PERTAMA
KEDUA
KETIGA
SAGUHATI PENGHARGAAN KEPADA SEMUA PESERTA

11. Sebarang bayaran dan yuran pendaftaran tidak akan dikenakan untuk acara ini. Ianya adalah 100% percuma dan tiada inklusi wang tunai atau seumpamanya.

12.  Untuk yang berminat menjadi peserta dan bersama dalam cabaran ini, sila majukan butiran yang diperlukan ke inbox FB Faizal Mukhtar atau e-mel butiran atau pertanyaan anda ke faizalmukhtar@gmail.com

Tarikh tutup penyertaan: 26 MEI, 2014 (ISNIN)

Selamat Maju Jaya dan terima kasih buat semua!

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