It’s been a while since our last post on the ol’ site, but that’s because we’ve been on the road, and super-busy with a ton of new developments! (We tend to be a bit more current on our Facebook page, so do ‘like’ us to get the fastest news.)
BOOK EXPO AMERICA 2014
Thursday, May 29 – Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Javits Center, NYC
Are you attending America’s most important publishing event? We’ll be roaming the grounds meeting folks and we’d love to make new friends too! So if you’re keen to find out more about our kung fu-fighting dumplings, you can reach us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook!
KIDS READ COMICS
Saturday, June 21 – Sunday, June 22, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan
We’ve been invited to Kids Read Comics, a special celebration of comics for younger readers held at the Ann Arbor District Library. It’s a totally FREE event, so come and check out the great comics, meet the fabulous artists and join in some workshops and panels. Details at: http://mlatcomics.com/krc/
And YES! BOTH Volumes of Dim Sum Warriors will be on sale!
BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL 2014
Sunday, September 21 – Brooklyn Borough Hall
We’re back at NYC’s favorite book fest, unveiling some steamin’ surprises! And yes, Prince Roastpork Bao will once again grace the occasion!
IN OTHER NEWS:
Singapore Noir NYC Launch
Tuesday, June 3 at Mysterious Bookshop, NYC at 6.30 pm
Colin wrote a short story called ‘Last Time’, which was included in ‘Singapore Noir’, part of Akashic Books’ bestselling ‘noir’ anthology series. In Singapore, he participated in 2 launch events at Kinokuniya and Books Actually, and he’ll be reading an excerpt at the US launch with some of his fellow contributors on June 3rd, at Mysterious Bookshop (58 Warren St, New York, NY 10007) at 6.30 pm. There’ll also be a reception with complementary wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres!
LIQUID CITY VOL. 3
Colin and Soo have a special short story in the latest issue of Image’s award-winning anthology! Check out a very different style from our artistic duo! On sale in July!
Emerald City Comic Con 2014
We were invited by the University of Washington’s Communications Leadership Program to speak at a special session on digital media and publishing, alongside speakers from heavyweight organisations like IDW and Madefire. Check out more photos on our Facebook page!
OLD SCHOOL KUNG FU FILM FESTIVAL
We helped give out prizes at NYC’s Anthology Film Archives’ Old School Kung Fu Film Fest, showcasing the work of Lau Kar Leung, like the 36th Chamber of Shaolin (少林三十六房) and Master of the Flying Guillotine (独臂拳王大破血滴子)!
Singapore International Translation Symposium
We just came back from sharing our experiences with Dim Sum Warriors in a special presentation to an international audience of professional translators, academics and writers at the Singapore International Translation Symposium. We talked about translation not just in terms of languages, but also the special considerations when translating for comics and apps.
TalkingCock in Parliament: Your Grandfather’s Mother Tongue, Is It?
By popular request, we also organized another installment of our spur-of-the-moment spoken word event which played to a packed house:
Singapore Advocacy Awards
Colin was also invited to participate in a debate benefiting the Singapore Advocacy Awards.
His team was asked to argue that avocados were more useful than advocates, and – shock! horror! – the audience decided that they won!
In the Pipeline
- In a brand new development, we’re currently in the process of adapting Dim Sum Warriors into a musical stage production with some very, very exciting partners! Stay tuned! This will be HUGE.
- We’re working on a Dim Sum Warriors bilingual series for younger readers!
- We’re doing some major work on our interactive editions to bring you more advanced features!
- We’re going to do a major revamp of this website!
- And, of course, we’re chugging away on Dim Sum Warriors Volume 3. Here’s a sneak peek at some of Colin’s draft pencils:
How do we do it all? With your support and good wishes… and coffee. Plenty of coffee.
Stay tuned – we have more awesome stuff coming up!
COLIN & YEN YEN