Friday, September 28, 2012

Turn your junk into BOOKS!

Schizophrenic zine... In BOOK form!: FINALLY! with LOTSA push from friends and family (even God!), I am going to release Schizophrenic # Five in book form. What sets it apart....

Thursday, September 27, 2012

BookMaggotz at Raising the Bar Comedy nite at ECOBA

The first stand-up hiphop-er

A cook and a crook. Oops!

A beatboxer at Raising the Bar

Ecoba's menu book. The cover was
made of wood

Checking out the binding technique. Cool

Monday, September 24, 2012

BookMaggotz at Freedom Film Festival, JayaOne

Yesterday, fellow #BookMaggotz had our little gathering at a friend's crib before heading to Jaya One for Freedom Film Festival's Freedom Arts Fest. As stated in this blog, BookMaggotz plan to use the 'Gone' books for art projects. We can make them ourselves but we thought it would be better if an artist do it. We had no idea what FFF was all about but was attracted to it by the words 'Freedom' and 'Art' in the bunting we saw, some where along Jalan Gasing, PJ. So we went to the so called 'Art Festival' in search for artist who would be interested in BookMaggotz.

Freedom Wall.
Will it be torn down like Pudu Jail?
The first thing that greeted us in the festival was the 'Freedom Wall'. On each sides of the walls were friendly abangs from Kelab Kartunis Indepen. One of them abangs, Mr. Firdaus was kind enough to fill us in with what FFF or KOMAS or KKI are all about. Some of the abangs were busy doing sketch-up for conspicuous visitors, some were showcasing Mr. Johnny's "Umno-nomics", or selling cool handmade spectacles and some other stuffs.  After leaving our marks on the 'Freedom Wall' (and floor), and brainwashing one of their members with #BookMaggotz, we continued our strolls to the other booths.
KKI abangs wear kunings. Yeah...

Next was what we call as the 'Activist Lane'. We got a booth full of socialist and Marxist's books and booklets, a "STOP LYNAS" booth, the Student in Resistance zine booth, The Orang Asal booth, the #pantauPRU13 booth and entrance to the Freedom Film Festival movie screening upstairs. At the stairs, we were greeted by SPR reps (or weren't they? I dunno) who helped us to check whether we're a registered voter or not.

Students in Resistance zine editors: TS and Zi Hao

I like the message although the design is sloppy.
Hei! They're communication students.
Not fashion designers!
A small gallery by StudentsInResistance
I guess they like Sepultura?

Zi Hao trying to use the cryptic graphic to brainwash me
Bahan bacaan sosialisme. Cool
After stuffing our bags with loads of flyers and brochures, we hang out for a cup of coffee while sharing what we find in the Fair. The coolest was from @WolfTrish. What was it? It's a secret among us. The visit to the fair went too quick than we planned. WolfTrish proposed all of us joined him and his friends at Ecoba for an event called Raising the Bar. We all agreed but before that, we need to fill some 'empty bags' first.

Team agreed to head back to one of the Maggotz's crib for a quick dinner. Wolftrish, being a Chef DJ and all, gave instruction to the host on how to cook a nasi goreng that contained lime squeeze, serai and whole-lotta-chilly. And it tasted great!

As a conclusion, this small activity was a success. We managed to gather and have fun. That's the most important thing. And as bonus, we also made friends with them abangs from KKI, Zi Hao and TS from S.I.R, a bigshot (Wolftrish's bragging rights) and all them visitors who we harassed along the way. Hahaha.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

My First Home Made sketch book

I like to sketch or jot down what ever it is that cross my mind. I tried recording things using my cellphone camera but the impact is not the same. So, despite the rise of all these wonderful gadgets, I still love to sketch.

The 'Black Book' where I record all my thoughts
And I love doing it on a blank piece of paper. I cease to use lined papers since 1994 when I was in secondary school. Back then, the school I was in encouraged us to become creative with our note books. So I wrote my notes on pieces of papers and at the end of a semester, I'd compile them all into a scrap book.

The content of the 'diary'
After SPM and during my university days, I was 'too busy' to sketch or write or even keep tabs on my life. So I decided to start writing on a diary. But the diary that I had in mind was really a sketch book. So I went looking for the kind of sketchbook that fit my requirements. But they were either too big (like a drawing block) or too small (like a notepad). So I held back that 'diary' idea until in 2001, I found one that fit my strict sketch-book criteria in Popular Book store at Terminal One, Seremban. I bought a few. I scribble on it daily and revise everything every Friday.

Whenever I got a boring day
The last one I had ran out of pages back in 2004. When I went back to the store, that type of sketchbook was not available. I searched all around Seremban, KL and where ever country I visited when I'm on my business trips. It's always the size issue or the cover design issue. They just don't make that kind of black sketchbooks anymore, I guess.

The habit however, had evolved into blogging and micro-blogging (Twitter) and I start pouring everything on these two platforms. But again, I feel something is missing and during the process of figuring out about the BookMaggotz projects, I came upon cool videos on how to make our own sketchbook. Watched a few, get a rough idea of how thing work and decided to give it a try just now. 

It's not much but hei, at least I got my sketchbook... Kau hado? Hahaha. Try it!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Isu tentang penulisan

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

arts from yellow pages  

Monday, September 17, 2012