When we started unnamed, we all shared a goal of showing off what awesome talent lay dormant in Southeast Asia. And today, we began one of many steps to showcasing what our regional artists can really do.
And it starts with a local hashtag: #komikkomik
This weekend we’ll launch #komikkomik – a hashtag featuring Southeast Asian comics creators. If you’re one, join the tag and we’ll RT you!
— Unnamed SEA (@UnnamedKomiks) September 27, 2018
The word ‘komik’ of course, being shared across several languages in the region to simply mean ‘comic’, and the work is just as diverse as its people.
From Malaysia to the Philippines to Vietnam, taking a quick glance at the hashtag on Twitter is proving to be a feast for the eyes! And it’s growing, with the hashtag quickly catching traction with professionals and amateurs alike.
Hi #komikkomik! I’m Nadiyah from Indonesia & I draw comics sometimes 👩🏾🚀 pic.twitter.com/g6Zr3owfqy
— nadiyah is sleepwalking (@nadiyahrs) September 29, 2018
#komikkomik is a new hashtag for cartoonists from South East Asia! I’m Hien! from Vietnam originally but currently found a home in Australia.
My work revolves around optimistic queer stories – comics of queer fat men of colour, body positivity, ace & poly and more! https://t.co/HT0awdR2vj
— Hien Pham (@wavingpeople) September 29, 2018
Hello #komikkomik I am VieN, from Malaysia.
I'm a webcomic artist who draw social commentaries comic strips.
sometimes I draw fancomics on popular series, and I also do commissions for individuals and organizations! pic.twitter.com/jK7z19y5Yg
— ✭Super✭Liberal✭VieN✭ (@VulpineNinja) September 29, 2018
hi #komikkomik ! i'm mon, a student from the ph🇵🇭 and i think comics are neat! 💛🌻
let me know if you wanna work together 😊! https://t.co/2rhzI332zn pic.twitter.com/f58agSd6g9
— soupery@komiket44+13+inktober!! (@soupdraws) September 29, 2018
Spread the love: If you’re an artist from Southeast Asia, just fire up Twitter, tell us a little bit about yourself (Your name, where you’re from), some samples of your artwork, or places where we can find more of your wonderful work.
Not from Southeast Asia but want to help spread the word? Retweets are most welcomed, as is following the artists that you’ve now recently discovered!
Press writeup by Amanda Nelson.
Follow our Twitter to keep up with the latest SEA comics @unnamedkomiks
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