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Book launch and exhibition opening: 6-9pm Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Artist talk: “50 Years of Cambodian Comics,” 6:30pm Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Java Café & Gallery – 56 Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia FREE entrance

Java Arts’ new exhibition ‘QuickDraw’ is exactly that: a collection  of short comic art vignettes by ‘Jinja’ (AKA John Weeks) in English and  Khmer. You’ll see observations on daily life as well as musings on  larger issues of life in the Kingdom, garnered over a period of 10  years.  Copies of a 30 page color comic (also bilingual) will be  available for sale and signing by the author. The opening is Wednesday  the 18th, 6:30 pm.

In addition to the exhibition, an artist talk on Cambodian comics  history (’50 Years of Cambodian Comics’) will take place on the 24th (in  English) with emcee John Berkavitch. All are welcome to learn about  this little known chapter of Cambodian art history.

about the artist

John Weeks