Baju Kurung I Wish I Had
The baju kurung and baju kebaya are traditional garments for women in Indonesia and Malaysia. Since they can be used as workwear, I recently found myself needing to procure some, but could not find many designs that were different from the traditional flowery embroidery. The perks of being an illustrator, however, is that one can draw exactly what one wants - hence this collection.
Read design descriptions and download wallpaper-sized images at charisloke.github.io/webcomics/bajukurung/
Program Pemburu Malaysia
Pen & ink
A new addition to Cakar Ayam Comics, my (tiny) collection of multi-image musings. It’s nice to complete a mini-project within a matter of days and get it out there for people to see. This time I’ve asked and attempted to answer the question: what if Malaysia had a Jaeger program?
References to food and more abound. Read on: http://charisloke.github.io/webcomics/pemburu/
Fermi’s Paradox (and color sketch)
This was put out a while back, and is an interior illustration for an article written by a friend for Scientific Malaysian. There are many postulated answers to the paradox that will make for a day or two of interesting reading.
Pick up a print of this here!
Pirates of Penzance Posters
Two posters for the Brown University Gilbert & Sullivan. The Pirates of Penzance is my favourite G&S opera, so this was a really fun assignment to work on. The director made a list of the characters he wanted to appear on each poster, but otherwise I was free to take any direction I wanted. It was an opportunity to explore a simpler, looser style than I normally use.
The Dinner Comic
An interactive comic where you attempt to navigate a conversation about your career preferences. It’s based on Malaysian society, drawn from situations I’m personally familiar with, and is partly an exploration in telling stories using staples of the web - buttons, accordion menus.
Try it out at http://charisloke.github.com/webcomics/dinner/!