A Christmas Surprise (book)
I was fortunate to have the chance to illustrate this children’s book with Magicbird Publishing and Mid Valley Megamall, as part of the latter’s Christmas season celebrations. The story, written by Quek Sue JIan, is about a girl who leaves home to look for a gift for her mother, and takes place over 25 fully coloured pages.
This is the first children’s book I’ve worked on - definitely not the last!
You can purchase the book for RM30 from the Magicbird Publishing booth at Center Court in Mid Valley - every copy purchased results in one book being donated to SOLS 24/7 libraries. The mall has incorporated elements from the book in their decorations and merchandise, as you can see from the origami reindeer photo. There are also plates, mugs, wrapping paper, and a real life version of the swing/arch. Another reason to head on over there before Christmas is over, if you’re in Kuala Lumpur!
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.