2016 TAIPEI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR is during 16 to 21 Feb at World trade center in Taipei. You can found all the publication of Slowork at A210.
Free handprinted collection folder for
Black satin paper + white & black bright ink + red matte ink + red elastic.
The printing will be finished and send around the beginning of February.
The English version of our comic anthology Frontline Z.A. is coming out ! This title has combined five social issues about Taiwan, created by five Taiwanese authors.
This version is an offset-print on the newspaper with a beautiful Pantone color U222.
Please check this page for all the information and order directly on our on-line shop!
The dedication event of FRONTLINE Z.A. in famous independent Comic shop MANGASICK at Taipei.
Left1 : YANG Yu-Chi
Left2 : HUANG Li-Pei & CHEN Che
Left3 : The original drawing of CHEN Che
Right1 : HUANG Li-Pei
Right2 : Candy Bird
Right3 : Jimmeh Aitch's drawing
This book is now only available in Mandarin, please looking forward for the English version which gonna be published very soon.
In this book, each comic has it's own colours, so we have to prepare total more than 10 colours. And each artist has their own styles and own paper, so we must pass a lot of time to making print test.
The print work of mandarin version start from march until now, which is really a hard work, we hope the reader will really enjoy it !
We want to choose different paper to present the character of each author and their stories. It's chaos in the story of CHEN Che, different memories and time mix together, so we try to use the half-transparency tracing paper ; the drawing and the characters in the work of Li-Pei look so fragile, so we choose a hand-made, very thin paper, which is full of fibre ; in the RCA story, drawing by Yu-Chi, those workers suffered a lot, but they give us a very warm feeling, we finally try to use the Munkedal paper, which is very light and could present a very natural and soft colourr ; the work of Candy bBird and Jimmeh Aitch have a lot of flat colourr, so we chose the ivory paper to have a brilliant ink effect.
【FRONTLINE Z.A.】is a anthology of graphic documentaries. All the story is about the social movement in Taiwan. We work for this project from may 2014, and finally make sure the list of authors at the beginning of 2015. Here you can check the profiles of Jimmeh Aitch, YANG Yu-Chi, CHEN Che, HUANG Li-Pei, Candy Bird.
Please looking forward for this project!
Slowork will present [FACTORY] in the 2015 Taipei international book exhibition.
Place: Taipe World Trade Center
Building 1, B311 Stand
Now you can find Slowork Publishing in this legendary bookstore [Un regard moderne] in Paris!
More bookstore where you can find SLOWORK.
ha wan pao is a monthly paper about people who make beautiful things.
Anna Gleeson interview all kind of creator who live in asia (mainly in HK) and keep thier "original not correct English", the simple style photo and sober layout also mark its style.
Now you can buy it at Hong Kong, Taiwan, China(Kunming) and Malaysia!
Happy New Year !
Slowork is going to send 300 screen-printed free postcard to the new friend who subscibe to our Newsletter ! 150 pieces will be reserved for asia and 150 for all the other zone.
Printed by hand in our studio, the drawing of these postcard announce the future graphic work of our author!
Four screen-printing produced by Slowork Publishing is exhibit at Le cercle des voyageurs at Brussels.
UP : Print by the artist of One day of a tea producer, Olivier Schneider.
middle:From Factory,Yu-Chi YANG, print by Slowork.
down: The example of Factory comic production, it will be finish at spring 2014, all book in screen-print.
All these Screen-Printing is FOR SALE, less than 10 available, before 28 November is possible to ship from Belgium with a good price, DON'T MISS IT FOR THE BEST XMAS GIFT FOR YOUR LOVLY FAMILY WHO LOVE COMIC.
All the income will be put on the documentary comic production of the same artist. Thanks for your support.
up and middle : 9 october, Taipei, JXJ book store, meet with artist Yu-Chi YANG. Presentation of the original drawing and the screen-printing production.
down : 6 November, conference in Brussels about different media to documentary asia. With artist Olivier Schneider, Bert Oo and the editor of Slowork Publishing.
Slowork Publishing will participate two event in November at Brussels, here is the program :
Conference "Documenter l'Asie sensible"
6 Nov 20h30-22h at "La cercle des voyageurs"
With editor of Slowork Publishing Pei Shan HUANG, Artist Olivier Schneider and Bert Oo
Exhibition of Photography and Screen Printing
7-17 Nov at La cercle des voyageurs
Artist: Olivier Schnerder, Slowork Publishing
Some limited signed and numbered Screen-Printing of artist Olivier Schneider and Yu-Chi YANG will be sold on these events, contact us or coming if you want to know more!
Thanks for transfer these events to your friends who live in Brussels!
1-3 weekly comic paper
4-6 popular collective or single edition
7 example of Myanmar style printing
8-9 Burma Chronicles of Guy Delise, Burmese version which i found surprisingly at a kiosk in Yangon.
Looking forward that one day, Slowork editon will be found at a kiosk or a small bookstore in this country, even with a bad printing!
In Myanmar, we can still find a lot of hand- drawing sign on the street , this view become very vintage in many other country.
Small scale screen-printing is also very practical there, in the photos 6&7 we can see the screen-printing Buddhism fan which is made by a simple screen.
There is a lot of book-rented shop in the small town in Myanmar (picture 220.127.116.11.7). All of their comic is local one, the foreigner comic is not coming yet, maybe that is why Myanmar comic is so dynamic and popular here. With the opening of this country, these thing might be abandoned very soon, or become precious but be inside the museum.
All the rented-comic are binding with a cotton string and a plastic film to make them more solid (picture 4). We can find, at the last page, the date and the name of people who rented this book. Young people and people who sale betel like to rent books a lot.
Otherwise, in the small bookstore which sell only the practical book, we found several comic-paper (picture 8.9)!
We hope in the future, Slowork can collaborate with Myanmar author and Myanmar publisher, so that we can bring this dynamic energy to you, and share the other culture with them.
Please expect the next news about Myanmar Graphic!