BOOK INTERIORS, maps, collateral

 

GRIT AND GOLD: map based on Tyler Whiteside's 'The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn', created for a SmArt School class.

ROAD: illustration for ‘Road: A Fairytale’ on  Strange Horizons .

ROAD: illustration for ‘Road: A Fairytale’ on Strange Horizons.

SWIFTLY, AS A KNIFE: map illustration for ‘The Throne of the Five Winds’ by S. C. Emmett from Orbit Books.

VARIATIONS: unused interior illustration for  Jentayu #6 .

VARIATIONS: unused interior illustration for Jentayu #6.

REBIRTH: Interior illustration for Kejora.

TRUTH AND TEARS: Interior illustration for Kejora.

BEAUTY: Interior illustration for Kejora.

Character illustrations for bookmarks based on the YA novel THE WEIGHT OF OUR SKY by Hanna Alkaf.

A LIFE BEYOND BOUNDARIES: Cover illustration for Gerakbudaya. Read more.

SORCERERS ROYAL: alternative cover for Zen Cho's 'Sorcerer to the Crown'. See the process behind this image.

MAGIC AND MAYHEM: character portraits for Zen Cho's 'Sorcerer to the Crown'.


characters and clothing

 

Character art for the tabletop boardgame KAKI LIMA, based on pedestrian walkways in historic George Town, Penang.

DAWN AND DUSK from the Geeky Baju project: Southeast Asian garment designs based on literature, video games, and film.

WORLD’S END from the Geeky Baju Project.

FAITH AND FORTUNE from the Geeky Baju Project.

ROBOTS AND MONSTERS from the Geeky Baju Project.


EDITORIAL

 

FIRE AND DEATH: a series on the regional haze caused by forest fires in Indonesia.

RIVER OF LIGHT: for ‘Small Art for a Big Cause’ at Light Grey Art Lab.

A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS: for ‘ Color Anthropology’ at Light Grey Art Lab. Read more.

OMELAS: based on a short story by Ursula LeGuin, created at the IMC 2018. Read more.

LONGEVITY: for ‘FOODIES’ at Light Grey Art Lab.

CRACKDOWN: illustration for ‘Silenced by an Elastic Law’ on New Naratif.

IMAGINATION: illustration for Singapore International Foundation.

LISTEN: illustration for 'Rules for Communing with Spirits' on Fireside Fiction.


wRITING + ART

 
KEJORA:  writing and art  inspired by Southeast Asian cultures and realities.

KEJORA: writing and art inspired by Southeast Asian cultures and realities.

A NATION VOTES: sketch reporting from Malaysia's 14th General Elections for New Naratif. Read all three illustrated articles here.

IS WANTING SAMBAL NASI-SSARY? An introduction to asexuality for  Queer Lapis .

IS WANTING SAMBAL NASI-SSARY? An introduction to asexuality for Queer Lapis.


 

I'm a Malaysian illustrator and artist working in ink, watercolour, and digital media. Drawing from literature and visual culture, I make pictures that evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity for books, magazines, games, and more.

 

Wraparound cover for GILA by Hanna Alkaf.

Selected Clients

Orbit, Fireside Fiction, Strange Horizons, New Naratif, George Town Literary Festival, Gerakbudaya, Editions Jentayu, Esquire Malaysia, Tenaganita, ABAAD.

Designs based on  Dragon Age: Inquisition  for the Geeky Baju Project.

Designs based on Dragon Age: Inquisition for the Geeky Baju Project.

Self-Directed Projects

At the Projects page you'll find illustrated microfiction, geeky Southeast Asian garments, protest flower posters, place-based projects with teens, zines, and more.

Graphic Recording

Events/clients include: Innovation for Change - East Asia (as process historian), Tokyo Fintech Summit, TEDxKL, PwC HK, Wharton Global Forum HK 2017.