Comics Zine Publishing

Bang FB

The inaugural issue of the comics zine series “Bang Bang You’re Dead!” edited & published by the students of the “Managing Creativity for Communicative Innovation” course, and collecting the experimental, thrilling & collaborative works of 8 CommArts students with European cartoonists Pierre Alary, Sacha Goerg & Joseph Falzon, under a cover by Thai cartoonist Note Piruck and with a free ‘Phi Krasue’ postcard by French cartoonist Tamia Baudouin (only for the first printing)! Limited to 300 copies, the zine is now distributed worldwide thanks to our French partner L’Association ChiFouMi; more information on their online store. Our thanks are also due to khun Satya @Rabbit4Print, and Thai cartoonist Tunlaya Dunn for the logo design & inspiration!

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The three sets of panels drawn by professional European cartoonists Joseph Falzon, Sacha Goerg and Pierre Alary for the Graphic Writing course. Students duplicated, reframed, and combined the imposed and limited sets -with addition of textual elements- to create imaginative stories of their own. All images, texts and stories rights remain with their respective artists & authors. 

A word from the editorial team: “As evoked in its title, the ‘Bang Bang You’re Dead!’ zine invokes the playful yet serious aspects of constrained comics composition. Based on sets of speechless comics panels drawn especially for their Graphic Writing course by European cartoonists, 34 Thai senior students of the four-year program in Strategic Communication Management at the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand), duplicated, reframed, and combined the imposed drawings -with addition of textual elements- to create imaginative stories of their own. Without any particular drawing formation and facing the numerous and overlapping challenges posed by comics composition, our Faculty seniors were able to overcome the constraint of iconic iteration by thinking out of the box, using their creativity to cross formal, modal, cultural, and national borders.”

Below: one of the 8 short comics gathered in the inaugural issue of the comics zine series “Bang Bang You’re Dead!”.

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The first 2 pages of the 4-page comics composed by Thai student Piraya Vittayasing (Bigbell), using the limited set of 7 panels drawn by French cartoonist Joseph Falzon. ©2017 Bigbell/Joseph Falzon
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The last 2 pages of the 4-page comics composed by Thai student Piraya Vittayasing (Bigbell), using the limited set of 7 panels drawn by French cartoonist Joseph Falzon. ©2017 Bigbell/Joseph Falzon

Copies of the inaugural issue of our EuroThai Experimental Comics Zine Series “Bang Bang You’re Dead!” have safely arrived in Belgium. The zines are now available at the comics bookstore Multi BD in Brussels. The zine is also distributed worldwide thanks to our French partner L’Association ChiFouMi; more information on their online store.

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