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November Cartoonist-in-Residence: Cheeming Boey

November 30, 2013, from 1:00-3:00pm

The Cartoon Art Museum, in partnership with Last Gasp publications, will host artist, Cheeming Boey on Saturday, November 30th, 2013 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Boey, view and discuss his work. This event is free and open to the public.

Cheeming Boey, best known as Boey, is a Malaysian cartoonist, artist, animator, and writer. He grew up in Malaysia and came to the United States to study Advertising at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, but later switched to Computer Animation.

He went on to become a lead animator for the games Diablo II, Diablo III, and Lair. In 2007, Boey began a web comic about the experiences of his daily life. He posts six days a week and has been entertaining readers with this illustrated diary blog ever since. He is renowned for his illustrations on foam coffee cups, for which he was featured in a Sharpie commercial for their Start With Sharpie campaign in 2011 and received a TED Award for the category of Ads Worth Spreading.

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Boey is also well known for his autobiographical graphic novel, When I Was A Kid that is meant to be a prequel to the blog of his adult life. Three weeks after the books release in 2012, it became a Top Ten Bestseller in Asia and it is now available for an American audience to enjoy. The graphic novel is a collection of black and white drawings and handwritten narratives depicting short stories from his formative years growing up in Malaysia. They tell the tales of imaginary heroes, lies adults tell to children, and the dangerous combination of boredom and curiosity. The novel is dedicated to the forgotten child in all of us, and appeals to anyone who might long for a more innocent time.

About the Cartoonist in Residence Program:

The Cartoon Art Museum regularly hosts professional cartoonist in its galleries as part of its Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Museum patrons see cartoonists at work on their latest projects and learn everything you ever wanted to know about cartoonists–but were afraid to ask.  Past featured Cartoonists-in-Residence include Paul Madonna (All Over Coffee),Keith Knight (K Chronicles, (th)ink), Paige Braddock (Jane’s World), Roman Muradov (The New Yorker) and Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules) among many others.
 

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