In 2009, SCBWI -Malaysia hosted Phil Yeh of Cartoonists Across America to speak at a local University and last year, Phil Yeh brought his friend, Phil Ortiz (Simpson cartoonist) to KL after having attended the Singapore Toys and Games Convention in December.
SCBWI got the help of Cut-Out Magazine to arrange speaking engagements at two design colleges in Kuala Lumpur.
Phil Yeh has published Winged Tiger in Singapore (which was launched in Singapore during the Convention) and is now working on Winged Tiger in Malaysia. His Malaysian co-author for this new book is Sarah Joan Mokhtar, Illustrator Coordinator of SCBWI-Malaysia.
Phil Yeh's partner, Linda Adams and Phil Ortiz also took time to attend the Kreatif Digital Conference held at the Putrajayay Convention Centre, the Comic Fiesta at Berjaya Times Square and visited Malacca, Batu Caves and other interesting places in Mlaaysia. We expect these places will appear in his new book and we are looking forward to it!
Phil with a monkey at the Batu Caves Temple
Idea for cover of Winged Tiger #15