Drawings Part One
A downloadable zine
Guns. Knives. Ships. Textiles. Magic. Gods.
Welcome to the Thousand Thousand Islands -- a porous, patchwork reality inspired by Southeast Asia.
Drawings is an art zine. 30 detailed black-and-white illustrations, comprising character studies, action shots, and tableaux.
Dashing warriors; shrines and trade stalls; pirates, princesses, and magicians.
These images are the result of the artist's initial research forays into the material cultures, lived stories, and mythistories of Southeast Asia. A supplement to A Thousand Thousand Islands.
For more information and print copies, visit athousandthousandislands.com.
By Mun Kao.
"... the style of the drawings reminds me of old storybooks and textbooks, where foundational myths and legends mingled with history ... There are familiar SEA motifs, with hints of the fantastical; but the tales of the past that I know have always been tinged with wonder, so it all seems sort of matter-of-fact. Fantasy and mundanity are one and the same."
- Aaron Lim, on Twitter
"I want more books of just concept art, like this. It's a great way to provide fuel for gamemasters ... illustrations like this just get my mind going."
- Ben Milton, Questing Beast
"No text, no explanations, just beautiful little black-and-white pieces ... Some of the illustrations would look better if the books were larger, I feel, but there's no loss of detail or significant blurring."
- Skerples, Coins and Scrolls
In order to download this zine you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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