bkk UNZINE Issue 40


Published: 1st December 2023

BKK Unzine Issue 24 - Loss

As humans we’ve always been drawing as Sooth has pointed out with his illustration of cavemen drawings and it’s a very interesting dance if we decide to take that perspective. Especially in recent years, changes in art making have been so fast. Artists might feel outdated with something they started experimenting a year ago. But the tools might change, we are still humans and we still need time to get better at something and it will take the time it takes. Those who are remembered are not the ones chasing trends and new tools, but those who focused on the things that mattered to them the most and stood out for their excellence.

Thank you as always and Enjoy. 
Maia, Jam, Venky, Boris

Artists in this issue

Superhero painter answers questions and penciled board for painting


Paul Limgenco, superhero painter answers questions and shows us how he prepares his board for painting.

Teach Them Well

Piya - Thorns of Grief

This is part of a series of drawings I am doing as a personal project representing ancient Philippines scenes before the colonization arrived in the 1600.

Randy Valiente


Piya - Thorns of Grief
Fountain pen with black ink on sketchbook paper Early history is caveman’s drawing.


Animal (human)

Piya - Thorns of Grief

Throughout history, humans have done experiments and chemical testing on live animals. Whether it’s for scientific reasons, to develop basic products for humans like cosmetics or to study to gain knowledge about their biology. These things are not talked about enough.

Jarunpong Rungsiri

The path

Piya - Thorns of Grief

That day, another part of history continued.


No Toyota Crown

Piya - Thorns of Grief

Acrylic on Canvas, 120 x 120

The automotive industry has always been a key contributor to a pretty solid Thai economy …and the terrible traffic. A long history of growth since the early 60s with Toyota Corp as one of the first to manufacture in the Kingdom of Thailand. Doesn’t look like the owner of this run-down 1970s Toyota Corona has anything to do with the “solid economy” nor with any economic growth. It’s not even a Toyota Crown ….. But he/she can probably tell a few truly interesting stories from the past.

Christian Fielitz

Before Becoming the Buddha

These pages are from “Before Becoming Buddha”, a 60 page book (Thai version) 4 pages(color) 56 pages (B&W). Size 25 cm x17cm

I made a comic called “Before Becoming the Buddha” published in Thailand. The story covers about 6 years during Prince Siddhartha’s life after he left the palace before becoming Buddha. This part will have 3 volumes. Volume 2 &3 will be published in April 2024.


Adisak Das Pongsampan

Trees as temples

Brush pen and tech pens

Historically and culturally Thai temples and Thailand have been inseparable. But if I were to change something looking at the stories about the Buddha, we are told that, he was a prince and left the palace to become the Buddha. The temples to me look like palaces, so it seems that we have put the Buddha back in palace. Also you can there are a lot of trees in my drawing. Because if the Buddha reached enlightenment under a tree, I think we should be planting more trees that building temples. But what do I know…?

Sketchman Boris

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