We met the first time at LINGUA COMICA 3 / ASIA-EUROPE DIALOGUE THROUGH COMICS, an international comic project in Kyoto/Japan in November 2008 hold by ASEF and the International Manga Museum Kyoto.
I grew up in a small town in the middle of Germany. In 2001 I moved to Berlin to study Visual Communication at the University of Art. Today I still live in Berlin, draw and write. My work includes comics, illustrations and graficdesign. I´m fascinated by the complexity of communication level comic offers me. Combining text and image, timeflow, panels and empty spaces comic gives me the opportunity to tell difficult storys, but still leave space to interpret. I participated several comic projects and exhibitions and selfpublished a grafic novel.
Joining the Lingua Comica 3 in Kyoto 2008 deepend my will to focus more on drawing and writing my own comics. In March 2009 I won the nextComic festival in Linz with the short story Futurplayer.
Realizing he could not afford to buy his favourite comics when he was a kid, Faezal started drawing them instead. This habit grew with him into an obsession for story telling. In between his passion for comics and sequential art, he is also a graphic designer and teaches Illustration and Multimedia to Graphic and Digital Media students in Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka. He has recently finished his own graphic novel title ‘The Time Mission: Book 1’ and a children sci-fi adventure comics entitled ‘Dunia Asing’ (Alien World). Since participating in Lingua Comica 3 in Kyoto, Japan, he is now sharing his passion with another 3 comic artists from Asia and Europe creating another comic stories entitled ‘WIRES’.
He also believed that comics and sequential art could stop the war and make the world a better place.
PieR is a comics author, illustrator and graphic designer. He‘s graduated from the Comics Fine Art school of Angoulême (FRANCE).
His work as been published in many international books (USA, England, Slovenia...) and he’s self-publishing some others. He‘s working as a press illustrator for newspapers and set up personal exhibitions.
He thinks that Comics is an art by itself and tries to find some alternative ways in telling stories.
You can have a look at his work at www.piergajewski.eu