Discovery Bay Book Signing

    Hong Kong, August 13, 2017 ————–  Despite scorching hot weather, Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series author and illustrator Tom Schmidt attended a book signing at Kakibubu Media Limited’s booth at today’s Discovery Bay Sunday Market, held in Discovery Bay Plaza, Hong Kong.  The fair, organized by Handmade Hong Kong, featured hundreds of locally-produced creative products by small […]

    Discovery Bay Market Fun

    DB Sunday Market

    Hong Kong, January 8, 2017 ————– Amidst unseasonably good weather, Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series author and illustrator Tom Schmidt attended a book signing at Kakibubu Media Limited’s booth at today’s Discovery Bay Sunday Market, held in Discovery Bay Plaza, Hong Kong.  The fair, organized by Handmade Hong Kong, featured hundreds of locally-produced […]

    Schmidt Featured in Royal Brunei Air Inflight Magazine

    Hong Kong, September 1, 2015 ————– Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series author and illustrator Tom Schmidt was featured in the September / October 2015 issue of Muhibah, the inflight magazine of Royal Brunei Airlines. The two-page spread (pp. 64-65) features a candid interview with Schmidt where he discusses feedback from readers of his award-winning travel book […]

    Elsa High School Book Talk

    Hong Kong, June 4, 2015 ————– Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series creator Tom Schmidt delivered a book talk to a large group of students at Elsa High School in Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong.  Schmidt provided students with an overview of his process of documenting his surroundings and how his travel journals and hand-drawn sketches spurred […]

    Travel Journalism and Global Change

    Hong Kong, April 27, 2015 ————– Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series creator Tom Schmidt presented a talk entitled “Travel Journalism and Global Change” to the CIE Global Perspective team and journalism students at the College of International Education at Hong Kong Baptist University.  Schmidt elaborated how his contemporaneous travel journals and sketches spurred the creation of […]

    Bumbling Traveller Illustrator has Duel to the Death

    Hong Kong, March 12, 2014 ————– Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series creator Tom Schmidt was one of four writers selected to compete against one another at the highly entertaining, yet quirky Literary Death Match. Held within the nondescript basement XXX Gallery in Hong Kong’s Sai Ying Pun district, Schmidt went to head to head with authors […]

    Bumbling Through Hong Kong Awarded Silver Medal

    Bumbling Through Hong Kong Awarded Silver Medal […]

    Architectural Illustrator Discusses Bumbling Traveller Series at ASAI Industry Conference

    San Francisco, October 3, 2013 ————– Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series creator Tom Schmidt presented his award-winning travel book series during the Architectural Illustration Fair at the 28th Annual American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) Conference in San Francisco, CA.  Held at the offices of the American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter, the half-day illustration […]

    Schmidt Shares the Bumbling Traveller Story at TEDx

    Hong Kong, 12 May 2013 ————– Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series creator Tom Schmidt was featured as a key speaker at TEDx Victoria Harbour yesterday at the historic Sunbeam Theatre in North Point. Created in the spirit of TED Talks mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the independently organized TEDx Victoria Harbour featured individuals sharing […]

    Bumbling Through Hong Kong Scoops Bronze Medal

    Third volume of educational graphic novel travel series wins third prize in 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards

    Hong Kong, 8 May 2013 ————– Bumbling Through Hong Kong, volume three of the award-winning Bumbling Traveller™ Adventure Series by Tom Schmidt, has been selected as a bronze medal winner in the Graphic Novel / Drawn Book […]

    Architect Launches Hong Kong Travelogue

    Award-winning graphic novel travel series educates and entertains both children and adults

    Bumbling Through Hong Kong by Tom Schmidt (ISBN 978-988-18066-7-3)

    Hong Kong, 19 April 2013 ————– Architect, entertainer and author Tom Schmidt launched Volume Three of the award-winning Bumbling Traveller™ Adventure Series last night at Bookazine located in Landmark Prince’s in the […]

    Bumbling Traveller Book Creator to Speak at TEDx Victoria Harbour

    Thomas Schmidt

    Hong Kong, 5 April 2013 ————– Thomas Schmidt, creator of the award-winning Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series has been selected to speak at the upcoming TEDx Victoria Harbour event on Saturday, 11 May 2013 at the historic Sunbeam Theatre in North Point. Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth […]

    Bumbling Through Hong Kong Launch Announced

    Bumbling Through Hong Kong by Tom Schmidt (ISBN 978-988-18066-7-3)

    Hong Kong – March 9, 2013: At the end of each day, an estimated nine Hong Kong residents may have suffered premature deaths due to Hong Kong’s worsening air pollution, and another estimated 8,000 tons of discarded food waste will have found its way […]

    Bumbling Through Hong Kong Release Announced

    Bumbling Through Hong Kong by Tom Schmidt (ISBN 978-988-18066-7-3)

    ARCHITECT BUMBLES THROUGH HONG KONG 15 February 2013: By the end of the day during which you read this media release, an estimated nine Hong Kong residents will have suffered premature deaths due to Hong Kong’s worsening air pollution. “Hong Kong is one of the […]

    Bumbling Through Borneo named one of Ten Best Books on Borneo

    Hong Kong, 18 April 2012 ————– Bumbling Through Borneo — the first volume in the award-winning Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series — has been included as one of the Ten Best Books on Borneo in the the 2012 Summer edition of the Borneo Insider’s Guide. Travel writer Peter Adkins reviewed and compiled a listing of books […]

    Bumbling Through Borneo one of top 30 graphic novels for Earth Day 2012

    Hong Kong, 20 March 2012 ————– Bumbling Through Borneo — the first volume in the award-winning Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series — has been selected as one of the Top 30 Graphic Novels for Earth Day 2012 by Library Journal. Martha Cornog, a longtime reviewer for Library Journal, reviewed and compiled a listing of 30 international […]

    Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series Appoints New Distributor

    Hong Kong, 31 August 2011 ————– Kakibubu Media Limited announced their new distribution partners for the Hong Kong / China market. The award-winning Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series will be distributed by Far East Media (HK) Limited effective 31 August 2011. The author of the acclaimed graphic novel series, Tom Schmidt, noted “We are grateful for […]

    Bumbling Traveller Author attends Children’s Book Conference

    Nobel Peace prize winner and children’s book author H.E. Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta

    Singapore, 18 May 2011 ————– Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series author and illustrator, Thomas Schmidt, AIA, LEED AP, attended the 2011 Asian Festival for Children’s Content (AFCC) held in Singapore from 26 – 28 May 2011. Organized by The Arts House and […]

    Travel Book Writer Awarded AIA Citation

    Hong Kong, 6 November 2010 ————– — Architect and award-winning author and illustrator Thomas Schmidt, AIA, LEED® AP, has been awarded a 2010 chapter Citation from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Hong Kong Chapter for the creation of the Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series™.

    Schmidt was selected by AIA Hong Kong to receive one […]

    Hotel Architect Launches Sumatra Travel Book

    Award-winning graphic novel travel series educates and entertains both children and adults

    Hong Kong, 20 May 2010 ————– Architect, entertainer and author Tom Schmidt launched Volume Two of the award-winning Bumbling Traveller™ Adventure Series last night at Hong Kong’s historic Fringe Club. With close to 100 people in attendance, the book launch included book […]

    14th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards

    Move Over Tea Party – Independent Publishers are the REAL Freedom Fighters

    New York, NY, 20 May 2010 ————– The Tea Party is grabbing the headlines and Sarah Palin’s book made the bestseller list, but if you’re truly interested in change, read books from independent publishers. So say the organizers of the 14th annual […]

    Bumbling Through Sumatra Scoops Bronze Medal

    Second volume of graphic novel travel series wins third prize in 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards

    Hong Kong, 14 May 2010 ————– Bumbling Through Sumatra , volume two of the award-winning Bumbling Traveller™ Adventure Series by Tom Schmidt, has been selected as a bronze medal winner in the Graphic Novel / Drawn Book category […]

    Bumbling Through Sumatra to be released

    Bumbling Through Sumatra by Tom Schmidt ISBN 978-988-18066-6-6

    Hong Kong, 26 February 2010 ————– In the time it takes you to read this media release, an estimated 13 hectares of the world’s forests will be lost, according to a recent estimate by WWF-Malaysia.

    “Sumatra is one of the most important and fascinating places […]

    Bumbling Through Borneo Scores Bronze Medal

    Bumbling Through Borneo wins Moonbeam bronze medal

    Hong Kong, 26 September 2009 ————– Bumbling through Borneo, written and illustrated by Tom Schmidt, was announced as the Bronze Medal award winner in the Comic / Graphic Novel category of the 3rd Annual 2009 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Published by Kakibubu Media Limited, this first […]

    Bumbling Through Borneo Scores Silver Medal in International Book Awards

    Bumbling Through Borneo wins IPPY silver medal

    Hong Kong, 18 May 2009 ————– Bumbling Through Borneo, by Tom Schmidt was announced as the Silver Medal award winner for the Graphic Novel / Drawn Book (Humor) category of the 13th Annual 2009 Independent Publishers Book Awards. With over 4,000 entries from across the world, […]

    Bumbling Through Borneo Confirmed as Semi-Finalist at IPPY Book Awards

    Hong Kong, 2 May 2009 ————– Kakibubu Media Limited confirmed today that Tom Schmidt’s recent release Bumbling Through Borneo has been confirmed as a Semi-Finalist in the “Graphic Novel/Drawn Book – Humor/Cartoon” category of the prestigious 2009 Independent Publisher Books Awards. Semi-finalists will be awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals; winners will be announced on […]

    Bumbling Through Borneo Debuts in Malaysia

    Hong Kong, 17 April 2009 ————– It was announced today that Bumbling Through Borneo, the first volume in the Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series, will be distributed byMPH Distributors Sdn Bhd in the Malaysia and Singapore markets. MPH Distributors Sdn Bhd (MDM) is the market leader in the book import and distribution as well as magazine […]

    Bumbling Through Borneo: Hong Kong Book Launch

    Bumbling Through Borneo by Tom Schmidt ISBN 978-988-18066-5-9

    Hong Kong, 16 April 2009 ————– The first volume of the Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series – Bumbling Through Borneo — was launched last night at Hong Kong’s Fringe Club Gallery. Over one hundred people were in attendance, including representatives from various media organizations, members of […]

    Schmidt Promotes New Travel Book on Hong Kong Radio

    Author Tom Schmidt promotes Bumbling Through Borneo on RTHK’s “Morning Brew”

    Hong Kong, 9 April 2009 ————– Bumbling Through Borneo author Tom Schmidt appeared on Hong Kong’s RTHK3 “Morning Brew” today at 12:10 pm, hosted by Phil Whelan. Heard by over 250,000 listeners per week, RTHK3 interviewed Schmidt, as he discussed his inspiration […]

    Bumbling Through Borneo Debuts in International Book Fairs

    Hong Kong, 3 April 2009 ————– Kakibubu Media Limited announced today that the first volume of the Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series, entitled Bumbling Through Borneo will be represented at four major international book fairs in 2009 through the Jenkins Group Combined Book Exhibit. Author Tom Schmidt noted “These shows are the best ways to get […]

    Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series Launch Announced

    Hong Kong, 1 April 2009 ————– Kakibubu Media Limited announced today the official Hong Kong book launch for Tom Schmidt’s new book Bumbling Through Borneo — the first volume in the much anticipated Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series.

    DATE: Wednesday, 15 April 2009 TIME: 19:00 – 22:00 VENUE: Fringe Club Gallery, 2 Lower Albert Road

    Cash […]

    Hong Kong Book Distribution

    Hong Kong, 5 March 2009 ————– Kakibubu Media Limited announced today that Hong Kong-based Foreign Press Distributors have been awarded the distribution rights in Hong Kong and China for the upcoming Bumbling Traveller Adventure Book Series, written and illustrated by Tom Schmidt.

    Launch of Bumbling Through Borneo Announced

    Bumbling Through Borneo by Tom Schmidt ISBN 978-988-18066-5-9

    Hong Kong, 1 February 2009 ————– In the time it takes you to read this media release, an estimated 13 hectares of the world’s forests will be lost, according to WWF-Malaysia.

    “Borneo is one of the most important and fascinating places on the planet right […]