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 Shannon Young, Renate Leukert, and Peter Humphreys.  A judging panel composed of columnist Nury Vittachi, artist Shirley Sheung, and comedian Jim Brewsky ultimately declared Shannon Young as the victor at the end of the evening’s festivities.

    Created by Adrian Todd Zuniga, Literary Death Match describes itself as a “competitive, humor-centric reading series features a thrilling mix of four famous and emerging authors.”  In the spirit of the event’s circus-like atmosphere, Schmidt performed a seven-minute reading of an excerpt from his award-winning graphic novel, Bumbling Through Borneo, which he enhanced with impromptu vocal sound effects and projected images from the book.

     

    The American Society of Architectural Illustrators, ASAI, is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the art, science and profession of architectural illustration. Through communication, education and advocacy, the Society strives to refine and emphasize the role of illustration in the practice and appreciation of architecture. – See more at: http://www.asai.org/MissionStatement#sthash.O8LTJBdN.dpuf
    The American Society of Architectural Illustrators, ASAI, is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the art, science and profession of architectural illustration. Through communication, education and advocacy, the Society strives to refine and emphasize the role of illustration in the practice and appreciation of architecture. – See more at: http://www.asai.org/MissionStatement#sthash.O8LTJBdN.dpuf
    The American Society of Architectural Illustrators, ASAI, is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the art, science and profession of architectural illustration. Through communication, education and advocacy, the Society strives to refine and emphasize the role of illustration in the practice and appreciation of architecture. – See more at: http://www.asai.org/MissionStatement#sthash.O8LTJBdN.dpuf

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR / ILLUSTRATOR: Tom Schmidt is an architect, award-winning writer, illustrator, musician, and part-time stand-up comedian. Born in the United States, following his studies of Architecture and Environmental Design at the University of Colorado, his wanderlust has carried him through various bumbling adventures in over 70 countries around the world. Schmidt is a licensed US architect, a LEED® Accredited Professional, a founding member of the Hong Kong Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and a member of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI). He has resided in Hong Kong since 1997, and is founder of Sepia Design Consultants Limited, an architectural consultancy specializing in sustainable hospitality design. Schmidt received a 2010 AIA Hong Kong Citation for the Bumbling Traveller™ Adventure Series in “recognition of significant achievement in promoting the values of cultural heritage, eco-tourism and vernacular architecture in the Chapter’s region.”

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