Thursday, November 3, 2011

SEVEN: Draw Your Days! 2011

It's that time of the year again! We've had SEVEN: Draw Your Days! in 2009 and 2010, so let's have another one this year! Trust me, it's a good distraction from clicking and tapping on your gadgets all day :)

Here's a bit of history

SEVEN: Draw Your Days! is an event to celebrate the anniversary of CAB, so we do it each year on the same dates, always starts on November 7th. Our first event was in 2009, when we also launched our website. We also printed and exhibited a lot of participants' drawings at Galeri Soemardja, FSRD ITB, while having a talk session. The result was indeed pleasantly surprising. The works that were produced day-by-day came in different medias: drawings, comics, photographs, even collages and poems, which came not only from Indonesia but also from the United States and The Netherlands.
2010 brought similarly surprising results, and also coming from many parts of the world, including Kuwait and Malaysia. Friends who are spending most of their time typing and clicking admitted that they found relief upon returning to their pens and pencils. Friends who are used to creating fantasy and fictional stories found it a refreshing change to recreate their own experiences in drawings and graphics. Among the most interesting things is, although we knew that the same week can be entirely different for everyone, we didn't really 'realize' it until we saw the reflections of it, as expressed by different individuals.
It's 2011 now and CAB is going to have its 3rd anniversary, where you're all invited again to draw your days! Let's go! :)            


An event held by CAB, a publisher who concentrates on graphic diary, where everyone can participate. It's where everyone can draw his or her days, one page each day, for seven consecutive days.

Basically anyone. You don't have to be an artist or someone who's good at drawing. As long as you are eager to tell your stories in drawings and graphics, you're in!

The drawings can be day-to-day happenings during the week, dreams, desires, or whatever comes to mind when your pen hits the paper (or the tablet). 

All participants are to start their drawings on Nov 7. One page for one day, until Nov 13. In total, everyone will have 7 pages of drawings.

All works will be displayed online, so there's no 'real' place. But you are most welcome to arrange the event in your own communities or cities.

If you'd like to participate, you are encouraged to upload your drawings on your own Blogs, which will be linked to CAB website, or put your own link at the SEVEN 2011 event page on Facebook Alternately, you can also send your drawings to CAB [email], to be uploaded on CAB website.

Followings are links to previous SEVEN participants:

43. Meda
47. Dian
48. Evi
49. Magi
61. Adhiw
62. Oske
63. Agung


  1. I would like to join,
    please enlist my blog
    Thank you Bu Tita