Over at Sarah Weinman’s blog she mentions the success of Indie publisher Akashic in bringing out Manhattan Noir, Baltimore Noir, San Francisco Noir, with London Noir to follow. In Asia we seem so far off the radar screen that no one in New York considers Bangkok Noir or Tokyo Noir as remote possibilities. In terms of darkness of stories and characters, Asia is as good a place as Baltimore or the Twin Cities to find the struggle against evil, greed, and corruption.
Artist and film maker Chris Coles maintains an interesting website for his Bangkok Noir paintings. Chris, who is based in LA, is a talented artist and his paintings from the nightlife are surreal, jagged emotional portraits. And over at Thai Oasis the website features Bangkok Noir fiction.