Bumbling Through Borneo, an educational yet comical trek through Borneo’s hinterland, takes the reader on an entertaining journey of discovery by following the misadventures of a fictitious cast of bumbling characters as they stumble across the natural treasures and indigenous cultures of the Malaysian state of Sarawak – including the environmental challenges they currently face. With over 180 beautifully hand-drawn illustrations, the book’s day-by-day account of the bumbling travellers’ journey through Sarawak seeks to instill the reader with an environmental and cultural awareness of the island’s rapidly changing situation. WWF-Malaysia calls the book “Interesting! Recommended reading for backpackers to Borneo." Awarded Silver Medal - Graphic Novel / Drawn Book (Humor) category 2009 Independent Publisher IPPY Book Awards and Bronze Medal - Comic / Graphic Novel category 2009 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
About the Author
Tom Schmidt is an architect, 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, while based in the Asia-Pacific region. He conceived, wrote and illustrated the award-winning Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series, which to date has received five international book awards since its inception. 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.