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Every culture has their own origin stories. Tales of ancient gods and heroes legitimise political lineages, justify occupancy of lands and foster tribal unity…

In this video, Wee Tian Beng expressed the need to understand the fundamentals of comics and showed examples of how he did that.

I often wonder if art collectors will go to a fine art gallery to buy local comic art illustrations or paintings, and if they do, what makes them want to pay a high price for an art piece?

Happy New Year. Looking back, we wish the artists who contributed to our e-anthology, Our World, had gained more mileage from it…

We have come to the end of the year and this is also our last editorial of the year. A pat on the shoulder for everyone in the team, as well as a big thank you to artists and readers who have been involved in our activities…

When I first heard of the Doraemon Exhibition I thought it was an exhibition all about Doraemon, where visitors get a glimpse of original manga sketches, design notes…

In this video, Wee Tian Beng shared what he noticed about local comics and expressed his concern about the lack of understanding in using the comics medium to tell a story.

In this video, Wee Tian Beng talks about the local comic scene and why many comic artists can’t make a living doing comics alone.

Over the years, friends from the Philippines have been bringing me comics they bought from the comic cons there. Even if I can’t read Tagalog, I am interested to find out more about the new comics and artists emerging. ..

We’re still in the beginning of December – a favourite month for many because of school holidays and the approaching Christmas and New Year festivities and holidays…

FOMO Art Weekend organised by OICsingapore happened on the first weekend of December at *SCAPE. As a mini event preparing for the resurrection of Illustration Arts Festival (IAF) which…

Boey Cheeming, better known as Boey, the best selling author of the endearing comic series, When I Was A Kid, will be attending the Singapore Comic Con. Here’s a short review of the latest volume, When I Was A Kid 7…

In this video, Murasaki shares her opinion as a comic editor and the challenges she needs to overcome when mentoring her artists.

Kael Ngu is back in Singapore for the comic con next month (10-11 Dec at MBS). Unless you have been living under a rock, you will know he is a rising star in the Malaysian comics scene, drawing covers for DC and Marvel. ..

Since Singapore Comic Con is coming soon and NAFA has acquired a booth to promote their courses, I believe would-be students will face the issues of following their heart or being practical…

Zall Bookstore at Wheelock Place will be holding the 100 Years of Wu Yun Exhibition from 27 Nov to 9 Dec 2022…

Issue 18. In my diary, we were supposed to have the final big bang comics exhibition at the Comics Embassy this weekend, featuring all the artists. But things changed. Such is life.

In this video, Murasaki shared her thoughts on Pura Comixmag and her views on the comic artists who are on the platform.

The long awaited volume 2 of Geungsi. It should have come out earlier to ride on the wave and buzz of volume 1 which was released late last year. But comic making is hard work. Better to do a good job and tell a good story than to…

One of the great things about the Singapore Writers Festival is that you discover new writers you have not encountered before. And from reading their bio, you get interested enough to want to interview…

Year end is always a good time for events since the festive spirit puts us in the mood to shop, feast, attend events and have fun basically. Cosfest 2022 has ended…

In this video, Murasaki reveals how she found herself working for SPH back then and the reasons that made her leave the company.

In this video, Murasaki shared how she became a graphic artist at TCZ Studio and her experience working in the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).

I have to confess that lately I am becoming indifferent to many films and TV series adapted from comics – the ones with complex character development…

As covid restrictions are further relaxed around the world, comic events are making a comeback after years of hiatus. Here are a few pickles of local events happening now till end of year…

If you were to ask me what is the one thing that kept comics artists continue drawing and excelling in their craft, my answer is to have feedback from the audience…

A large proportion of local comic creators have cited Japanese manga as their greatest source of inspiration and influence in their formative…

In this video, Clio Hui talks about what has kept her going in drawing her comics and who are the people who bought her books.

In this video, Clio Hui shared what got her started doing comics and where she gets her inspirations from.

Recently I watched the documentary on the local underground punk rock / hardcore scene, Scene Unseen.

In this video, Clio Hui shared her experience in her comics journey, how she submitted her works to TCZ Studio and what was required of her.

We are coming to the final highlight of Comic Embassy, Comics Day, which is happening this Saturday, 26th August 2022. Many of our comic ambassadors as well as other local comic artists…

Apart from the predominantly English-language driven superhero genre, comics from East Asia…

In this final video, Hui Xuan shared her observation of new artists who approached her for advice and gave her opinion on that.

The month of August is one of remembrance and ceremony: some of us pay respect to ancestors and wandering spirits during the Hungry Ghost Festival, while the nation celebrates its 57th year of survival…

Singaporean themes need not be tied to realistic local subject matters and settings…

In this video, Hui Xuan shared how she earned a living as a full-time artist and her plan for Dream Walker.

Will Comic Embassy make a profit or suffer a loss of income if this is a business entity rather than a community project?

Ho See Kum (He Shuxin) is an art educator with 20 years of teaching experiences. He founded ComixGuru, a cartooning…

Two kingdoms vie for power over the Malaccan Straits: Te Johor Sultanate under Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah III, a rising power in the east born from the ashes of Melaka…

Lots of comics happenings this month, check it out in this video!

The predecessor of all modern comics came from caricatures and cartoons in humour magazines…

This 10th issue is released on 22 July, one day after Racial Harmony Day. Clio Ding writes about CMIO (Chinese, Malay, Indian, Others) in her article on Singapore comics.

In this video, Hui Xuan shall share more about her plan for the Dream Walker’s manga series and her job as a full-time professional comic artist at TCZ.

Check out SGOCF’s comics workshop on panelling conducted by Art Educator Clio Ding…

Check out Singapore Original Comics Festival’s interview with our SG Cartoon Resource Hub founder, Ho See Kum, where he shares his thoughts about the role of comics in school education, his experience in being an art educator, and more.

A kitten boards the ship of Parameswara, a prince on the run from Majapahit forces after his failed uprising. Leaving behind the beautiful lands of Nusantara, they end up on the shores of Temasek…

In this video, Hui Xuan shares with us what got her started to be a Manga artist and how the idea of Dream Walker came about.

Clio Hui is a self taught local artist. Her journey as a comic artist began when she submitted two short stories to PuraComixmag…

Bizarre incidents have stirred this city and victims die in their sleep. Like any other regular student, Yume…

Singaporeans are fortunate. We enjoy access to a wide array of food, consumer products and…

Time flies and Comic Embassy is now at its second month, featuring veteran artists Foo Swee Chin and Alan Bay. There’s an interesting line-up of programmes including a character design workshop by Foo Swee Chin and a comics panelling workshop by Alan Bay..

Murasaki is the Vice President of Comics Society (Singapore), Chief Editor of Puracomixmag.com, and senior graphic artist of TCZ Studio Pte Ltd. She is also the leader of doujinshi group Comix Pandora…

In this video, we show you what’s happening behind the scenes, and how we get Comic Embassy set up and running.

In this video, Sean Lam shall reveal how he improved his storytelling skill and what he considered the most important for being a comic artist.

Much to the woe of students and even more so, teachers, June holiday is coming to an end. The busiest term of the year is about to kick in while new threats of Deltacron and (hopefully not) monkeypox looms. But fret not! Because there are many many…

Yeo Hui Xuan is Singapore’s first female full-time professional comic artist. Her first debut works – Dream Walker Series (Chinese / English, a total of six books) gained support and sponsorship of the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA)…

Clio Ding is a full-time art educator who occasionally dabbles with making and writing about comics. Clio has drawn Sunday strips for Lianhe Zaobao and Friday Weekly…

Rixou is an illustrator and comic artist of multiple publications, including the international award winning young adult urban fantasy graphic novel series, ‘Pandora’s Scar’.

The Sg Cartoon Resource Hub’s first onsite project is to promote Singapore produced comics and comic artists for six months from June to November. The soft launch of the Comic Embassy is on 11 June, Saturday, at 3 pm at Tekka Place.

In this video, Sean Lam shall share what you need to do if you have decided to be a comic artist.

Demonstration of how to draw Ranma from Ranma 1/2 (Part 2)

Hikari is a seemingly normal high school student. His innocent and naive character led him to accept a deal offered by a demon called Lucifer, who…

Wendy Chew, also known as Mashi, loves to draw about her girl, her husband, and her cats! Read on to find out more!

In this video interview, Sean Lam talks about why he wants to draw Geungsi and publish it in Singapore.

Eve and the Lost Ghost Family is a deadpan-funny YA graphic novel about Eve, a 14-year-old on the verge of becoming…

Time and tide wait for no man. I had wanted to interview some of the early pioneers of Singapore comics and especially those of different ethnicity. One of them was K. Ramesh…

Demonstration of how to draw Ranma from Ranma 1/2

Ye Zhen is a self-published comic artist since 2006. He has drawn and self-published 12 volumes of his comic book series Singapore Hip-Hop Horror comics (ongoing)…

Jaina Teo is a freelance concept and comic artist from Singapore. Read on to find out more about her!

This week, we feature Germaine, also know as Noirbriar, a comic artist and illustrator from Singapore. She has created various comics including Ghost Cafe, Baumkuchen and GENESIS Blood Debt. Read on to find out more about her!

In this video interview, Sean Lam shared how he began as a graphic novelist and the reasons he left Singapore for Japan.

Welcome back to issue 5 of SG Cartoon Resource Hub. This issue is an exciting one as it is packed with interviews featuring both local artists (Sean Lam and Germaine Lim) as well as overseas artists (Harmony Becker and Jillian Tamaki).

Learn to draw manga faces for your characters! (Part 2)

Jillian Tamaki is coming to town. Well, sort of. For the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) but it will be a virtual panel. In the last two years, we have our fill of online comics panels and events. The endemic stage continues this trend…

After the triad war with the undead in Hong Kong, Meng, a Geungsi slayer, move to Singapore where he met Shaun, a young salaryman who got turned into a Geungsi by a young mysterious. Their intertwined fates got entangled into the conflicts of a dark underworld far beyond their imagination…

One of the aims of starting the SG Cartoon Resource Hub was to learn from fellow comic creators and to distill some of their hard-earned lessons and share them with other artists. That is why we did a series of video interviews with Singapore comic artists…

James is a creative freelancer, providing art direction and accepting selective commissions for original illustrations, portraits and caricatures. With a wealth of experience, he has been invited to conduct Arts Educational Talks and Masterclasses…

Learn to draw manga faces for your characters!

We all knew what a Pandora box is, but what about Pandora’s Scar? Rixou, creator of the eponymous fantasy comic series, offers insights to the inspirations behind its core concept, plot and characters.

Wings is the second volume of Rixou’s mythological romance fantasy manga series reinterpreting popular Greek mythological figures as contemporary teens. In the first volume, readers are introduced to the protagonist Philly, a kind-hearted village girl seeking to start her new independent life in Sentinel City, but…

Recently, a group of students in the junior college I’m teaching conducted a survey on the reading habits of youth. Among a hundred over responses, only one indicated that they read comics. While it is possible that a small sample size may have yielded…

Similar to the state of cartooning in Malaysia after independence, the early years of Singapore nationhood was one of social consensus building. Cartoons in newspapers were expected to play the role of supporting government policies and campaigns.

This week, we feature Yolk Chan Y.Y, who’s currently studying for a diploma in animation and illustration design. Read on to find out more about her and her works!

While our website focuses on Singapore comics and creators, it is also important for us to know and learn from our neighbours as Southeast Asia is a crucial market for regional comics. But the issue is what are regional comics?

T. Shuxia or Tai Shuxia / 戴 淑 侠 (just call her Shuxia) is a Singaporean artist, illustrator, and co-founder of the arts initiative Kokoro. She works with various mediums and is presently exploring storytelling through art.

In this video, we discussed the different comic genres and art styles. Presented by Clio Ding.

Learn to draw clothes for your cartoon characters!

Independence does not necessarily equate to freedom. In 1957, Malaya gained its independence while Singapore would remain under British rule until 1959 when it was given self-government status (British authorities still retained control of defense and foreign affairs).

It is not every day you can come across a comic book created by a qualified professional who can teach practical skills and reveal the inner workings of the trade…

A friend once said, “Singapore comics cannot make it!” Well, is that a fact or a myth? And what does Singapore comics mean to a Singaporean?

How to break into the comics market? Rixou, author of fantasy comic series Pandora’s Scar, shares how creating doujinshi has helped her gain a foothold into comics publishing.

This week, we feature comics creator Kang Jing (KJ) and comic colourist Pavith C! Read on to find out more!

This week, we feature freelance artist Christine Joyce Wagan, who is also a student at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts currently. Read on to find out more!

Loo Fang Kai is the comic artist of Comix-Man and a graphic designer at Lianhe Zaobao, where he also does a monthly one-page comic. He graduated from NTU ADM in 2015, majoring in Visual Communication with a minor in Art History…

Comics are hip now. Local writers are getting into graphic novels. Joshua Yip had a comics project some 10 years ago but it did not come out. Felix Cheong is the latest to dip his hand and pen…

Do boys or girls make better comics? Comic instructor Rixou shares her observations from teaching students 7 and up.

Welcome to the second issue of Sg Cartoon Resource Hub. We intend to release a new issue every two weeks and it will be released on Friday so that you have the weekend to enjoy our videos, articles and reviews.

Learn the basics of drawing cartoon figures!

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