COMIC EMBASSY
Celebrating Singapore’s Comic Culture

When: Jun – Aug 2022
Where: Tekka Place, #B1-01/02, 2 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218227

A new community space in Tekka district will be dedicated towards showcasing the best of Singapore’s comics, illustration, sequential art, and storytelling.
NAFA and SG Cartoon Resource Hub are driving this new initiative to introduce and celebrate the dynamic community of established comic artists and creators as well as emerging young talents in Singapore.
Comic Embassy Event

Welcome to the enigmatic season of comics, we are delighted to present two distinct realms of original comic art by Singapore most celebrated comic artists.

1-14 August: Realms of Chiaroscuro

15-30 August: Realms of Allures (Click here to view)

1-14 August: Realms of Chiaroscuro

Comic Art Exhibition by Sam Lay, Sean Lam & Kang Jing

Explore the light and darkness of life through works by Sam Lay, Sean Lam and Kang Jing. With skilful techniques, the three artists narrate their stories through protagonists/antagonists by reflecting societal issues to engage with readers. Each panel is investigative and intriguing independently or collectively.

Date Time Description
5 Aug 2022 7.15 – 8.00pm Ct Lim: History of Comics and Cartoons in Singapore
5 Aug 2022 8.00 – 9.00pm Samit Das- Cartoons in Bengal 1950s – 1970s: Freedom of Speech and Socio-political artistic voice
6 Aug 2022 2.00 – 3.00pm Kang Jing – Artist’s talk: Break Into Comics With Anthologies
6 Aug 2022 3.00 – 4.00pm Sean Lam: Meet and Greet
13 Aug 2022 2.00 – 3.00pm Kang Jing – Artist’s talk: The Making of The World My Arena
13 Aug 2022 3.00 – 4.00pm Sam Lay: Meet and Greet
13 Aug 2022 4.00 – 5.00pm Sean Lam: Live Demo
13 Aug 2022 5.00 – 6.00pm Community Portrait Drawing: NAFA Comic Club
14 Aug 2022 2.00 – 3.00pm Zaki Ragman and Danny Jalil – Talk: Journey in Victory: The Art of Visual Storytelling
14 Aug 2022 3.00 – 4.00pm Cheah Sin Ann – Meet and Greet
13 aug portrait day

Welcome to the enigmatic season of comics, we are delighted to present two distinct realms of original comic art by Singapore most celebrated comic artists.

1-14 August: Realms of Chiaroscuro (Click here to view)

15-30 August: Realms of Allures

15-30 August: Realms of Allures

Comic Art Exhibition by Clio Ding, Clio Hui & Jia Hui

Desires and emotions are often kept in surreal or dreamlike state, where it is unadulterated and pure. The work by these three female comic artists – Clio Ding, Clio Hui and Jia Hui, depict intangible connections with their appealing and innocent characters. The allure of their work gravitates towards self-love and acceptance.

Date Time Description
20 Aug 2022 2.00 – 3.00pm Clio Ding – Live Demo
20 Aug 2022 3.00 – 4.00pm Fireside Chat with Clio Hui – A Deal With Lucifer’s Latest Book
21 Aug 2022 2.00 – 3.30pm Clio Ding – Comic Workshop: Comics Panelling: From Scripts to Pages
21 Aug 2022 3.30 – 4.30pm Liu Jiahui Rixou – Live Demo
27 Aug 2022 2.00 – 3.00pm Clio Hui – Live Demo
27 Aug 2022 3.00 – 6.00pm Comic Book Sales and Autograph Sessions
27 aug comics day

About Comic Embassy

Comic Embassy is a communal place for comic artists to feature their work, organise workshops, talks and engaged with the public. While there are several interest groups in SG, most participate in annual short events such as the Singapore Comic Con, or festivals that showcase the artists in a short period of time. The embassy hopes to create opportunities for local comic artists to gain more spotlight moments, and connect with emerging artists (those who have yet to be published) and also student groups.

About NAFA International

NAFA International is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nanyang Fine Arts Foundation Ltd. Its operations include art and design services, linking art practitioners and well-known alumni members of NAFA with targeted projects. We embrace the business philosophy of imbuing creativity, maintaining exclusivity, and sustaining professionalism to serve the ever-changing needs of the creative community.

About SG Cartoon Resource Hub

SG Cartoon Resource Hub is a project undertaken by a team of comic enthusiasts, practitioners and educators to raise awareness of comics as a significant part of our local cultural heritage, promoting a sustainable industry landscape by connecting comics practitioners, readers, academics and the wider community. SG Cartoon Resource Hub is a one-stop resource platform supported by National Arts Council (NAC), that publishes educational articles on local comics history, features works by veterans and upcoming artists, keeps track of the latest happenings, and engages with industry professionals to provide training resources for aspiring comic artists.

About Tekka 1001

Tekka 1001, a retail-placemaking experience designed to enhance the way Singaporeans shop, eat, and interact within the spaces of a mall. As a placemaking concept, the name Tekka 1001 is a nod to the Middle-eastern collection of folktales One Thousand and One Nights, rich in content and storytelling. Tekka 1001 aims to bring the art, creatives and entrepreneurs to connect with each other through creativity, entertainment and collaboration.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Comic Embassy

Ho See Kum: sgcartoonhub@gmail.com
Oscar Ng: hlng@nafa.edu.sg

Tekka 1001

Waiying Sum: waiying_sum@trcl.sg