Editorial – Issue 9

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. Enjoy the early bird price at only $18 per pax (usual price $38) if you sign up before 10th July. Get tickets here.

On the 16th July (Sat) 5pm, we are having an official opening/community day for Comic Embassy at Tekka Place. Meet our comic ambassadors and have your comic portrait drawn. Walkers from Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore will also be joining us at the opening, so come and have fun! Free for all.

Meanwhile, the annual Singapore Original Comics Festival (SGOCF) art exhibition at Jurong Regional Library has already begun. The art exhibition not only features works by local artists but also works by our artist friends from Hong Kong and Macau. Winning works from the recent Singapore International Original Comic Competition are also exhibited there. Do drop by before 30th July if you are keen.

SGOCF art exhibition at Jurong Library, photo by SGOCF
SGOCF art exhibition at Jurong Library, photo by SGOCF

One of the programmes presented by SGOCF is a video interview with Ho See Kum, our SG Cartoon Resource Hub founder, where he shares his thoughts on the usage of comics in education and his views on this platform. Watch it here.

SGOCF interview with Ho See Kum
SGOCF interview with Ho See Kum

Also catch the Comics Panelling online workshop by our writer and comic artist Clio Ding this Saturday 9th July 2022 on SGOCF’s youtube channel. In this workshop, Clio shares tips on comics panelling and shows you how to use the ibis Paint software to create her work. Check out the full list of SGOCF programmes here.

Comic panelling workshop by Clio Ding
Comic panelling workshop by Clio Ding

Last but not least, we are delighted to interview full time comic artist Yeo Hui Xuan, author of Dream Walker. How did she decide to become a comic artist and where did her inspirations from Dream Walker come from? Find out more in the video interview here.

Dream Walker interview with Yeo Hui Xuan
Dream Walker interview with Yeo Hui Xuan
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