Interview:
Yolk Chan Y.Y

1. Tell us a little about yourself, what you do and like doing?

I am currently studying for a diploma in animation and illustration design (not going too well (´-﹏-`;) due to procrastination). I like to draw humans, read novels and graphic novels, create characters and their stories and get drenched in the rain.

Artwork by Yolk Chan Y.Y

2. What makes you want to draw and submit your comics for the anthology?

I guess I was just really frustrated with my not so smooth progress with my school project and wanted to vent it to someone, or anyone (not my sister since she’s sick of hearing it). and so it happens! the anthology appeared! yay! ahhahahahh! convenient (。•̀ᴗ-)✧

Comics Anthology My World - Yolk Chan - SG Cartoon Resource Hub - Singapore

Artwork done for our comics anthology “My World by Yolk Chan Y.Y

3. Share with us your art style, what has influenced you that makes you want to draw in the style you are advocating?

Hmm… I would like to just say my art style is semi-realism with 1000000× beauty filters to the human face so they’ll look pleasing even if he gets socked by my mom for 3 nights straight,, but………. anyone asks and they’ll say its ‘anime style’. not that it’s a bad thing though!! I guess I have watched much more anime and donghwa than cartoons so the proportions or sense of aesthetics of a sexy jawline and sharp nose coupled with twinkly hot eyes were deep-rooted in my bones.. but it doesn’t sound original… I wanna be original (lol I know that’s not it but ahaha) but all in all, I just wanted to very expressively and simply show emotion in my humans, with dynamics, BUT without warping the facial proportions too much since i .. like thinks hot hehe. yes.

Artwork by Yolk Chan Y.Y
Artwork by Yolk Chan Y.Y

4. What do you think about when it comes to comics-making or publishing in Singapore?

With all honesty, I have always felt like comic making and publishing in Singapore to at most be a side job, as to me, the whole industry itself is like a deflated balloon, with many needle holes from the multiple times it tried to stand back up. there may be an audience, but not too many who are willing to spend on it. And if you ask me, because I may have something against caricature and proportions of the likes, some of the most common comics of Singapore, I do not read.. but!! There will always be an opportunity to get big in Singapore!! just cater to every single type of audience!!! Make it a culture to read comics!!!!! Make the teachers in primary and secondary school let us read comics during reading assembly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5. If money is not an issue, what would you like to pursue in comics?

Yes. If money wasn’t an issue, I would spend most of my time creating stories and drawing them out anyways to pursuing in comics is a no brainer ( ꈍᴗꈍ)

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