“Looking back, the reasons I went into teaching is because I do not know how to be a cartoonist. I have no friends from this field and knew no one that could guide me along the path. That was more than 20 years ago. But now 2022, I still could not see how a young artist can pursue his dream if he says he wants to be a comic artist or cartoonist. I find this unacceptable! I decided to pull together a team and start the Sg Cartoon Resource Hub to find an answer to this. If the industry does not have a clear vision of the cartooning future, let us begin by giving one.”
Do artists need to know their audiences when they create their comics? Find out more in this video, where we discussed the future of cartoon practices in Singapore with veteran comic artist and illustrator Foo Swee Chin, and freelance concept and comic artist Jaina Teo.
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.