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SCC & MYCC Virtual Fan Festival 2020 - December 2020

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"Here we go again! From the same team who brought to you the inaugural comic book extravaganza Singapore and Malaysia Virtual Fan Festival (SMVFF), we present to you SMVFF II! We have packed more guests, more panels, more commissions, more merchandise, more livestreams into the two days (5-6 Dec 2020)! This round we would be talking to comic book legend Chris Claremont and comic book artist extraordinaire Nick Bradshaw, along with returning guest mega star Arthur Adams! Stand to win also a Star Wars Heir to the Empire #1 (featuring the first comic book appearance of Grand Admiral Thrawn) worth US$150! Chat with our artists in the region in our virtual artist alleys! So, make a date and join us the weekend of 5-6 Dec!" ~ Myron Tay, Primary Organiser, SCC We have a total of 35 guests who will be appearing on Panels as well as Artists Alley streams....
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SCC & MYCC Virtual Fan Festival 2020 - June 2020

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Ran out of things to do for this weekend? The Singapore Comics Community and MY Comics Community have come together to put up the SMVFF (SCC & MYCC Virtual Fan Festival - PLAY Exhibition)! Their live session schedule for both days have been released, so set your reminders now!  A shout-out to participating artists who will be at the SMVFF Vendor & Artist Alley. If you’d like to purchase their exclusive comics or get commission pieces from them, be sure to be visit the online event this More information about this event can be found in the links below: Live Streams URL: Live Stream Participating Guest Artists: Guest Artists FB Event: Event Members' submission: Members' Storytime Submission There’s also a comic strip contest, featuring both their mascots, with a cash prize of S$100 and other goodies to be won! Here are some notable entries:
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Hong Kong Comics: A History of Manhua by Wendy Siuyi Wong

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art 01The Chinese term “manhua” (漫画) is commonly used in Hong Kong to mean “cartoon” or “comics”. Manhua, in Hong Kong today, also refers to “lianhuantu” (連环图) a Chinese term that means picture books featuring a sequence of Chinese line art accompanied by prose, telling stories about traditional characters. These stories have typically been of the martial arts and kung fu genres.

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An Introduction to Comic Book Art Around Asia

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sonny liew aocchcOne only has to glance through the pages of the Eisner-Award winning “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye”, by Sonny Liew, to see the development of comic book art in Asia over the last several decades. True, the titular character created by Sonny is fictional – but Chan Hock Chye’s journey illustrates the myriad influences that have flowed into the region over the years, and some ways in which they were adapted and transformed by local culture.

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Are Comic Books Still Relevant?

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Comic books are basically fully illustrated story books. To tell the story well in this media, comic book writers not only have to decide on the prose, but also on the way their stories are told graphically. To do this well, the writers at the major comic publishers would typically have to collaborate closely with their co-creators (pencilers, inkers and colourists) much in the same way that movies are the result of a team of scriptwriters, directors, cameramen and actors. While some may think that grown-ups have no need of pictures to get into stories they read, many adults still marvel at visual interpretations of written prose, such as those adapted to movies and television. One other characteristic of comic books is that they tend to have quicker turnaround times compared to some other modes of modern story telling such as movies and television series. They could be published on...
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