Meet & Mingle with Comic Artists & Illustrators

Hi guys! Are you in the mood to make new friends? Then don’t forget to check out the Meet & Mingle with Comic Artists & Illustrators event organised by Six Degrees! If you can make it on 28th June, then do drop by because they’ll be inviting peeps from Epigram books, OIC, TCZ Studio and many other individuals & organizations from the industry. =)

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Have fun and don’t forget to have your dinner before making your way to the event venue! There’ll be finger food, I think but I don’t think it’s enough for a full meal. Hehe. Oh and do RSVP at this link so they’ll know how many people to prepare for! XD

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NLB exhibition: Singapore 24-Hour Comics Day Showcase

If you’re an aspiring mangaka or comics artist, you should check out this showcase by the Singapore 24-hour Comics Day team. Featuring 16 works created during the 24-hour Comics Day event, you will get to see exactly what gets done within a short time-frame of 24 hours! =D

Launch event: 
Where: Programme zone, Level 1, Jurong Regional Library
When: Sat, 30 Mar, 10-11am

Exhibition:
18 March – 2 May, Jurong Regional Library (Skybridge, Level 3)
3 May – 18 June, Sengkang Public Library
19 June – 31 July, Serangoon Public Library

Don’t forget to RSVP your interest at: http://www.facebook.com/events/194537660670413/! Have fun.

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Meet & Mingle for Writers 2012

Yoyo! Do you have any plans for Halloween? If not, do consider coming down for this Meet & Mingle gathering that is organised by Six Degrees, a community for freelancers in Singapore.

If things go my way, I’m likely to be there so do make your way down on 31 October to Emily Hill for some Halloween fun and influential networking! XD

Feel free to dress up for the scary occasion if you like!

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Presenting Comics Xchange 2011!

In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been in my absence…I’m proud to announce that the brainchild I’ve been working on is finally ready to be born! On October 1 & 2 this coming year end of course. =) I’m co-organising it in conjunction with the Association of Comic Artists Singapore (ACAS) & Story Kitchen to bring you the first ever EDU-FUNTAINMENT event at the Goodman Arts Centre.

Comics Xchange is an event for the creatives by the creatives. There will be seminars, workshops for the kids, a 24 hour comics drawing marathon and even a bazaar to satisfy the shopaholic within you! XD

DATE: October 1 and 2 2011

VENUE: Goodman Art Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053
Find out how to get there by clicking here…

HIGHTLIGHTS
Let’s Talk Comics & Business – CXC Seminar
For the very serious but inexperienced enthusiast, a number of esteemed local speakers from the world of comics, manga and graphic novels will give a series of talks, specific to the subject matter and how it also affects numerous vertical markets. Subjects include everything from the merits of quality writing and draughtsmanship, to the essentials of presentation, publishing, distribution and new digital platforms. Attendees will have a chance to bring along their story and art portfolios to obtain on-the-day critiques and maybe even land a trial assignment.

CXPO Bazaar
For those in search of out-and-out fun! A dedicated artists realm will be the place to go to purchase inspiring local comics and artwork. Focused pop culture retailers will add to the festival feeling, offering generous discounts on leading books, merchandise and apparel. Not forgetting the open invitation to cosplayers, courtesy of CosAsia – Singapore’s premier costume retailer and purveyor of the fever, will have their own special 50+ strong entourage present! The life & souls of any party, the best dressed on the day will have the chance to walk away with top value sponsored prizes, ranging from free books and manga, to posters and movie tickets. Artists’ booths will be made available for rent. Details coming soon.

CXC Captions and Actions Workshops
There are many forms of writing, and few are as unique as comics — the Captions Workshop will teach and demonstrate basic fundamentals of plot building, story structuring and how to develop narrative and character dialogue. For those artists who are curious about how to create their own characters and concepts — the Actions Workshop is just the place to be, sharing potent knowledge on how to generate vibrant story character visuals, and how to integrate them meaningfully as part of a concept.

Captions & Actions Workshops are for anyone age 12 or above (including mature adults!). All classes are devised & conducted by Senior Members & Associates of the Association of Comic Artists (Singapore) (ACAS). Prizes will be given to the best students over the two days, including cutting-edge digital devices that can aid in all aspects of comic creation.

24 Hour Comics Day @ CXC
For the very serious and most proficient comes this incorporated International event – the challenge is to produce a 24-page comic in 24 hours. The event was successfully launched in Singapore last year with 30 participants, and this year it is expected to generate even greater interest. The stories completed will be shortlisted for possible publication in December. This is not a competition, but a challenge for oneself. Uncompleted works are dubbed ‘Noble Failures’, so there is no shame in failure here, because all efforts embrace the spirit of the challenge and remain worthy of celebration. They can be completed after the event and still be considered for publication.

WHO ELSE IS WELCOME?
Cosplayers, family, friends, kids…basically anyone who is interested in the world of comics and manga are welcome to drop by! There is space for everyone. =)

We will release the sale information for the seminars/workshops/booth rentals soon, so do stay tuned to this space! In the meantime, do drop by our Facebook Fan Page or Twitter~! Our website with all the ticketing details will be launched very soon.

So don’t forget to stay tuned! XD

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Comics Xchange 2011~ ♥

Hiya guys!! It’s been some time since my last post but I want to share a piece of great news with you! It’s been a busy period for me but one of the reasons is because I’ve been organising a comics forum event that will take place on 1 Oct and 2 Oct! The venue hasn’t been confirmed yet but you can definitely look forward to an event rich with all sorts of programmes for the aspiring mangaka & comics artist. =D

There will be seminars for adults, workshops for kids, a 24 hour comics day for everyone & a bazaar to indulge your shopping cravings! XD

The Facebook page is up for now so please head over now to like the page! Website with full details will launched soon!

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Catch Wena Poon at Books Actually

Hiya all! Wena Poon will be performing from her book ‘The Proper Care of Foxes’ (shortlisted for the 2010 Singapore Literature Prize) at Books Actually.

Address: No. 86 Club Street Singapore 069454

Date: Thursday, November 18 2010

Time: 7.30 PM – 8.30 PM.

There will be author performance, book sales and signing so don’t miss out this one and only appearance of your favourite Singaporean author for this year!

About the author

Wena Poon is a Singapore novelist based in the US. Her first UK-published novel Alex y Robert was made by the BBC into a 10 episode Radio 4 series broadcast worldwide. She is a two-time nominee for the Irish Frank O’Connor Award and the Singapore Literature Prize, for Lions In Winter in 2008 and The Proper Care of Foxes in 2010. In England, she won the Willesden Herald Short Story Prize and was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in Poetry. Her sci-fi series The Biophilia Omnibus was voted Best Book Gift of the Year by CNN Singapore.

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Nanowrimo Kickoff party in Singapore

Attention all Writer-wannabes in Singapore!

To RSVP, join Nanowrimo and head straight for the Singapore forum. IN case you don’t know what Nanowrimo is all about, well, it’s an online initiative that brings everyone around the world to devote ONE MONTH to writing a novel of 50k words. It’s a challenge that disregards all grammar and spelling mistakes. The point here is to reach the word count target of 50k. This is to basically encourage people to write instead of procrastinating or torturing yourself over grammar rules. =3

After the month is over, you can then spend time editing or whatever but the point is, you would already have finished writing the novel you always wanted! So take up the challenge and join the rest of us at the party! =3

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The AMWC picnic

Wheeee~! The AMWC picnic was a blast! Here are a few pictures to prove what a good time we had. =x

we bought too much food. =x

some went cycling, some went horsing around, a couple stayed behind to guard our bags... =x Thanks girls!

No one fly kite though. =x

no one played on the slide too...

but I saw a cock, which ran away after smelling fried chicken on my breath. =x

but nature was all around us though...

with nothing else to do, we went back to food =x

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Are you catching this?

I watched this anime yesterday and boy, was it an enjoyable experience! =3

You should catch this too if you have the time coz it’s about social media, a platform that so many of us are so intimately involved with.

Of course, the occasional goof-ups and jokes were great too. Haha.

Enjoy!

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