PROGRAMME DETAILS

Comics Events As Connectors

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

4 Nov, Sun 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
60mins

VENUE

Asian Civilisations Museum, Ngee Ann Auditorium
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Michael Ng

DESCRIPTION

Comics festivals are becoming a mainstay on the literary calendar. Connecting writers, artists, editors, critics and publishers as well as comics fans, they nurture a growing community integral to the production, readership and appreciation of comics. Three comics event and exhibitions organisers – Paul Gravett (organiser of Comics Unmasked at the British Library), Travis Low (who organises Singapore Comic Festival) and Lim Cheng Tju (who co-curated Speech Bubble in Singapore) – share why and how they organise their festivals and exhibitions.

FEATURING

Paul Gravett is a writer, historian, critic and curator specialising in international comics. He has authored books on manga, graphic novels, British comics and comics art. He is the editor of The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics and 1001: Comics You Must Read Before You Die. His exhibitions include retrospectives of Tove Jansson, Posy Simmonds and Jack Kirby.

Paul Gravett is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Travis Low

Singapore

Travis Low is the president of the Association of Comics and Creative Industry Exchange (ACCIX) in Singapore. Some of the events he has been involved with include Xiamen International Animation Festival (chief representative for Southeast Asia), Singapore Comic Festival (organiser), ComixJam 24 Hours Comic Competition (organiser) and Asia Chinese Comic Exhibition (curator).

Lim Cheng Tju

Singapore

Lim Cheng Tju writes about history and popular culture in Singapore. He co-authored The University Socialist Club and the Contest for Malaya: Tangled Strands of Modernity (Amsterdam University Press/NUS Press) and co-edited Liquid City Vol 2 (Image Comics), an anthology of Southeast Asian comics. He is the country editor (Singapore) for the International Journal of Comic Art and his articles have appeared in the Journal of Popular Culture and Print Quarterly. He writes comics sometimes too. 

Lim Cheng Tju is featured in the following SWF event(s):