Comics Events As Connectors
DATE / TIME
4 Nov, Sun
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
VENUEAsian Civilisations Museum, Ngee Ann Auditorium
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT
This session is in English
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.
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 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
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):