Conveying Cross-Cultural Differences in Comics
DATE / TIME
4 Nov, Sat
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
VENUEThe Arts House, Play Den
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT
This session is in English
How does one convey one’s experience in a foreign land in the pages of a comic book? What are the artistic choices in zooming in on specific details of an unfamiliar culture? Jakarta comics artist Stephani Soejono tells the story of a young domestic helper working overseas and her own cultural distance while studying in Canada; Malaysian illustrator Mimi Mashud draws her sojourn in China; and Singaporean artist Evacomics depicts cultural norms in Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia.
This session is part of the Sequential Arts Focus.
Stephani Soejono was born in Jakarta. Her first graphic novel, Tale of the Bidadari, was published last year. Her illustrations have appeared in Liquid City and The Sea is Ours, and have been exhibited in London and Singapore.
Mimi Mashud adalah seorang pelukis bebas dan artis komik. Beliau menghasilkan ilustrasi bagi pelbagai pelanggan korporat, dan melukis komik tentang pelancongan secara sambilan. Pada tahun ini, beliau mengambil cuti daripada kerja pelanggan untuk menumpukan perhatian kepada komik travelog. Beliau berharap keputusan ini dapat menyokong diri beliau dari segi kewangan. Dua komik pelancongannya, Beijing dalam 5 Hari dan Kuala Terengganu dalam 7 Hari, boleh dibeli di www.maplecomics.com.my.
Mimi Mashud is a freelance illustrator and comics artist. She illustrates for various corporate clients, and draws travel comics when she’s not. This year, she is taking some time off client work to concentrate on travelogue-comics. She is hoping that this decision is financially viable. Her two travelogue-comics to date – Beijing in 5 Days and Kuala Terengganu in 7 Days – can be purchased at www.maplecomics.com.my.
A comics artist from Singapore, Evangeline Neo has been publishing her own comic series online since 2007, and enjoys a large following on her Facebook page Evacomics. Her debut publication Eva, Kopi and Matcha (2014) depicts and satirises cultural differences between Singapore and Japan, and has been translated into Bahasa Indonesia and Vietnamese. Her second book Eva Goes Solo (2016) documents her experiences adapting to life in Japan, where she lived for some years.Evacomics is featured in the following SWF event(s):