PROGRAMME DETAILS

Stayin' Alive: The Fate of Indie Comics

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

4 Nov, Sun 3:30 PM - 4:30 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

Dave Chua

DESCRIPTION

Hollywood has cottoned on to the game, making easy money based on adaptations of iconic comics such as the runaway success of Black Panther and Wonder Woman. While it’s good that more comics artists get their share of limelight, there are many more who are still struggling to make ends meet. The panel will discuss the good and bad about going mainstream and the importance of maintaining artistic integrity.

This session is presented in partnership with Goethe-Institut Singapore and is made possible with the assistance of the High Commission of Canada.

FEATURING

Aisha Franz is a Berlin-based comic book artist. In her work, she explores the possibilities of self-publishing while trying to push the boundaries of storytelling within the comic medium. She has published three graphic novels, her latest being Shit is Real. She teaches illustration at Kunsthochschule Kassel, a college of fine arts in Germany.

Aisha Franz is featured in the following SWF event(s):

As the only uniformed member in the history of the Canadian Forces Artists Program, David Collier has participated in the therapeutic benefits of soldier’s art. An inveterate traveller in a big country, he explores these twin themes in his most recent book-length comics, Chimo and Morton.

David Collier is featured in the following SWF event(s):
James Tan

Singapore

Born in Singapore, James Tan has worked as an illustrator, animator and comics artist. He fell in love with the idea of drawing during his travels after getting a handy sketchbook on one of his trips. Tan has also published children’s books and worked as an illustrator for advertising agencies and publishing companies.