What Makes a Strong Comic Industry
DATE / TIME
11 Nov, Sun
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
VENUEAsian Civilisations Museum, Ngee Ann Auditorium
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT
This session is in English
Niche audience base, lack of institutional support and a dearth of career options – these are some challenges facing the comics scene. In this panel, French comics artist Lewis Trondheim, bookseller Kenny Chan and comic critic Lim Cheng Tju will discuss how readers, creators, publishers, retailers and the media can come together to build a sustainable ecosystem.
Born in France in 1964, Lewis Trondheim is the co-founder of the French publisher L’Association in 1990. He is also a comics author, writer and illustrator.Lewis Trondheim is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Working in the books industry for over 35 years, Kenny Chan has held senior positions at Popular Holdings, Reed Consumer Publishing and SNP Publishing, and managed bookstores like Popular, MPH, Harris (HK) and EPH (HK). He is now Senior Store and Merchandising Director of Books Kinokuniya, Pacific Asia. In 2018, he was the Chief Judge for the English fiction category of the Singapore Literature Prize.
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):