Marvel Comics have announced that they are coming back to Singapore this year for the Singapore Toy, Game & Comics Convention 2011. And in the latest release, Marvel’s talent scouter, C.B. Cebulski, will be coming to Singapore to review and scout for new talents~
He will be joined by Kieron Gillen, writer for the X-Men, Thor and S.W.O.R.D, also joining him is regional artist Harvey Talibao whom drew for the series mentioned.
In additional to the announcement of Marvel coming back to STGCC, they have also announce that they have Signed their first Singaporean Artist, Benjamin Ang, 27. He made the shortlist last year at the portfolio review, and now he will be working professionally with the comics giant.
So proud of him! Thou he is not the first one to draw for one of the top comics companies.
Read below for the Media Release,
Marvel Comics Returns to STGCC 2011
Announces New Guests, Exclusive Comics & First Singapore Artist to Draw for Marvel
Singapore, 30 June 2011 – The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) and Marvel Comics – home of X-Men, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, The Avengers, and Thor – will be joining forces again to thrill fans at the 2011 STGCC (20 & 21 August 2011). Marvel’s international talent scout, C.B. Cebulski, will be back this year to conduct portfolio reviews and spot talented artists.
He will be joined by writer Kieron Gillen, who has penned stirring storylines behind Marvel titles including Journey Into Mystery, Generation Hope, Uncanny X-Men, S.W.O.R.D and Thor, and regional artist Harvey Tolibao, who has worked on Marvel titles such as Darkhawk, Ultimate X-Men and The Mighty Avengers, and has drawn an exclusive Merlion Variant Cover for Captain America #1 that will only be available at the Marvel booth at STGCC.
First Singapore Artist to Draw for Marvel Comics
Marvel is proud to reveal that they have signed on Singaporean artist Mr Benjamin Ang, 27, who made the shortlist in Marvel’s Portfolio Review at last year’s STGCC, to work professionally with the comics titan. Mr Ang is the first Singaporean to be signed to Marvel and was handpicked from hundreds of aspirants from around the region.
For all images of Marvel guests and their works, please credit to the artists themselves.
For the Marvel Merlion variant comic, please use this trademark/copyright statement: TM & © 2011 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved.
In additional to Marvel, Malaysia’s Comic publisher, Gempark Star might also be coming to the STGCC, looks like this year’s event might not be too bad after all~