CXC is an event organised by the Association of Comics Arts in collaboration with Moontique Story Kitchen, to a FAB event, meaning Fun, Arts and Business.
Their objective is to bring about the awareness of the Comics in Singapore to all ages, be it for fun or busniess.
To do this, the event will be featuring highlights like workshops, seminar, bazaar and etc.
Read their press release for more information on their offerings~
Presenting Comics Xchange 2011
The FAB culture of Comics – from the Fun, to the Art, to the Biz
1st & 2nd October 2011 @ Goodman Arts Centre
Singapore – Comics Xchange (CXC) 2011 will be held at the Goodman Arts Centre, 90
Goodman Road, on 1st and 2nd October 2011 from 10am to 8pm daily. This event is
organised by the Association of Comic Artists Singapore (ACAS) in collaboration with
Moontique & Story Kitchen. A FAB (Fun, Art & Biz) initiative that seeks to enlighten and
entertain an audience of all ages, CXC 2011 is a convergence of ideas that were brought
together under one umbrella and will feature the following programs:
Seminar – Bazaar – Workshops – 24 Hour Comics Day
Let’s Talk Comics & Business Seminar: For the very serious but inexperienced enthusiast, a number of esteemed local speakers from the world of comics, manga and graphic novels
will give a series of talks, specific to the subject matter and how it also affects numerous
vertical markets. Subjects include everything from the merits of quality writing and
draughtsmanship, to the essentials of presentation, publishing, distribution and new digital platforms. Attendees will have a chance to bring along their story and art portfolios to
obtain on-the-day critiques and maybe even land a trial assignment.
Adm: $70 per session. $56 after 20% early bird discount*. $110 package price for both days.
CXPO Bazaar: For those in search of out-and-out fun! A dedicated artists realm will be the place to go to purchase inspiring local comics and artwork. Focused pop culture retailers will add to the festival feeling, offering generous discounts on leading books, merchandise and apparel. Not forgetting the open invitation to cosplayers, courtesy of CosAsia – Singapore’s premier costume retailer and purveyor of the fever, will have their own special 50+ strong entourage present! The life & souls of any party, the best dressed on the day will have the chance to walk away with top value sponsored prizes, ranging from free books and manga, to posters and movie tickets.
CXC Captions and Actions Workshops: There are many forms of writing, and few are as unique as comics — the Captions Workshop will teach and demonstrate basic fundamentals of plot building, story structuring and how to develop narrative and character dialogue. For those artists who are curious about how to create their own characters and concepts — the Actions Workshop is just the place to be, sharing potent knowledge on how to generate vibrant story character visuals, and how to integrate them meaningfully as part of a concept.
Captions & Actions Workshops are for anyone age 12 or above (including mature adults!). All classes are devised & conducted by Senior Members & Associates of the Association of
Comic Artists (Singapore) (ACAS). Prizes will be given to the best students over the two days, including cutting edge digital devices that can aid in all aspects of comic creation.
Adm: $110 package price for both days. $88 after 20% early bird discount*.
24 Hour Comics Day @ CXC: For the very serious and most proficient comes this
incorporated international event – the challenge is to produce a 24-page comic in 24 hours. The event was successfully launched in Singapore last year with 30 participants, and this year it is expected to generate even greater interest. The stories completed will be
shortlisted for possible publication in December. This is not a competition, but a challenge for oneself. Uncompleted works are dubbed ‘Noble Failures’, so there is no shame in failure here, because all efforts embrace the spirit of the challenge and remain worthy of
celebration. They can be completed after the event and still be considered for publication.
*Early bird rate is available till Sept 15 2011.
Tickets available from www.GATECRASH.com.sg or GATECRASH Hotline: 6100 2005
Association of Comic Artists (Singapore) (ACAS) was formed in 2005 by a group of professional & semiprofessional
Singapore-based cartoonists, all of whom had in their portfolio previously published work. ACAS has been active in workshops & seminars, promoting & demonstrating the art form of pictorial storytelling.
Along with art competition judging tasks, ACAS has been visible in much local media promoting the positives
that come from comics.
Name: Comics XChange(CXC)
Date: 1st and 2nd Oct 2011
Location: Goodman Arts Center, 90 Goodman road
Organised by: ACAS and Moontique Story Kitchen