The Mermaid Who Became A Champion – Book Signing by Anngee

Get your copy of The Mermaid Who Became a Champion signed by the illustrator, Anngee Neo at IAF 2017!

About Anngee: www.anngee.sg 

Anngee’s works include illustrations for The Crane and the Crab, written by former President SR Nathan, and The Rock and the Bird, which won the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award in 2015.

About “The Mermaid Who Became a Champion” 

In 2008, a 16-year-old swimmer made history by winning Singapore’s first Paralympic gold. Her name: Yip Pin Xiu.

How did she do it? Pin Xiu has Charcot Marie Tooth, a disorder that leads to a progressive weakening of the muscles. By four years old, she needed an ankle-foot brace to assist her with walking. By 13 years old, she could no longer walk and started using a wheelchair.

Today, she has three Paralympic gold medals and a silver to her name.

In this beautifully-illustrated book, Pin Xiu shares the story of her remarkable journey, from being bullied in school to becoming a champion at the Paralympic Games, and of how she overcame obstacles and met life’s challenges. It is a story of resilience and determination.

Time : TBC ( see programme page for latest update )

Venue : Book Signing corner at LASALLE College of the Arts ( McNally Campus )

 

From Kid to King – Book Signing by Darel Seow

Get your copy of From Kid to King signed by the illustrator, Darel Seow at IAF 2017!

About Darel: http://darelseow.com/

Darel is a visual storyteller who illustrates the tales of the natural world through his unique brand of wry wit and whimsy. He believes in the draw of storytelling as a means of engagement, creating experiences that simultaneously excite and educate. Particularly interested in museums and culture, he has worked with the British Museum (UK), Asian Civilisations Museum (Singapore) and other cultural institutions to encourage learning through the power of imagination and play.

About “From Kid to King” 

The Joseph Schooling Story is a look at
a young boy striving to beat the odds in order to achieve
his dream, despite of all the hardships and challenges he
faces along the way. This book is inspired by Olympian swimmer and gold medallist Joseph Schooling who won the 100-metre butterfly competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Schooling was not only the first Singaporean, but also the first South-east Asian male athlete to win an
Olympic gold medal in swimming.

Time : TBC ( see programme page for latest update )

Venue : Book Signing corner at LASALLE College of the Arts ( McNally Campus )

 

 

 

 

 

Book Signing at IAF2017- “The Ollie Comics” by Drewscape

Get ready for the launch of the eagerly anticipated “The Ollie Comics” by Drewscape!

About Drewscape: http://www.drewscape.net/
Drewscape is one of the co-founders of OICsingapore in 2006 and a professional illustrator since 2004.
He is the illustrator for the popular series Sherlock Sam and his short story “Moving Forward” in his first graphic novel Monsters, Miracles & Mayonnaise was nominated for an Eisner award in 2013

About “The Ollie Comics” 

What happens when a brand new human enters your life? Find out by joining a comic artist dad and his wife in their initial 2+ years as parents. Adventures range from handling a baby’s diaper bombs to navigating a toddler’s growing independence.

Rather than a how-to book, this comic journal gives parents-to-be a peek into the future, lets experienced parents relive the discoveries, and helps those without kids understand their exhausted friends a little better.

Time : 2 to 3pm , Saturday 12th August 2017 ( see programme page for latest update )

Venue : Book Signing corner at LASALLE College of the Arts ( McNally Campus )

IAF2017 Exclusive – Talk by various comic artists “Singapore Comics Beyond Charlie Chan”

 

Something that many of us artists are concerned about and need discussion! Sonny Liew was 1 of our guest speaker for IAF2016, he has won three Eisner Awards recently. But Singapore comics is more than just The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye. Let’s find out more from our artist friends active in the comic scene!

Moderated by Lim Cheng Tju, this panel engages up and coming comic artists, Dan Wong, Benjamin Chee, Derek Chua, Tanky, Shen Zo and Pixin to talk about their new works.

Happening next Saturday 12 Aug 2017 at LASALLE College of the Arts ( McNally Campus ), F201 (second floor) from 12pm to 1 pm.
FREE entry, FREE seating!! Come early and Chope fast!

 

About the panel:

Lim Cheng Tju – http://singaporecomix.blogspot.sg/
Comic critic and historian Lim Cheng Tju is one of the key member helping out in the programming for Illustration Arts Fest. He is currently the country editor (Singapore) of the International Journal of Comic Art. He co-founded the 24-hour Comics Day in Singapore, and co-edited Liquid City (Vol 2), an Image anthology of comics created by Southeast Asian artists. He writes comics sometimes too.

Dan Wong / A Good Citizen – http://www.agoodcitizenobeys.com/
Illustrator Dan Wong started the A Good Citizen Movement in late 2012. Since then, it has grown to comprise a community of like-minded creatives seeking to promote the values of Good Citizenship through a unique brand of art and humour. He was “decidedly not afraid to enter the controversial realms” of politics, religion, or gender issues. Many of the issues explored by the collective are global in nature, while speaking through local satire.

Benjamin Chee – http://charsiewspace.com/
likes drawing comics: it is often painful, but it helps organise his thoughts, and express them coherently. Following his adoration for food, he has self-published several books set in the Charsiew Space food-centric universe. He also has short comics collected in the anthologies Liquid City Vol. 3, LONTAR Issue #5, and Asian Monsters. Find him online at charsiewspace.com

Derek Chua – https://engcheedraws.carbonmade.com/
Derek Chua graduated from art school with a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Animation. Although he was formally trained in Animation, Comics remain his greatest passion and preferred medium in storytelling. Since young, he has always aspired to become a recognized comics artist.

Tanky – http://tanky.sg/
Kwang Yang (aka “Tanky”) is an illustrator and comic artist based in Singapore. An avid digital artist he is also the creator fronting Big Egg Comics.

Shen Zo – https://tapas.io/episode/499834 
Shen Zo is a freelance comic artist, designer and co-founder of publishing platform STORYZER.COM.

Weng Pixin – https://pixmadeobjects.com/
Pixin is an art-maker and registered art therapist born and raised in Singapore. Upon graduating with a first class honours in Painting, Fine Arts from the LASALLE College of the Arts in 2004, Pixin spend the next decade immersed in her personal craft practices, ran Doinky Doodles!, a studio which curated artworks handmade by local crafters and art-makers, as well as create short-form comics that were published in international comics and illustration magazines. She works in a wide range of medium: from painting, drawing, making comics to sewing and constructing using recycled and/or found objects. She is the organiser for all the Zine workshops with OICsingapore for 2017.

Festival Update 01- 3rd August

Dear patrons – We hope to share and see more students participating and attending this festival – hope this discount will be of help! 15% Discount “ZEE7CP”
To qualify for tertiary / student discount, please book tickets with a recognised tertiary email account, valid Student ID and show proof of student identity at the entrance.

Do note that 2 talks will start 30minutes later –
 Talk 02 ( Saturday 12th, Talk 02- Chiaos / Tseng Din Yuan ) and Talk 04 ( Sunday 13th, Talk 04- Icinori )  will start at 3.30pm and end at 4.30pm. This is to ensure that there is a short break in-between talks to allow for ticket holders to check in smoothly.

There will be more events update on the programme page over the next few days until the festival! More exciting things to come!

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

IAF2017 Exclusive – Talk by TYC ( Tell Your Children )

We are inspired and amazed by the progress made in a few short years by this team of four energetic young friends from the TYC! Happy to announce that TYC will be giving a special talk at the festival – cheekily titled “Roasted Chicken Platter with Extra Barbecue Pork and Roasted Duck on the Side”!
This talk is FREE! FREE ADMISSION! Free seating and first come first served.
No drinks and meats will be served during or after this session!!

 

“Roasted Chicken Platter with Extra Barbecue Pork and Roasted Duck on the Side”

Venue: F201, Lasalle / McNally Campus

Time: 12  to 1pm , Sunday 13th August 2017 ( info updated 08/08/2017 )

Despite having only been in the industry for a short span of 3 years, Tell Your Children has gone on to provide visual solutions for high profile clients both local and overseas alike.

This is a casual dialogue on their journey thus far and the perils that awaits one when attempting to step out of their comfort zone, while balancing a constant need for reinvention of ones philosophies, maturity and artistic abilities in the process.

 

About TYC

TYC Studios, or more commonly known as Tell Your Children, is an illustration collective started in 2014 consisting currently of 4 creatives.

Highly sought after for their eclectic style of illustration, TYC has worked with a variety of international brands such as Vans, Levis and Uniqlo.

Seeking an expansion of creative work across the globe, the group takes constant trips out of Singapore and has worked on various mural projects in New York, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

See more of their work here: http://www.tycstudios.com/

 

IAF Guest Speakers- Chiaos 角斯角斯 ( Taiwan )

For our festival – we are always on the lookout and to showcase interesting illustrators from around Asia too, amazing Asian illustrators who are brave enough to carve their own path to do what they do without following trends of what is currently popular and hip.
Chiaos’ talk will be sharing his journey about how he is growing his own niche – his unique practice of illustration based on spirits and monsters build on Taiwanses folklore. Talk will be presented in Mandarin Chinese and interpreted.

Chiaos 角斯角斯 ( Taiwan )https://www.facebook.com/creatchaos/

Although majoring in film in college, Chiaos Tseng works as an illustrator and graphic designer now.  Watercolor and acrylic are his primary illustration media. He used to illustrate for magazines and newspapers but now he focuses on his own illustration design. In 2011, he launched his own brand “Chiaos Creative”. A studio combines design and illustration to produce products with interesting narratives. His works include Taiwan Monster, Taiwan Monster – Tales of the Giants, The Mythology of Birth in Taiwan, and The Taiwan Monster Brawl board game.