Comic Fiesta’09 Industry Seminar

Hi guys! There will be an Industry Seminar at the second day of the event which will be half a day long having speakers from the creative industry to share their thoughts and experience to the attendees of Comic Fiesta 2009.

This year’s theme for the seminar will be Bridging the Creatives which was the theme of last year’s event will aim to educating the industry on the trends, performances and forecasts for this particular sector.

The venue will be at Comic Fiesta Hall 1 in which the seminar will be held at the left side of the stage. It is scheduled to start from 10.30am to 1pm on the 20th December, 2009.

The first speaker announced for this Industry Seminar is Stanley Lau whom is the co-founder and creative director of Imaginary Friends Studio. His topic is Be a Digital Artist with a Style which will be about challenges, myths and opportunities of being a digital artist as well as on what it takes to be a successful digital artist. A few main factors of this talk which will be how to create a style in their art and making it commercially relevant valuble to the creative industry.

The second speaker speaking in this seminar is Dinjer of PeKOMIK which will talk about our country’s place in the comic industry today, hence the title of his topic, Where is Malaysia in the Comic Industry Today. This will give a deep insight on how the comic industry started in Malaysia. PeKOMIC is a non-govermental association that aims to bring comic artists, writers, readers and publishers closer in Malaysia which was formed nearly 2 years ago in 2007.

Azlan Pa’wan, the managing director of BigBeak Pictures will be the third speaker and his topic will be The Great Expectation. He will talk about Exploration in education, Expectations in working environments, Real Stuff about market demands and The Deal in international marketing. Pa’wan has served global clients such as Nestle, Nokia, Pepsi, Ford through creative deployment of resources and strategies.

Last but not least is Michael Chuah and Lefty, the co-founders of Gilamon Comics whose topic is Making Comics the Gilamon Way. Gilamon is an independent publishing label that specializes in both storytelling and design using comics as a medium. The company has already published their first graphic novel and released a series of T-shirts for the 2nd STGCC last August. They had also participated in various events in Tokyo, San Diego, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Gilamon are also one of the winners of the Multimedia Development Corporation Intellectual Property Grant.

Sorry if the last few parts doesn’t seem to be original -_-|| My back hurts and the event’s tomorrow in which I’ve yet to get ready for.

Wish me luck~!


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