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Lingua Comica – Graphic Novels from Asia and Europe

Books Launch in Singapore

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7 November 2012 Sasiwimon Wongjarin Culture Department Asia-Europe Comics Project Culture



Venue:
Festival Pavilion, Campus Green, Singapore Management University

As a result of 6 years of exchanges in Comics, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) has published 4 Comics books.lingua comica

Never formally published or disseminated, they are now presented as one comprehensive set on November 7, during the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF): Go Home (2008), Lingua Comica Graphic Novels from Asia and Europe (2009), Lingua Comica FUSE (2011) and RELOADED (2011).

ASEF has been supporting the Asia-Europe Comics Programme since 2006. The project, also known as Lingua Comica, promotes the discovery and the building of new relationships between Asians and Europeans in the Comics and Graphic Novels field.  It connects Comics creators, artists, writers, publishers, editors and commentators and encourages them to embark in Asia-Europe collaborations.

Join us on November 7 at 7pm for the presentation and discussion with 2 of the artists that participated in the creative process of the Comic Novels.

The sharing session with the artists will be followed by the free give away and book signing.

For more details about the venue:

Lingua Comica – Graphic Novels from Asia and Europe

07 November, 2012
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: Festival Pavillion, Campus Green, Singapore Management University
Free Admission

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  • The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) has officially launched Lingua Comica, a complete series of colourful comic books, at the Singapore Writer’s Festival on Wednesday 7 November 2012.

    ASEF introduced how the Lingua Comica programme connected artists from Asia and Europe through various communication channels. Two artists, Budi Wijaya (Indonesia/Singapore) and Hwei Lin Lim (Malaysia) were invited on stage to share their experience at the event, while Emma Rios (Spain) participated by answering questions via video recording projected on screen. The artists shared their experience about the process of creating comic books and their collaborations. They also mentioned the challenges, uniqueness of Lingua Comica as well as the impact of the project on their career development.

    ASEF believes that a popular medium like comics is a powerful communication tool. It can act as a vehicle to share different perspectives and opinions, and reveal personal or universal stories. Graphic novels often present stories in a format that is very accessible to people regardless of their age, gender and cultural background.

    Within the Lingua Comica programme, ASEF connected 64 artists from 22 countries comic artists and novel writers, commercial publishers and book designers of different backgrounds and generations. Fifty people attended the launch after which they received a free collection of Lingua Comica. 

  • During the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) on 7 November 2012, ASEF, for the first time, will present a set of four comic books: Go Home (2008), Lingua Comica Graphic Novels from Asia and Europe (2009), Lingua Comica FUSE (2011) and RELOADED (2011).

    This presentation will be the first of its kind since these books were published but never formally disseminated before.

    These graphic novels are outcomes of the Asia-Europe Comics Programme. ASEF has been supporting this programme since 2006. Project ‘Lingua Comica’, under this programme, promotes the discovery and the building of new relationships between Asian and European comics and graphic novel fields.  It connects comics’ creators, artists, writers, publishers, editors and commentators and encourages them to embark in Asia-Europe collaborations.

    Join us on 7 November at 7pm for the presentation! There will be discussions with two of the artists who were involved in the development of these graphic novels. The sharing with the artists will be followed by a free give-away and book signing session.

    Event details: Lingua Comica - Graphic Novels from Asia and Europe

    07 November, 2012
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Venue: Festival Pavillion, Campus Green, Singapore Management University
    Free Admission

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