| A WEEKEND OF COMICS SUPERSTAR

Posted on Sep 12, 2018

Report from Singapore Toys Games & Comic Convention (STGCC)

Singapore pop culture fans just finished their biggest event of the year. Especially for comics fans, this year’s STGCC was highlighted by some of the biggest name in the industry. And BumiLangit was there to report.

Arthur Adams (fantastic four, x-men), David Finch (Batman, MoonKnight), Adi Granov (Iron Man), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Stephanie Hans (Angela), Joyce Chin (Wynona Earp) and local sensation Sonny Liew was among the guest star from the comic frontier.

STGCC also showcasing regional rising talent thru their artist alley roster. Aspiring artist from Singapore, Malaysia, Philipine, Thailand, even Japan, come and share their current works on toys, games, illustration and comics. Among those, artists from Indonesia also participate, we can see Chris Lie from Caravan Studio, Sami Basri (DC artist), and Noval Hernawan (Equator’s Emerald).

For fans, the highlights of the event of course is the chance to meet their idols, signing sessions, live drawing demo, talkshow, and dont forget, take selfies. As for the creators, this event provide them opportunity to reach their audience and do more networkings.

BumiLangit artist, Iwan Nazif and comic editor, Ecky was there to show a preview copy of Si Buta dari Gua Hantu to the guest artist. While its not uncommon for big names to take times interacting with visitors, we were quite surprised to see that most of those international artist take their times to see the pages of Si Buta.

David Finch recognize the good craftmanship on the visual style. Art Adams on the otherhand give a very valuable advise while also admiring the cover illustration by Ardian Syaf, who helmed BumiLangit’s Mandala.
Stephanie Hans even take more time to discuss the layout and the text placement. And of course, all of them wish us good luck for the launching of Si Buta dari Gua Hantu, later this month, in co production with KOLONI, Gramedia.

STGCC has been a blast, but lets not forget that Indonesia soon also will be their own pop culture convention. POPCON ASIA this september and Indonesia Comic Con. And we will have a big suprise for all BumiLangit fans out there. <eq>