Tuesday, March 29, 2016

100 WRITERS _____ Hacking stories and starting creative empires at the Starving Artist Fair


NOTE This post is part of my 100 WRITERS project.

The first Starving Artist Fair happened last weekend. It’s a once-in-two-months gathering of independent comics creators and publishers, with workshops and talks and merchandise sales. As part of my 100 WRITERS project, I worked with StoryCode Singapore to conduct a comic strip hacking workshop in the morning. This was based on the CAPTAIN CARDBOARD creative kit that we designed in 2014, to help story creators understand concept development, story structure and audience engagement. I also gave a talk on how to develop stories that can be more easily franchised across different formats and platforms. Details at StoryCode SG's Medium page:

HOW MANY WAYS CAN YOU HACK A CAPTAIN CARDBOARD COMIC?

If you make stories of any kind, do visit the next Starving Artist Fair in May. More information here.


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JF Koh (right) is the main organiser. He leads the Singapore chapter of the 24-Hour Comics Day. Also, he’s the editor of Panelgraph Showcase, a quarterly online comics anthology magazine focusing on sci-fi, fantasy, horror and other popular genres.


Kelly Bender is one of Singapore’s few professional comic book creators. He was promoting his titles STARBURN and SNARL. His website.


Jerome Hinds is President of the Association of Comic Artists (Singapore), and also founder of Nice One Entertainment. He runs graphic storytelling workshops and showcases in schools, and promotes young local talents. He’s originally from the UK.


Join the StoryCode Singapore Meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/StoryCode-Singapore/




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