Mentors

weetianbengName : Wee Tian Beng ( Male)

Occupation : Professional Comic Artist

Awards won :

  • 1997 Asia Manga Prestigious Award in Korea – Seoul

Bio : Tian Beng is the first local comic artist to break into the International Comic Market. He is the president of Comics Society ( Singapore ) since its founding in 2007. Tian Beng’s comics have been translated into 11 different languages: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Vietnamese,Indonesian, Thai, Japanese, Korean and German. To date, he has created almost 200 volumes of comics and 100 merchandise products, which is a commercial miracle in Singapore Comics Industry.

Previous Works : The New Frontier ( 3 vols ), Dream Allegory ( single vol) , Escapist Choice ( single vol ), The New Frontier 93 ( 3 vols ) , Astronautics, The Adventures of Wisely ( 8 vols ), The Return of the Condor Heroes ( 18 vols ), The Celestial Zone ( 25 vols ), The Adventures of Chi Xue ( Single vol ), The Celestial Zone II ( 40 vols ) , The Celestial Zone 21 ( 40 vols ), The Celestial Zone X ( 32 vols ), The Celestial Zone X.2 ( 32 vols ) ,City Tales ( single vol )

Website : www.tczstudio.com


mura_mascotName : Yang Hui Shan ( Female)

Pen Name : Murasaki

Occupation : Senior Computer Graphic Artist

Awards won :

  • 2nd China – Wuhan International Digital Arts WE 3 Biennale- Comics Silver Award

Bio : Murasaki is the chairperson and artist of Comix Pandora ( Singapore Doujinshi Group ). She is also the Vice-President of Comics Society ( Singapore ). She graduated from Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts, Multimedia

Previous Works : The Mystical Dragon Deity ( 5 volumes ), Friendship Band ( short story ), Memories ( short story ), Pandora ( 4 – page comic story )

Website : www.comixpandora.net


xuan mascotName : Yeo Hui Xuan ( Female )

Pen Name : Xuanyeo

Occupation : Full-time Comic Artist

Awards won :

  • Awarded Certificate of Excellence for AXN Anime Drawing Contest 2002
  • Silver Award in the Digital Animation Category for the Safety@Work Creative Awards 2008
  • 2nd China – Wuhan International Digital Arts WE 3 Biennale- Comics Silver Award

Bio : Hui Xuan is Singapore’s first female full-time professional comic artist. Her first debut work – Dream Walker Series ( Chinese / English, a total of six books ) gained support and sponsorship of the Media Development Authority of Singapore. The comics obtained very good sales in Singapore industry and was widely recognised by fans. In addition, Dream Walker series 2 – “Dreamscape 5 Pillars” ( Chinese / English, a total of two books) was published as a Collectors’ series, which also gained the support and sponsorship by National Arts Council. She is also the Senior Director of Comics Society ( Singapore ) Hui Xuan Graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic, majoring in Animation, and obtained a Diploma in Digital Media Design With Merit.

Previous Works : Dream Walker ( 1 – 6 volumes ) , Dream Walker Character Series ( Comixmag 2 short stories ) Dreamscape Five Pillars ( 2 volumes ), Pandora ( 4 – page comic)

Website : http://dreamwalker-cp.livejournal.com, www.facebook.com/DWMXZ


rixou-avatar_sqName : Low Kiah Hwee ( Female )

Pen Name : Rixou Occupation : Freelance Illustrator, Trainer

Awards won :

  • Selected for Noise Singapore 2012 The Apprenticeship Programme ( TAP ) – a NAC initative.
  • Bronze Award of Excellence ( Corporate / Comics Division ) – 2nd China- Wuhan 2012 International Digital Arts Convention

Bio : Rixou first experienced comics production as a student reporter with local Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao. She received her first illustrating commission while pursuing an Architecture degree in the National University of Singapore. Rixou is currently a freelance artist who works with both commercial companies and independent authors to create content including short graphic novels, book illustrations and mascot designs. She participated in the production of the comics anthology ARENA sci-fi vol 0 in 2009. In 2012, Rixou received a Bronze Award for her short story comic “Ti Amo”. Rixou is currently working on the 2nd volume of her original graphic novel series, Pandora’s Scar.

Previous Works : Pandora’s Scar ( Ongoing series ) , Ti Amo ( short story ), Home Coming ( short story )

Website : http://oasis-sky.deviantart.com