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Asian Festival of Children’s Content

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Step in and explore how comics have evolved and expanded from its origins as short, contained narratives in print form to new digital formats. This panel of comics and webtoon creators will discuss why they got into working in the field and how they have each reinvented the form in their own ways.

Comics and Graphic Novels


Fishball (Malaysia)

Fishball is a freelance artist based in Malaysia. She lives with her (literally) huge boyfriend, and really likes her banana leaf rice drowned in a pool of dahl. She is the creator behind popular webcomic My Giant Nerd Boyfriend, where she chronicles her adventures navigating the Malaysian life with her 199cm-tall, geeky boyfriend and all the minor inconveniences a 30-cm height difference might bring.


Vicmon (Thailand)

Piengpitch Sartsasi a.k.a VIC-MON is an illustrator and cartoonist from Thailand. After drawing the covers of more than 200 books,  she started to draw her own webcomic 3rd Time Kiss for COMICO and HOUR 25th for LINE WEBTOON. She still continues to draw book covers while working on her new webcomic project.

Lim Cheng Tju

Moderator Lim Cheng Tju (Singapore)

Lim Cheng Tju writes about history and popular culture. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Popular Culture and the International Journal of Comic Art. He co-authored The University Socialist Club and the Contest for Malaya: Tangled Strands of Modernity (Amsterdam University Press /  NUS Press, 2012).

All programme dates and times are subject to change and existing COVID measures.

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