Two years in the making, and they’re finally done! We had our first three titles - Guidebook to Nanyang Diplomacy, Coalition of the Savoury Spare Parts, and Final Resting Place - launched during the Singapore Writers’ Festival 2017.
Fast forward to March 2018, the remaining four titles - Kungfu Dough, Terumbu, Unstable Foundations, and We’ll Eat When We’re Done - had their time at the #BuySingLit Festival last weekend, and this was what went down.
We were fortunate to be moderated by May Tan, Director of Literary Arts (Sector Development), National Arts Council. Starting the audience off with a little introduction with what COSH is about, we quickly moved to each of us speaking about our own books.
While the Tiger and I had to run right after the launch (the Tiger had a plane to catch), the event didn’t feel rushed or urgent. Our audience was incredibly supportive, and shared a few insightful questions. One question I loved in particular was from a lady named Helen, who wanted to know our preferred approaches to storytelling.
We probably didn’t have a lot of time to go on, but personally, my approach continues to stem from the want for entertainment and adventure. As Wena Poon said before, “Entertainment is not a frivolous goal.” And neither should reading for fun be seen as a frivolous act.
And that was how we went through with our (and my first) comic launch at the #BuySingLit Festival. Heartfelt thanks to the team behind the #BuySingLit Festival for having us, the National Heritage Board for helping us make this project happen, Kenny for stocking all our books at the festival, and major thanks to Nicholas Lee for the pictures! You can find out more about his works at https://nicklee.exposure.co/.
All seven COSH Studios titles are available in major bookstores across Singapore. You can find out more about COSH Studios and their comics here.