It struck me that it’s going to be couple of weeks before a slurry of Conventions and Festivals descend upon us. And while the Rolling Ronins won’t be participating in the coming Comic Art Festival, Kuala Lumpur (CAFKL), here are the first few events we’ll be plunging into soon:
PopCon Asia 2017 & Illustration Arts Festival 2017
The news about PopCon Asia came to us quite suddenly, but we decided to give it a try. Having hosted a total of 471 exhibitors and 89,210 visitors since their first foray in 2012, PopCon Asia was definitely a pop culture pit stop for the people of and travelling to Jakarta.
At the same time, following the success of their first attempt last year, the team behind the Illustration Arts Festival (mostly core members of the Organisation of Illustrators Council (OIC)) will be bringing you round 2 in August.
The Rolling Ronins will have booths for both PopCon Asia and the Illustration Arts Festival. And before you decide to come down to say hi, here’s a glimpse at some of the works which will be on sale during both events:
PopCon Asia 2017 will be on 5th to 6th August 2017, at the Jakarta Convention Centre. To find out more, click here.
The Illustration Arts Festival will be on 12th to 13th August, 11AM to 5PM, at LASALLE College of the Arts. Click here to find out more.
Once again, we hope to see you there!
Most book launches involve author introductions, conversations, a reading or two, before concluding with either a signing or a Question & Answer (Q&A) session. In all honesty, you’d be hard-pressed to find any of these aspects in a Global Beards launch.
The crowd at BooksActually was small but select – there and ready to fully-engage in whatever activities the duo had planned for everyone. There was laughter, mottos, taglines, and hilariously awkward “words from our sponsors” peppered through the session.
And in between those activities, a launch did happen – when Global Beards got us to create a new Yellow Princess comic with them.
So three characters, three cats, three panels, and countless puns and chants later, a new three-panel comic emerged from the depths of the bookstore. You may be able to see their final panel during your next trip to BooksActually =).
Global Beards is writer-artist duo Wayne Ree and Gene Whitlock. Commonly known as the creators of the Yellow Princess comic, they create comics to promote the fun in storytelling. Find out more about them and their works here.