This year's 24 Hour Comics Day in Singapore was held at Lasalle College of the Arts. It was a blast. I didn't join but I was there to meet friends who do, and the sponsor some prizes.
I've always wanted to check out what it's like to be at the campus of Lasalle. Usually I would just walk through its airy cavernous atrium for a shortcut to where I want to go. This time, I managed to go up into the classrooms and explore, and even saw the office of a friend Hillary Yeo that I didn't know was working there. It's a fun place to be at, and the students are lucky to study there.
Here's what went on during the two days.
The drawing took place at the fifth floor of block F. The clear windows from the ceiling to the ground is nice.
There's no walking tour, but spectators are welcome. I think the students must be wondering at times who those weird people are looking over their shoulders.
The QUIET ROOM is actually the nosiest room of all the rooms.
These are publications that were created from previous year's 24 Hour Comics Days.
This is like the animation room at the campus. You can see character sheets pinned to the wall. More pictures of the room below.
Biscuits and drinks were provided.
Chris Shaw the Programme Leader at Lasalle and JF Koh the organiser of this event.
I'm not sure if POLO sweets is one of the sponsors but the sweets could be sighted everywhere.
Two Urban Sketchers there as spectators.
On the table, on the floor, it doesn't matter.
This lady was creating her comics using cutout pasted onto panels.
Weapons of mass creation
One's working. Three were not.
Jerry, the creator of Rex Regrets
That's Structura: The Art of Sparth.
This was the start of the second day. It's near closing time.
All the participants are supposed to go around and check out all the completed works, and vote for what they like. At the end of the day, votes were tallied to determine who should win the prizes.
This reminded me of Whale Boy.
This is Teo Kiki. Her's was a comic that needed her to narrate. She was the winner with most votes. I'll give her points for the unique presentation. Her character also has the best hair.
That's her character.
All the participants had to queue up to get their work registered, or so to say, and then they can have the completion or Noble Failure certificate.
More voting in the QUIET ROOM.
Very nice designs from Samantha Germaine Sim
These are prizes that I sponsored.
There was this lady from NAC talking about the new Matchbox programme they have. I'll talk about it more in a separate post.
This year, there were more than 150 participants. Around a hundred are students from Lasalle. Even participants from the public has grown in size. So every year, they reach out to the same people, and by word of mouth, news gets around that there's this fun event that's going on. Here's a full resolution download (right-click save as).
Check out the 24 Hours Comics Day Singapore facebook page. And join next year if you can. I overheard Chris Shaw saying that they might host this event here again next year.
All photos taken with the Fujifilm 23mm f/1.4 lens