Tuesday, May 17, 2005

World Comic Artist Conference

I've been chatting with Joelle, a representative from the Bucheon Comic College, in South Korea about a cool opportunity.
Coming up at the end of September, there is the Bucheoon Comic Fair, where publishers and artists from all over Asia come and check out each others work; looking for new talent and what not.

I sent a whole bunch of stuff to the event last year, which was well recieved. They liked Batrisha and loved Eclectica's "Dogs" (i didn't send that over - Darran Jordan did)

This year , the Korea Cartoonist Association, has budgeted to invite about 40 guests from around the world, concentrating on picking a few artsists and publishers from each major country. Invited guests will get flights and accomadation and will be asked to attend presentations, galas and forums.

Publishers and artists are asked to present some sample pages and a resume of their work to the a committee of artists and organisers.
Invitations will be based on the quality of the work, the scope of work and the importance of that work (''influence and popularity").

The concept of scope and influence means to me that even if you haven't worked for DC or Marvel, but have been a long time self publisher, you have a good shot.

The portfolio should have about 8 pages of art (plus or minus a bit) and then a comprehensive listing of work, plus a biography - including details of awards, experience.

I don't think I can organise any translation this time, because i think i imposed on Sunny K too much last year, but i still have the material from last year which can be used. What would be a good idea is an online portfolio where art can be showcased and resumes attached and downloaded.

So if you are published and want to go to Korea, or know some one who would be good to showcase overseas, contact me, and I'll pass your samples on or give you contact details for Joelle.

Deadline 2 weeks

For more details on the World Comic Artist Conference - http://www.wcc7.net
(check out the gallery)


douglasbot said...


Anonymous said...

Trudy absolutely MUST go!


Dean Rankine said...

I'd definitely be interested in atleast making a submission. Can I email Joelle directly?

Dean Rankine said...

I've been involved in ongoing discussions with a representative of the organising committee, but found out today that I'm not going.

He said, regarding my application for funding that, "Unfortunately, the final answer was to stay with the main policy; the chairman of each nation’s associations gets their priority. I could’ve been great if we were able to invite you, it didn’t happen this year, but I will try to make it happen next year."

It would have been a great event to be invloved in, but unfortunately there's no way I could fund my own ticket. Maybe next year.