Some old and not so old articles of mine about Chinese cartoons and woodcuts in Singapore.
“Fragments of the Past”: Political Prints of Post-war Singapore (The Heritage Journal, Vol 2, No 1, 2005)
These prints reflect the post-war history of Singapore and its road to independence and nationhood. However the history of woodblock prints in Singapore, despite the vibrancy of the medium in the 1950s and 1960s, has not been well documented until the 1998 exhibition. The formation of the Contemporary Printmaking Association in 1980 did not keep the tradition of woodblock printing alive as it promoted new printmaking methods then. It was only when the association was renamed Printmaking Society (Singapore) in January 1998 that interest in woodblock printing was revived through its participation in the SHM woodcut print exhibition.
Cartoons and Woodblock Prints about Chinese Education in Singapore, 1955–1961
From: Lee Guan Kin, ed., Nantah duxiang: Lishi heliuzhong de shengshi (Imageries of Nanyang University: Reflections on the River of History) (Singapore: Global Publishing/NTU Centre for Chinese Language and Culture, 2007)
Check this out. The JB leg starts on 18th Dec and it's just across the causeway.
Title : The 11th Asian Cartoon Exhibition - "Asian Youth Culture" Venue : Various Venues Date & Time : Perak: Thu 20 Sep – Sat 20 Oct 2007 KL: Thu 25 Oct – Sat 10 Nov 2007 Sabah: Thu 15 – Fri 30 Nov 2007 JB: Tue 18 – Sun 23 Dec 2007 Tickets : Free Admission Phone : 03-2161 2104 (JFKL) URL : http://www.jfkl.org.my Synopsis : The Japan Foundation has been organising the Asian Cartoon exhibition since 1995, and this year's is to be the last of the series.
With the theme "Asian Youth Culture", 10 leading cartoonists from 10 Asian nations have produced 75 works depicting the youth culture in their respective nations. The participants come from Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, The Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
Cartoonist Tazidi Yusof represents Malaysia in this exhibition.
The exhibition will tour to:
Perak: Duration: Thu 20 Sep – Sat 20 Oct 2007 (10am - 6pm) Venue: Perak State Library, Jalan Raja DiHilir Tel: 05-249 1888
Kuala Lumpur: Duration: Thu 25 Oct – Sat 10 Nov 2007 (10am - 6pm) Venue: Perpustakaan Kuala Lumpur, 1 Jalan Raja Tel: 03-2612 3500
Sabah: Duration: Thu 15 – Fri 30 Nov 2007 (10am - 4pm [closed on Mondays]) Venue: Sabah State Gallery, Jalan Muzium, Kota Kinabalu Tel: 088-268 748 / 825
Johor Bahru: Duration: Tue 18 – Sun 23 Dec 2007 (11am - 9pm) Venue: Jaya Jusco, Tebrau Bay, 1 Jalan Desa Tebrau Tel: 07-352 2220
This will be a weekend packed with otaku events. On top of EOY 2007 and Comics Fiesta, Chuang Yi's MUGEN will be making an appearance at BookFest 2007 this Saturday (15 Dec) at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. From 5 - 6pm, the contributors to MUGEN will introduce themselves, as well as present their works and the six-issue limited anthology of local talents.
Local doujin circle débutante Collateral Damage Doujin Studios (CDDS) will be launching her first doujinshi (同人誌) - SUPERSCENIC - at two otaku events this weekend. This doujinshi is a collaboration with Tera, and comes with an original soundtrack composed by the doujin musician. You can meet the artists and get a copy of SUPERSCENIC this Saturday (15 Dec) at EOY 2007 at Singapore Expo as well as Comics Fiesta (15 - 16 Dec) at Times Square Berjaya in Kuala Lumpur. Sneak peek of artwork here