Wednesday, August 28, 2013

STGCC 2013 - Jerry Teo

Conventions are about the artists and the fans, not just the products, merchandising and consumerism. As a lead up to STGCC 013, we hear from the people who will be there.

Jerry Teo is an artist.

1. What's the big deal about this year's STGCC?
COSPLAYERS!! Joe Madureira is here too....but COSPLAYERS!! Ok let's not forget the Artist's Alley where you can find more indie stuff that may be of interest to popular culture fans and collectors.

2. I don't read comics. Why should I attend?
The interesting thing for STGCC is that it is not restricted simply to comics. But also the other subcultures that spawned from comics. This means there's a wide range of things to participate in, to look at. Its all very vibrant and fun. Not too shabby for boring Singapore.

3. What is there to buy from you?
Putting out a limited run of my own interpretation of Aesop's fables that I drew during last year's 24 Hour Comics Day held at the Bukit Merah library. 3 short tales compiled into a little book, minimal dialog, great for kids. :D Also introducing a new character I've been working on called Rex. He's a T-Rex and he gets into all sorts of shenanigans which he later regrets. Hopefully he is entertaining enough for everyone.

4. Okay, I am sold. When and where I can find you?
I'm at booth G45 hawking my wares with Ray Toh.

5. What's the future of comics?
Using pictures to tell stories will always be around. Maybe the technology will change and people's tastes for presentation will change, but it is always an interesting way of communicating a tale. It is gonna be around for a while. It used to be cave paintings, now we have interactive comics on portable media devices, who knows what's next?


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