Panel Talk: Making Comics and Designing Character Goods
Attending a Talk by Kadokawa Gempak Starz CEO
It's like a dream come true to have a trusted business partner so artists can concentrate on just creative work and hire assistants too. Unfortunately in Singapore, because of our small market (which is mostly unsupportive of creative work), high rental costs and high cost of living, it is difficult to realise this dream. I find myself producing less nowadays due to the paperwork I had to do, like preparing talks, negotiating prices, invoicing, chasing and tracking payments, replying emails, evaluating events and collaborations, marketing, maintaining several social media channels and replying to comments/messages. Oh yes, and not to forget deliveries to warehouses and gift shops. All these take up 50% of my time...
After the talk, I stayed back to talk to Chris and was surprised that anybody can just message them to make an appointment to visit their studio. Hopefully I can tour the studio one day and also have my own eventually...
Yoshiki Tsubasa, who was having a booth at the premium space area.
Scull drew a fan art of me!!! Thanks guys!
BTW, Yoshiki also made CUTE Kopi and Matcha handphone straps too!!! (Though I tie them up to bags and thumbdrives). If you are interested, you can pre-order them here >>> http://www.eva.sg/EN/preorder.html
Also special thanks to all who came down for my talk and autograph session, the media, as well as Comic Fiesta volunteers and team for inviting me and organising this great event! Hope there will be chance to be invited speaker again! *wink wink*