bkk UNZINE in partnership with SEA Junction is bringing you:
Bangkok Comics Art festival
in May 2022 at BACC (Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre)
bkk UNZINE is proud to present Thailand’s first-ever BKK Comics Art Festival.
A joint venture between SEA Junction, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Thailand, SAKURA Thailand, and BKK Unzine, the BKK Comics Art Festival aims to shine a light on Thailand’s rich comic book culture while giving fans the opportunity to interact with their favorite creators.
An unmissable event for comic book fans and budding artists, this momentous occasion will kick off with a two-week Comics Art Exhibition on the 5th Floor of the Bangkok Art and Culture Center, taking place from the 10th to 22nd of May, 2022.
This striking display will showcase pieces from expert and emerging artists, art submitted to bbkunzine.com , as well as the revamped, comic-inspired design of the new Belgian passport. The passport’s unique aesthetic features art from the classic Bandes Dessinées (European comics) such as Tintin, Blake and Mortimer, Marsupilami, Largo Winch and many more. (Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiexwlLvvyk)
The festival then jumps into full swing with a two-day convention, gathering comic book creatives, publishers and scholars taking place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of May, 2022, with a sensational array of events and activities in Meeting Room 501 on the 5th Floor Hall of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre located conveniently in the heart of Bangkok.
What to expect for the two day convention:
Sat 14th – Day 1 – Schedule (Meeting Room 501, 5th floor):
11:00 to 11:20 The event kicks off with an introduction of our guest artists, speakers, and sponsors, as well as a rundown of the day’s events + future of bkk UNZINE and Petition for National Comics Day
11:25 to 12:30 – A Presentation on the History of Thai Comics by Nicolas Verstappen, Comics Scholar at Chulalongkorn University and author of The Art of Thai Comics (River Books, 2021).
12:45 to 13:40 – Presentation: Origins of American Comics by Peter Maresca, Editor/publisher at Sunday Press – A look at the first American newspaper comics (1895 to 1915) and their influence on the development of modern comics around the world.
13:45 to 14:00 – Presentation: Slowork Publishing unveils their documentary comic book project, made in collaboration with South-East Asian comic artists. (http://www.sloworkpublishing.com/en/about.php)
14:05 to 14:20 – Presentation: Kai3
14:25 to 15:25 – A roundtable discussion with South-East Asian publishers and artists on the state of the industry.
15:45 to 16:45 – Workshop: How to Make a Comic page by award-winning Thai artist Art Jeeno. (https://www.facebook.com/Artjeeno.page)
17:00 to 18:00 – Comics GAME: Artists create a comic page live! A live activity in which each panel of a comic book page is drawn by a different artist, resulting in a mind-bending finished product.
Sun 15th – Day 2 – Freeform Interaction: Attendees are invited to talk and interact with artists at their booths (Hall, 5th Floor)
See you at the BKK Comics Art Festival here are some of the artists who will be part or the exhbition and or the convention.