Comic book fans will certainly be stoked to know that more Marvel and DC veterans are gracing the upcoming Singapore Comic Con! It was previously reported that from Greg Capullo, Jock, and Tara McPherson make the first batch of guests, while Livio Ramondelli, Creees, Joey Spiotto, and Prema-Ja round up the second batch.
Comic fanboys and fangirls can look forward to getting up close and personal with amazing artist, Yasmine Putri. Starting out her career as a freelancer with various stints in both Marvel and DC Comics, Yasmine is known for her gritty artistic flair that blends realism with comic styles. Her latest works include variant covers for DC’s limited series, DCeased which debuted on 1st May where she pays homage to classic horror movie posters.
A comic is nothing without a gripping storyline and author Donny Cates’ brilliant writing is testament to that. Joining this year’s SGCC line up, Donny has been making a name for himself on titles such as God Country, Venom, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Silver Surfer Black. His current run on the Absolute Carnage storyline sees the symbiote-empowered serial killer on the hunt for anyone who has ever been attached to a symbiote.
Check out some of his works and ongoing series below!
Hailing from the streets of Brooklyn, New York, is illustrator and cartoonist Sarah Andersen who rose to fame when she started her webcomic, Sarah’s Scribbles in 2011. The amusing and quirky portrayal of “adult life” which made the webcomic relatable to daily life, made it a viral hit on social media. Since then, the talented artist has published several books, such as Herding Cats, Big Mushy Happy Lump and Adulthood Is A Myth.
From neighbouring country Malaysia, is rising comic artist, Tay Yen Ee or better known by her pen name, Fishball. As someone who loves drawing, Fishball uses her talent as a way of recording her daily life. Humorous, captivating and all so true, Fishball’s My Giant Nerd Boyfriend comic strip became a household name when it was picked up by Korean-based publishing portal, Webtoon.
Visitors will also be in awe as they gaze upon the jaw-dropping creations of wellknown cosplayers, Astarohime and Jin (behindinfinity) who will be making an appearance at SGCC this year. As an avid cosplayer for over ten years, Astarohime has more than 100 costumes in her wardrobe that exudes outstanding precision and intricacy in each design. She has also been chosen as a representative for Russia in foreign cosplay conventions as guest-of-honor and member of the jury for the past three years.
For Jin (behindinfinity), her love for cosplay has earned the passionate individual unique opportunities such as being chosen to be the official Kenshin Himura cosplayer on the Asian red-carpet premiere of the live action film for Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and the international tour of The Lion King musical. Jin’s passion for cosplay has also given her the opportunity to share knowledge and interact with her fans around the world.
Singapore Comic-Con will happen on December 7-8, 2019 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo. Tickets are now on-sale, with attractive packages for families and groups of friends! Get your tickets via their official website. Find your ticket packages below:
Formerly known as the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC), Singapore Comic-Con is Southeast Asia’s ultimate celebration of the best of Western and Asian pop culture. From toys, collectibles, comics, and esports to cosplay, there is something for everyone to experience. SGCC is within the ReedPOP portfolio, which includes New York Comic-Con, Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, OZ Comic Con, PAX, and the Star Wars Celebration.