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Programme Details
Date: Saturday Aug 18, 2012
Time: 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Venue: Level 1 - Visitors' Briefing Room in National Library Building
Lang: English
Note: Registration is closed.

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Art Moves: Mapping – Session 3
Mapping is a series of nine lectures and artist talks organised to explore the multilayered social and physical terrains of this island state. Engaging elements of cultural anthropology, sciences, arts and design, this series encourages critical discourses on the construction of knowledge, memory and identity through understanding the complexity and dynamism between contesting social narratives and production of spaces.

Comics and Society – Lim Cheng Tju

Comics and cartoons reflect societal concerns and changes, and Singapore's historical and political narratives have been vividly documented in this visual format. By looking at the political cartoons and comic books in Singapore of the last 50 years, they reveal multiple facets and dimensions of the Singapore story.

Political Cartoons in newspapers and magazines – Morgan Chua

Political cartoons, sometimes referred to as editorial cartoons, are visual narratives published mostly in newspapers and magazines. Usually depicted within a single frame, they serve as commentaries reflecting upon political or social-economic issues of the day. Renowned cartoonist Morgan Chua will share his life story and reflections on the importance of this medium.

‘Gone Case’ – From Print to Print. – Koh Hong Teng

This presentation is about the graphic adaptation of the novel ‘Gone Case’. It highlights the inspiration behind the adaptation. The presentation will also touch on the creation process and development of the drawing style.

About the Speakers

Lim Cheng Tju writes about history, popular culture and the arts in Singapore. As the country editor (Singapore) of the International Journal of Comic Art and the co-editor of Liquid City 2 (Image Comics), an anthology of Southeast Asian comics, he is also contributing authors of The University Socialist Club and the Contest for Malay: Tangled Strands of Modernity (Amsterdam University Press, 2012).

Morgan Chua is a Singapore-born cartoonist who started drawing for the Singapore Herald in 1970. In 1972 he joined the Far Eastern Economic Review (FEER) where he stayed on for 24 years, eventually becoming its creative director. Morgan’s publications include In memory of madam Kwa Geok Choo, 1920-2010 (2011), Divercity Singapore: a cartoon history of immigration (2010), My Singapore / sketches (2008), Tiananmen (1989).

Koh Hong Teng is the illustrator of the graphic novel 01321. Self-published in 1996, the first page of 01321 won the Gold Award in the digital art category at the inaugural Siggraph Asia Pacific Animation and Digital Art Competition in 2001. Apart from short graphic stories, he also spends his time working on full-length graphic novels and paintings.

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