September is fast approaching, and so is the annual Singapore Toys, Games & Comic Convention. This year, pop culture fans can look forward to artists and illustrators from DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and even the Japanese concept designer who was part of the talented team behind Baymax of Disney’s Big Hero 6!
For the first time in Asia, Adam Hughes, an Eisner, Harvey and Inkpot award-winner, who brought to life legendary heroes such as Captain America, Hellboy, Wonder Woman and Supergirl, will be in Asia at STGCC 2015. STGCC will also welcome famed artist Camilla d’Errico, known for her self-published graphic novel Tanpopo and for works such as Helmentgirls with Dark Horse comics, as well as designer Koyama Shigeto, who was part of the team behind the concept design for Baymax of Disney’s movie Big Hero 6.
The inaugural Cosplay Championships will be up again this year as well, as the region’s top cosplayers and enthusiasts battle it out to represent Singapore at the 2016 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay to be held in Chicago amongst the best cosplayers in the world!
Stay tuned for more news for STGCC this year!
[Update: 19 July]
STGCC recently announced their second round of line-ups for this year’s event! Jim Cheung, the co-creator of Young Avengers, will be joining other illustrators and artists such as fan favourites Simone Legno, creator of Tokidoki, and Adi Granov, the illustrator for Iron Man: Extremis. To commemorate SG50, Simone Legno will be collaborating with STGCC to release a specially designed limited edition STGCC x tokidoki Unicorno creation.
For cosplay fans, STGCC will welcome guests such as Stella Chuu, the Anime Princess of Burlesque, as well as Japanese cosplayers, Kuryu, Nakoto and Saku. They will be making their first appearances here in Singapore!
[Updated: 5 August 2015]
For the third media release by STGCC, meet toy artists Huck Gee and Jason Feeny who will be here in Singapore for the very first time! Alongside Simone Legno, they will also be showing fans a 360-degree view of their experience with their love for toys. Agnes Garbowska, renowned artist for My Little Pony, will also join Camilla d’Errico with insights on how they broke barriers in the comic book industry too.
There will be future collaborations with artists residing in Singapore in celebration of SG50, such as Tell Your Children, Ziqi of Monster Little and Keh Choon Wee. Other include Ong Ean Keat of Keatopia, Mas of Wanton Noodle and Caramelaw A.K.A Sheena Aw who will be presenting their own SG50 collectibles and these will be up for bidding with all proceeds going to a children welfare association, Club Rainbow.