Singapore Comic Con (SGCC) is back for 2019! If you’re an art toy lover or pop culture fan, this year’s event will be a nostalgic weekend! Returning this year are the GGXP where players of all skill levels gather to share their common love for everything gaming from tabletop to PC to console; check out the finals of PVP Campus and Community Leagues featuring Mobile Legends and DOTA 2 over both days at SGCC 2019.
Here’s what you can look forward to at this year’s SGCC:
Returning for their seventh year is award-winning local design studio Mighty Jaxx! In conjunction with Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary this year, get your hands on Mighty Jaxx’s Freeny’s Hidden Dissectibles: Sesame Street! collection – featuring six fan favourite characters and four hidden variants, each piece is randomly packed in a box. Mighty Jaxx will also be introducing a special edition 4-inch Elmo, and the latest XXRAY Plus Cookie Monster – debuting at SGCC 2019!
Another guest is Tik Ka from East, whose works – like the “Super Hero meets Chinese Opera” series – reflect a cultural blend of traditional Chinese, European, American and Japanese cultures, as a result of growing up in the Hong Kong colonial era.
Be awed by Michael Sng‘s Codename Colossus series of Mechanical Dieselpunk Walking Tank Scale Models – these are large, fictional walking tank models that combine 3D modelling, electronics, and programming.
Meet Artists and Illustrators
SGCC has always been known for bringing together renowned artists and illustrators from around the world. This year we will see the return of fans’ favourite artists like Japanese illustrator Peach MoMoKo (artist behind Frozen and Moana), Emmy nominee James C Mulligan, David Mack, and Mirka Andolfo.
If indie comics are your thing, check out local artist Koh Hong Teng, an award-winning illustrator of Ten Sticks and One Rice; John Layman, creator of multi-Eisner Award winning cannibal cop comedy series Chew; Sarah Anderson, creator of webcomic Sarah’s Scribbles; and Fishball, creator of comic strip My Giant Nerd Boyfriend.
More Marvel and DC artists will be part of this year’s star-studded line-up, including Yasmine Putri who did variant covers for DC’s DCeased; Donny Cates who is currently working on the Absolute Carnage series, Jim Mahfood, aka Food One; and Alexander Iaccarino whose artwork merges screen printing and the feel of classic movie posters.
New Segment: Work in Progress
This year’s SGCC will introduce a new initiative, ‘Work In Progress’ (W.I.P) programme which is set to connect aspiring creators and publishers with the opportunity of getting their original works published. Creators are invited to submit a proposal which will be thoroughly vetted by publishers such as Shogakukan Asia, Asiapac Books Pte Ltd and Vividthree Productions Pte Ltd + Darkbox Studio Pte Ltd for unique curated content and fresh ideas.
Cosplay fans can look out for the Championships of Cosplay – ten contestants will be shortlisted, and the ultimate champion will win a trip to represent SGCC in the grand finals at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) in 2020 as well as a cash prize and tickets to SGCC 2020. Submissions are open until 6 October 2019. Well-known cosplayers, Astarohime and Jin (behindinfinity) will also be in attendance.
You can look forward to two full days of exhilaration, happening from 7 – 8 December at Marina Bay Sands, Halls A, B and C. Get your tickets – also available as couple and group packages – via the Singapore Comic Con website.