Lecture: Experiences of Small Comics Publishing
Aug 27, 2011 Saturday 16:00
1F, Associate Mission Building (Shanghai 169 Yuanmingyuan Road)
Youth Web-Based Cultural Community Project
Lecture: An Exploration into Experiences and Values of Small Independent Comics Publishing in Japan and Europe
Lecture, discussion, and a signing session of SC authors after the lecture
Besides being proficient in scripts, illustration, and editing, producing independent comics also requires the editors to work on printing, promotion, sales and distribution. The integration of production and marketing operation as in cottage industry reflects the authors' original and independent thinking. Therefore, small publishing has shown its unique values overseas and it presents a fresh vigor in the digital and networked era at present. European comics have been maintaining a relative independence in both illustration styles and subjects, and small publishing allows them to show unique personalities. There is no such concept as "independent comics" in Japan. However, the small batch printed fan works (or little magazine) have been highly regarded and serve as an example of small publishing. Influenced by many realistic aspects, in China small publishing has not launched any official channel. Along with the emergence of SC Special Comics among many other online and offline small readers, in recent years there are increasing opportunities for the readers to experience the creative vigor, tolerance of culture, and discussions regarding more possibilities.... Read More
Free admission, No need for reservation.