Singapore - Nuturing Comics' Future
Business.asiaone.com reports that Singapore's print and audio consumer-book market hit a high of $159 million US dollars last year, with Kenneth Tan, the MDA director of film, animation, and publishing saying, "Recently, comics and graphic novels have gained tremendous popularity around the world."
As such, the Media Development Authority is trying to nurture the success of local comic artists in Singapore by creating the First-Time Writers & Illustrators Publishing Initiative which gives $8,000 to successful applicants to help them as they find their niche.
While artists in Singapore have yet to have it easy, there seems to be a lot of support behind them to ensure their success.
For those of you who are interested, you can check out the kind of graphic novels they are releasing here. Has anyone from Singapore read these comics? Care to let us know how they are?
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