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The ‘Anywhere Door’ of bringing own creation to overseas: Artist sharing on the visit to Angoulême International Comics Festival

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2023.05.27
Time: 14:00-17:00 
Price: Free admission and must be pre-registered 

Online registration: https://forms.gle/XdfCGE4n39LRic6Q7


Organiser: Hong Kong Arts Centre (Comix Home Base)
Co-organiser: Hong Kong Comics and Animation Federation
Sponsor: Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


Participating artists:

  • Chi-kit KWONG
  • Chivas LEUNG
  • Linus LIU
  • Man TSANG
  • Mimi SZETO
  • Pen SO

Hong Kong comics artists collaborate with overseas publishers, and local comic works will be released in France, Ukraine, Italy, the United States, and more!

Hong Kong Arts Centre (Comix Home Base), with the sponsorship of Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, partnered with Hong Kong Comics and Animation Federation to participate in the 50th edition of Angoulême International Comics Festival in January this year. 15 original mid/full-length comic books published in 1st HK Comics Support Programme were showcased aboard, along with local comics artists of 7 titles attending the Festival in person for cultural exchange. They also met with publishers from all over the world and now successfully bring Hong Kong comics broad.

Following the success of the participation of this prestigious international comics festival, the participating artists described the exchange as ‘profoundly amazing’. The participating comics artists will share their fruitful and rewarding experience in this trip, presenting Hong Kong audience with a revealing glimpse into this Festival and the international comics market.


   First Artist Sharing   

Artists: Mimi SZETO, Man TSANG, WAH KEE

Angoulême International Comics Festival is one of the top three comics festivals in the world. To many comics artists, joining this Festival is always on their bucket lists. Three comics artists will tell what impressed them most during this ‘profoundly amazing’ visit, and how they got inspired.


   Second Artist Sharing   

Artists: Chi-kit KWONG, Linus LIU, Pen SO

Licensing collaboration on comic book adaptation and transmedia has been highlighted at the Festival in which the International Rights and Licensing Market dedicated to business discussions is set up. Three artists will share their very first experience in meeting with overseas publishers for licensing, so as to explore the business potential of Hong Kong comics in the European and American publishing market.

Disclaimer: Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organisers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.

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