Sponsors & Partners

Doujin Market is made possible thanks to the generosity of our partners and sponsors.

In support of youth arts participation:

Doujin Market is graciously supported by Noise Singapore, an initiative of the National Arts Council that encourages young people in Singapore to express, develop and showcase their creativity.

We are grateful for their patronage again this year.

Website: http://www.noisesingapore.com

Show Patrons:

Founded in 2014, Inkink Collectibles specialises in the commission and sales of exclusive high-end artwork – such as prints, sketches and original art pieces – inspired by pop culture, such as comic books, movies and television.

It aims to bridge the gap between international comic book artists and their fans by bringing these artists and their work to Asia, and also seeks to create opportunities for local artistic talents to showcase their work around the region and then the world.

Website: http://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/InkInkCollectibles

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pg/inkink.art/

Peripheral Solutions (S) Pte Ltd has been distributing a full range of Wacom products since 1997, and is a veteran in the business with almost 90% coverage of Singapore’s retail market.

The company is committed to total customer satisfaction through delivering the best products, services and support. This is further enhanced by a wide network of distributors, dealers and end users in Singapore.

Website: http://www.persol.com.sg/

Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727) with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of interactive pen tablets and displays as well as of digital styli and solutions for saving and processing digital signatures. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality.

Millions of people worldwide use the wireless and battery-free pressure sensitive digital pen technology to operate their smartphones, media tablets or desktop computers and express their individual creativity. The company offers its products also as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom’s interface technology, called Wacom feel IT technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most tablet PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability of the brand to deliver a superior user interface experience.

Website: http://www.wacom.com/

Exhibition Partner:

A member of the New Central group of companies, SunyauExpo was established in 1997, placing them among the pioneers in the local MICE industry.

Over the years, having acquired the experience and expertise in many major projects and official trade shows, we have grown into a reliable and professional provider of events and exhibition services in Singapore and many parts of Asia. With a strong track record in the industry, our list of clientele includes many of the Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.

Today, SunyauExpo has grown into an established exhibition service provider offering our clients a total solution, from conceptualization and designing to implementation of your campaigns.

The assurance of uncompromising quality to our client and efficiency in our services lead us to the decision of producing our own in-house supplies. Hence, in 2006, equipped with our very own 6000sq-ft production warehouse in Singapore, we are proud to offer our client a complete suite of services that covers everything from exhibition and graphics supplies to construction and lighting.

Here, in SunyauExpo, we strive to always provide excellence and commitment in delivering value and quality to all our clients.

Website: http://www.sunyauexpo.com/

Art Wall Patron:

Picarto.TV is the world’s leading live streaming platform and community for creative minds. Watch and stream the creative process of artwork live and for free. Thanks to their multi-stream feature, they offer a solution to pair your stream with up to three others and get even more attention.

Their newest feature, the event system, gives users the opportunity to create events for tutorials, charity or simply for entertainment. Users can sell tickets to interested visitors and decide the price to get in. This way they get a unique opportunity to become a professional creator.

Website: http://www.picarto.tv/

Game Convention Partner:

GameStart Asia is the largest gaming event in Singapore, and attracts visitors from around Southeast Asia.

For one weekend, gamers come together to check out game showcases and previews, esports tournaments, indie games, retro gaming, cosplay and more!

GameStart 2017 will be held on 14 & 15 October 2017, and will once again be collaborating with Doujin Market, to present doujin works to gaming fans and enthusiasts, after the success of Doujin Market x GameStart in 2016.

GameStart will be opening submissions at Doujin Market for the GameStart 2017 Alyse Design Contest, which welcomes artists to recreate or reskin the event’s mascot, Alyse, in line with the theme of ‘Cyberpunk’.

Two winners will be chosen, and each will receive a prize and a booth in the Doujin Market x GameStart artist’s alley this year.

Website: http://www.gamestart.asia

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GameStart.Asia/

Arts Education Partners:

Helmed by industry professionals, Lionheart Studio aims to make arts education accessible to learners of all levels through bite-sized modules in both fine and digital medium.

The studio also provides creative services such as art direction, graphic design, illustration and concept art production, and also provides mentorship opportunities for students keen to work in comics and games.

They will be holding demos and workshops in traditional and digital art at their booth, as well as portfolio reviews for students and budding creators.

Ten shortlisted applicants will be offered the opportunity to be a part of a Portfolio Level Up class sponsored by Lionheart Studio, and visitors interested to find out more about what courses the studio has to offer can look forward to exclusive Doujin Market only promotions.

Website: http://www.lionheart-studio.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lionheartstudiosg/

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lionheart_studio/

MAGES Institute of Excellence is a private education institution that provides high quality tertiary level coaching for the game designers, animators and creative computing experts of tomorrow. A rapidly developing sector in Singapore and all over the world, the Media, Animation and Gaming industry is evolving by the hour.

With the keen expertise of lecturers from the industry, MAGES able to provide professional level training for those passionate about Game Design, Animation, Motion Media, Game Art and Communication Design.

MAGES caters to creatives from all over world – be it young artists or mature professionals from a variety of industries, offering a plethora of options, from Specialist Diplomas to Professional Short Courses.

Website: http://www.mages.edu.sg

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MAGES.Institute.of.Excellence

Show Sponsors:

Animeludium is a brand new Singaporean startup that aims to nurture talent in the fan and indie scene by enriching both the digital and print space.

The company publishes a quarterly magazine for the pop culture inspired arts, and helps creatives fast track their works from execution to production through exclusive members-only deals and tie-ups.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/animeludium/

Gazia Games is a Singapore startup on a mission to develop a world class MOBA game for smartphones.

Founded by industry leading talent behind franchises like Brave Frontier and Kingdoms of Camelot, they are a small and ambitious team aspiring to create the first global hit mobile game out of Singapore.

The team’s flagship title codenamed Hero Royale is a 2v2 real-time multiplayer game that will be in beta in Singapore this June 2017.

Come to Doujin Market to sign up for early game access and to find out more about what their game has to offer.

Website: http://www.gaziagames.com/

Kaiju Den is a collective of VR Game Developers determined to usher in the next generation of content for interactive entertainment by creating Immersive Worlds one content at a time. Kaiju Den is well known for their Quirky Team, Polished Game Arts and enchanting office supplies with odd incantations.

It is known that this company is made up of individuals with extensive portfolios not limited to UbiSoft, Koei Tecmo, Nubee, Square Enix and many more.

Beasts! Dive! Hunt! We will bring you to places you never seen, Dangerous Silhouettes which hopefully you won’t blink at. For your sake, get ready your hunting tools and prepare for the VR Experience – Stratos Fantasea! Scale the Debris to avoid the Tyrants of the Sky. Meet the Exotic Crew of your Customizable Ship! Be sure to try out the Alpha and Sign up to be part of the Beta Testing Team!

Website: http://www.kaijuden.com/

Leggy’s CRAZ is a homegrown startup that works with local creators to promote their work through wearable art.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LeggyCRAZ/

MonDate is an INTERACTIVE LIVE STREAM, held every Monday 8pm (GMT+8), that lets you interact with your favorite public figures from the Video Games, Anime, Manga, Comics and Cosplay scene.

Take part in the discussion, make them draw silly stuff and stand a chance to win amazing prizes! Prizes given out at the end of each episode!

Website: http://www.mondate.tv/

It all started with Rachta’s fascination with manga and animation. These sparked off the creative flames within her at a young age. Doodles of her family soon gave way to sketches of her favorite childhood heroine Himitsu no Akko-chan. It wasn’t long before Rachta’s interests had her bit by the geek culture bug. Spider-Man became her first comic superhero while Batman’s Robin is her all-time favorite. When not starring into comics or sketching on paper, you’ll often find Rachta online playing the latest video games.

Rachta believes that the ability to create is within all of us. Since leaving her corporate life as Creative Director behind, Rachta has travelled around the world attending events to meet up with her fans. This artist journey has brought her together with companies such as Garena, Blizzard Entertainment, Armaggeddon, Razer Inc and Wacom.

Together with them, she creates to share her love of pop culture with everyone. This artist illustrates her works using both traditional and
digital methods – finding the perfect medium to bring out the artwork’s aesthetics, be it a custom comic cover, a digital game illustration or an original fan-commissioned masterpiece.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rachtalin

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/rachtalin

Website: http://www.rachta.com/

Supporting Publisher:

BOOKSACTUALLY (est. 2005) is an independent bookstore specializing in Fiction and Literature. This includes Poetry, Essays, Literary Journals, alongside obscure, critical works and antique/rare editions. We also stock titles from various subjects we like: History, Biography, Current Affairs, Human Sciences, Math/Natural Sciences, Travel Narrative, Food Narrative, Aesthetics, Music and Film. BooksActually also houses the largest collection of Singapore literary publications including some out-of-print titles.

In our bookstore, you can often find literary trinkets in the form of stationery and other lovely tchotchkes. We publish and distribute books under our imprint Math Paper Press. We also hand-stitch notebooks and produce stationery under Birds & Co.

MATH PAPER PRESS, an imprint of BooksActually, is a small press publisher of poetry, new wave novellas, full-length novels, and essays. Its eclectic range of literary and visual works also includes photography collections, memoirs, and young adult fiction.

Math Paper Press also distributes books by selected small presses.

Website: http://www.booksactuallyshop.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BooksActually/

Networking Night Presented By:

Artblovk Gallery is dedicated to featuring the best of local and regional games, animation and comic artists.

The 400sq ft event space is located in the historical upper barracks on Pearls Hill Terrace, a designated heritage building built in the colonial neo-classical style, overlooking the heart of Singapore’s historic Chinatown.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Artblovk/

Website: http://artblovk.carbonmade.com/

CDS was pioneered by art enthusiasts from the local illustration scene.

They have since taken their unique pop-culture inspired approach and style to the world stage as an indie studio, servicing the needs of clients such as Anime Festival Asia, Anime Expo and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

CDS is also actively involved in arts education and outreach through the Extravaganza movement.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cds.sg/

Website: http://www.collateralds.com/