Seminars & Portfolio Reviews


Seminars are open to the public. Seats are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

Day 1 (May 6 2017)

1200 hrs – 1245 hrs Digital Art Seminar, presented by Wacom
1300 hrs – 1345 hrs On Visual Novels and Kickstarter, presented by Afterthought Studios and Precatio

Afterthought Studios and Precatio, two local visual novel studios with projects published on both Kickstarter and Steam, will share knowledge of this brave, new medium as well as some tips and tricks for getting funding on Kickstarter.

1400 hrs – 1445 hrs Character Concept and Speed Painting for Special Effects, presented by Lionheart Studio

Dreadjim from Lionheart Studio will demonstrate techniques for painting over a photograph of an audience member and creating special effects like clouds, energy flashes and lightning in real time.

1500 hrs – 1545 hrs

Artist Journey of Rachta Lin

Rachta shares her experiences since becoming a full time artist, the adventures of her artist travels and insights on successfully publishing her first ever art book on Kickstarter.

1600 hrs – 1645 hrs Art X Social Media: Utilizing social media to your advantage!, presented by Daiyaku

Jamie from Daiyaku will share tips and tricks on using social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to help kickstart your circle’s online presence and to promote your art globally.

1700 hrs – 1745 hrs Q&A with Zeen Chin, presented by InkInk Collectibles

Meet Zeen Chin, the illustrator and concept artist whose Asian folklore inspired art book Re-Child has been making waves. He has also worked on numerous projects, the most recent being Kingdom Death, and will be sharing more about his latest projects at the event.

Q&A will be followed by a signing session.

Day 2 (May 7 2017)

1300 hrs – 1345 hrs LIVE Demo: Environmental Design with Dongjun Lu, presented by MAGES Institute of Excellence

Video game artist and industry veteran Dongjun Lu demonstrates some essential tips and techniques for creating unique worlds and environments.

1400 hrs – 1445 hrs  N/A
1500 hrs – 1545 hrs

You are worth it: The Art of Pricing, presented by Collateral Damage Studios

KC Ng, account manager of CDS, sheds light on strategies artists can use to better market, price and promote their art for both doujin and commercial audiences and to turn their hobbies into a sustainable career.

1600 hrs – 1645 hrs Panel: Artists and the Video Games Industry, presented by Battlebrew Productions, The Gentlebros and Kaiju Den

If you’re keen to dive into video games, then this is a panel you don’t want to miss.

Learn what studios look out for in an artist, gain valuable insights into the pipeline and process, and how you can prepare yourself for a career in the industry.

1700 hrs – 1745 hrs Q&A with Daniel Kamarudin, presented by InkInk Collectibles 

Meet Daniel Kamarudin, a.k.a. theDURRRRIAN, a Brunei born artist who shot to fame in 2015 with his rendition of The Avengers in dark fantasy style. Find out more about what inspires him and his process for creating both epic fan art and original designs.

Q&A will be followed by a signing session.

Portfolio & Manuscript Reviews

Portfolio Reviews take place at specific times of day, and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Afterthought Studios May 6 – 2 pm to 4 pm at the Seminar Area
Collateral Damage Studios May 6 & 7 – 4 pm to 5 pm daily at the Seminar Area
InkInk Collectibles May 6 & 7 – 6 pm to 7 pm daily at the InkInk Collectibles booth
Lionheart Studio May 6 – 4 pm to 6 pm at the Lionheart Studio booth

May 7 – 3 to 4 pm at the Lionheart Studio booth