A commissioned artwork by Alan Quah, via http://quahkm.deviantart.com
A commissioned artwork by Alan Quah, via http://quahkm.deviantart.com

The Comic Art Festival returns this weekend from 6 – 7 June, this time at DWC Convention Centre in Menara PGRM. The event will bring back a number of artist-dedicated panels as well as some other opportunities to get up close and personal with the art form.

Hong Kong comic artist, Jerry Cho, known for titles like the Seven Weapons and Vampire Hunter, will be giving insights on his experiences and of course showcasing his skills for fans. Adam Quah, a local artist who is most known for his work in some Batman comics will be returning to the event to sell prints and do some commission work for the fans again.

Comic die-hards looking to make a pilgrimage to the motherland of Manga should check out the Malaysian Comicker’s Challenge booth. Past winners of the contest will detail their adventures about exploring the headquarters of highly popular manga magazine, Shonen Jump in Japan as well as how you can be a part of next year’s trip.

But those are just two of the happenings out of 50 over booths sharing their contributions to the world of comic art. Other noteworthy booths include long-time comic magazine, Gempak, local clubs and NGO, Comicore, Malaysian Mandarin Comic Society (MMCS) and Pekomik respectively.

Tickets or “passports” are purchasable at the counter in the venue itself for RM12. This will give you access to the event for both days and comes with the schedule, floor plan, and all other necessary information.

Syahir Ashri

For more information keep an eye on the event page as well as CAFKL’s Facebook page.