Ruby (left in photo), a third year student from NAFA’s Diploma in Illustration Design with Animation programme emerged as one of the winners at ComixJam competition.
The 24Hrs ComixJam ended last month with five young author-illustrators standing out over the rest of the competition. The 24Hrs ComixJam is designed to simulate professional comic author-illustrators facing the pressure of deadlines, in order to find promising young comic book author-illustrators.
Ruby, the first runner up (21, a third year student at NAFA), hails from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and has great potential. She loves illustrating comics, and her style is influenced by American visual novels. She is currently working on her graduation project: a 60-page visual novel. Finishing a comic story within 24 hours is very stressful – the actual time available to illustrate the comic is 13 hours, as research and planning for the topic needs to be done beforehand.
This time, four of the five winners came from NAFA. Besides Ruby, the other three are: Tan Chesa Lavador, Eun Jisoo, and Lolita Chiong. Next year, under the supervision of professional comic artists, the five winners will create a comic anthology chronicling Singapore’s history for Singapore's bi-centennial celebrations.
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