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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Long-form Webcomics in Southeast Asia panel by IJOCA contributor CT Lim

Long-form Webcomics in Southeast Asia
Moderated by CT Lim, Southeast Asian comics scholar and editor Panelists: Reimena Yee (Malaysia), Erica Eng (Malaysia), Ann Maulina (Indonesia), Eurika Gho (Singapore

Usually when people think of online comics in Southeast Asia they think of short, humourous strips posted on social media. This panel instead focuses on long-form webcomics - comics with a sustained narrative and a cast of characters. How does the internet offer the freedom for creators to tell their own stories and work on their own IP? What are the different platforms available to host these webcomics? And what are these creators' unique circumstances in crafting a long-form webcomic, and finding their audience?

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