IF YOU like doodling superhero characters, it’s time to enter the Doujin art contest at the upcoming Star Supa Comic event.
The contest is open to Malaysian secondary school students from Form 3 to 6 or 2017-2018 SPM or STPM graduates.
Participants stand a chance to win prizes in kind and cash from a pool of RM60,000, sponsored by multimedia arts specialists, Clazroom College.
Clazroom College is recognised as a prominent art and creative multimedia institution in the region, through the education it provides and its ties with creative industries.
Participants will be given 75 minutes to complete their artwork.
Clazroom College managing director Tung Yan Ning said participants should create a character with a superhero element that is suitable for the event.
Characters will be judged based on originality, creativity and completion.
She encouraged participants to come prepared.
“Preparation is important and plan your time wisely,” she said, reminding them to practise before the competition to see if they can complete their artwork within the given time frame.
Participants can bring their own material, but some will be provided during the contest.
3D animation department head Chung Hor Kit said participants should go with what they like to draw.
“Go crazy with your ideas and don’t restrict yourself,” he said.
2D illustration department head Arlex Yuji Yuan reminded participants not to get distracted by their competitors.
“Be confident of your idea and do what you feel is right,” he said.
Tung said there was a lot of influence now for Japanese manga and anime based on the theme of Supa Comic.
She said competitions like Doujin allowed young artists to see more of the industry and encourage them to pursue their passion.
She dispelled fears that there was no career path for drawing.
“The industry is booming and it’s amazing to have events that allow young artists to see more of the industry and market.
“Through competitions, we can identify talents and support them,” she said.
Chung said at Clazroom College, for example, they stay connected to the industry and had close relationships with production studios that produce games, and also allowed students to feel engaged with the industry.
There is no registration fee but participants must purchase the event entrance fee.
Star Supa Comic will be held at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur, on Dec 29 and 30.
It is organised by i.Star Events (a subsidiary of Star Media Group) with event partner AniManGaki and media partners DimSum, 988 and Suria FM.
For details, call i.Star Events on 03-7967 1388 ext 1097/1505/1541 or visit bit.ly/starsupacomic.