Showing posts with label Harry Potter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Harry Potter. Show all posts

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Returning Guests for STGCC 2018 and Lego Area for the Harry Potter & Voltron Fans!

The Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC) must be rather lucrative for comic book artists. Their booths are usually swarmed with fans from Red Dot Island as well as those who check in from countries around the region, where it is difficult to meet well-known comic creators face to face.

Coming back to this year's convention are last year's guests Frank Cho, Arthur Adams and Joyce Chin, as well as Agnes Garbowska! Fans who missed meeting them in previous shows, can have another chance to get their comics signed or request for commissions and sketches.

It was in 2015 when fan favourite Agnes Garbowska was a guest at the convetion. Her whimsical, uber-cute drawings were a hit, especially with the younger folks, and the lines at her booth were mostly 20 people deep most of the time! Her style of art shines in titles like "DC Super Hero Girls" (DC Comics), "My Little Pony" (IDW Publishing) and "Grumpy Cat" (Dynamite).

When we last met Frank Cho, he had just kicked off a new fantasy series called "Skybourne" with BOOM! Studios. The 5-issue comic series wrapped up in February this year. He is currently working on several other creator-owned projects, including "Guns & Dinos" with Image Comics and "War Witch" with novelist Tom Sniegoski for Big Wow Publications.

Veteran comic book artist Arthur Adams will be meeting fans again, bringing with him his knowledge of the industry and art that spans across various publishing houses, like Marvel, DC Comics, Image and Dark Horse. He also founded a creator-owned comics imprint called Legend together with Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, John Byrne. The imprint was published through Dark Horse Comics before it ceased in 1998. His creator-owned "Monkeyman and O'Brien" from the Legend days still exists in various crossovers.

Joyce Chin is like a senpai to aspiring women artists who want to enter into the field of comic book art. She has been drawing for comics since 1995 and has worked for several titles like DC Comics, Marvel, Top Cow and Dynamite, like Vampirella, Red Sonja, Spider-man, Witchblade and Wynonna Earp, which is based on the supernatural Western horror TV series.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Wizards and Muggles Descend on Kinokuniya For Harry Potter Gathering

Everyone should know this by now: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is not just for kids.

For one thing, many of the young 'uns are now already grown up and still retain their love for the best-selling book series by J.K. Rowling. And for another, many many adults are seriously into the Harry Potter universe right from the beginning!

Red Dot Diva readily admits she is one of these "older kids".

Yesterday afternoon, Kinokuniya held a Harry Potter Party where there was story-telling and fun activities related to the books. Red Dot Diva's friend and "older kid" Jas swooped in on her broom to the bash, and she conjured up this report of all the wizardy that transpired that day!


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Delve Into The Secrets of The History of Magic in North America With New Short Writings By J.K. Rowling

To initiate Harry Potter fans into the wizarding world "on the other side of the pond", J.K. Rowling has a collection of original stories entitled "Magic in North America", which are available on Pottermore.com starting from 8 March.

The writings will help fans get familiar with what's coming up in "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them", the next movie from the Harry Potter universe that is set in New York, and several decades before what took place in the first Harry Potter book series.

History of Magic in North America”, a 100-second video released on the J.K. Rowling's website served as an introduction to the first instalment of her new works. Each story - a total of four - will be released exclusively on the website everyday on 10 PM Singapore time (6 AM PST; 2 PM GMT), from 8 March to 11 March.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Spell-binding Harry Potter Exhibition at ArtScience Museum

This is the exhibition that so many local pop-culture fans have been waiting for!

After packing up from Sydney's Powerhouse Museum, the Harry Potter Exhibition is finally here on Red Dot Island!

The Harry Potter Exhibition opened in the beginning of June with "the Weasley Twins" in attendance. Actors James and Oliver Phelps were here on Red Dot Island for the first time, and they were double the package of charm while meeting the press and excited Harry Potter fans alike. From what she heard, that weekend was a whole lot of Stupefy-ing Squee.

The twins with adorable Hogwarts students (pic taken from Tumblr)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Ready Your Wands For "Deathly Hallows" Part 2!

It's time to whip out one's wands and practise those spells. Red Dot Diva says there simply ain't much time left.

The "Harry Potter" movie series will be coming to an end with an epic but expected showdown between the young wizard and the nasssstiesssssst nose-lesssss V-illain of all time.

The last movie "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Part 2 (directed by David Yates) will premiere in UK/ USA on 15th July 2011. Red Dot Diva is sure that it may screen or sneak peak a day or two earlier in Singapore, as the cinema operators here need to combat piracy.

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