Thursday, June 9, 2022

Art Is Community - The Comic Embassy Opens At Tekka Place - 11 June 2022

A brand new communal space called The Comic Embassy will be opening at Tekka Place this Saturday (11 June), and you are all invited! The experimental project is conceptualised by SG Cartoon Resource Hub, supported by Tekka 1001 with sponsorship from Millet Group and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

From June to November 2022, The Comic Embassy aims to generate more interest for local comic book artists and creators, by showcasing the talent of established as well as emerging artists. A pair of artist ambassadors will be featured each month. Through an extensive programme that includes book launches, meet and greet sessions, live drawing, workshops and more, The Comic Embassy hopes to provide ways for artists to connect with the public, including comic book fans as well as future collaborators.

To kick off the soft launch of the collaborative hub, veteran freelance artist James Leong and sketch artist Collin Yap will act as the first pair of artist ambassadors. They will be hosting a comic book art exhibition, and will also be on site to meet fellow artists, collectors and fans.

Red Dot Diva has been requested to support The Comic Embassy for some of their social media promotion, and was given the opportunity to interview both Collin Yap and James Leong prior to the launch. Here are the interview articles:

** Interview with Collin Yap

** Interview with James Leong
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For more details about The Comic Embassy and the programme for the month of June, go join the SG Cartoon Resource Hub's Facebook Group (, or check out the details at The Comic Embassy's microsite ( More artists will be coming on board in the coming months, and you can keep an eye on these links to see who or what would tickle your artistic mind.

There has always been a fluid and interactive symbiotic relationship between the artist and the community, so Red Dot Diva thinks it will be interesting to see what kind of results that The Comic Embassy will be able to achieve, just by being in existence. Maybe there will be more beautiful stories to be made!

Where: #B1-01/02 at Tekka Place, 2 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218227
Date: 11 June 2022, Saturday
Time: 3 - 8 PM
Admission is FREE

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