It’s less than 24 hours (!!) before the 5th edition of Cartoons Underground kicks off with a bang! In an exclusive interview, we speak to Vicky Chen, Co-Founder and Festival Director, Tan Wei Keong, Program Director, and Jia Lee, graphic designer/illustrator responsible for the brand-new CU identity and the beautifully illustrated poster for this year’s festival! Cartoons…

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Cartoons Underground speaks to Don Bosco, the founder of Super Cool Books, and a talented writer who has established himself in Singapore’s literary circles. Filled with insight and expertise, Don shares about his business, as well as his observations about Singapore’s literary industry. May we know a more about how you started your career? Thank you…

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I had the utmost pleasure to interview Bobby or as some of you might know him as YiXiong. I’ve been obsessed with his hamster  guinea pig character since last year. His guinea pig is just too adorable, and hilarious, just look at him go through his daily struggles in life or playing his favourite video game.…

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The National Book Development Council of Singapore launched the All In! Young Writers Festival, a festival that is tailored to young writers, on the 12th and 13th of March. All In! celebrates its eighth year in 2016, and its latest festival is said to be its largest yet. Cartoons Underground has the privilege to attend a…

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Beautiful pages form Australian artist Liz Steel. Sydney based architect specialising in media projects, who is also an obsessive sketcher. Since discovering watercolour in a field kit in 2006 she has not stopped painting her life in her sketchbook. Her architectural background gives her an analytical and conceptual approach to art.     Patrick Smith, co-founder and advisor…

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We hope your celebration, hopes and dreams of 2015 came true, if not, then let’s welcome in 2016 with open arms and a refreshing change. 2016 is an exciting time for Animation with a list of must watch movies which CartoonBrew insiders, Scott Thill and Amid Amidi has so graciously curated. You may find the original article…

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Written by Tiffany Lim. An updated version of this article may be found Media Context’s online portal. Double Negative is an award-winning company that specialises in computer animation and visual effects. It has won Visual Effects Society awards for Inception and Sherlock Holmes, and has received BAFTA awards for Inception, Harry Potter and the Deathly…

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Written by Tiffany Lim. An updated version of this article may be found on Media Context’s online portal. Cartoons Underground touched on entrepreneurship, which is quickly becoming one of the most important components to a career in animation. Production companies in Singapore are shifting from content production to IP development – and this shift is…

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Written by Tiffany Lim. This article may also be found on Media Context’s Online Portal.  “Conversations: Creating New Realities, Animation Now and Next” provided its attendees with valuable insights into the animation industry. It was held at the ArtScience Museum, and was held in conjunction with the DreamWorks Exhibition. Curated by Michael Lim, and chaired by…

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Last week, Cartoons Underground Co-Founder and Festival Director Vicky Chen spoke at Design Talks: Singapore Animation at Library@Orchard with David Kwok (the CEO of Tiny Island Productions), Michael Lim (the Founder of the Singapore Visual Effects and Animation group), and Mark Wee (Independent Animator) about the fundamentals of IP creation, current trends observed in the…

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