TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first Taichung Comic Arts Festival will soon kick off at Taichung Cultural and Creative Industries Park (台中文化創意產業園區) from August 11 to September 24.
Taichung City Government’s Information Bureau held a press conference on August 4, with Taiwanese comic artist Cho I-pin (卓宜彬) and Taipei-based Belgian illustrator Germain Canon (甘捷曼) invited to create artworks and promote exchanges of visual arts.
The festival also invited the award-winning Belgian illustrator, Brecht Evens, who is to join the festival from August 10 to 13, according to the Information Bureau.
“Apart from global exchanges of comic arts, there will also be screenings of international animations, markets of independent comic arts and illustrations, and so on, “ said Cho Kuan-ting (卓冠廷), commissioner of the Information Bureau.
Cho said that the mayor was committed to building Taichung as a creative city. As the Taichung International Animation Festival is welcoming its third year, the comic arts festival shows that the government is embarking on a mission to promote comic art exhibitions.
For more information about the festival, you can visit the website.