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Comic Art Festival Kuala Lumpur is back again!

27 Jul

In case you’ve missed my tweets about this year’s Comic Art Festival Kuala Lumpur (CAFKL), it’s time to get hyped! CAFKL is back again this year for it’s 4th iteration and will be held at the Dewan Bunga Raya at Campbell Complex this weekend, 29th and 30th July!

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As usual, most of the information about the event can be found on their official website and Facebook event page, but here’s a quick highlight reel of the event!

  • Unsure how to get to the event venue? Fret not, the organizers came up with a handy map which includes public transportation + walking route options for those of you who prefer to test out our brand new MRT system!
  • Event tickets (also known as CAFKL Passports) are going for RM15, which grants you access to the event on both days. These can be bought at the entrance to the event.
  • The artist booth map can be found inside each CAFKL Passport, but there’s no harm planning your route before the event since the map is already available online! You can check out each booth’s promotional art in the CAFKL event album or trawl through the #cafkl4 tags on social media to check out some promotional posts some booth owners have already put up!
  • The CAFKL Team put out some great CAFKL-themed merchandise this year too so prepare your wallets before hand, especially if you’re already planning to drop some cash at the artist booths.
  • There are some great talks lined up throughout the 2 days of the event featuring a variety of Malaysian talents, including seasoned veterans Kaoru and Keith of Gempak fame and newer webcomic hit artists Fishball and Sam Hepburn.cafkl4 event schedulePersonally I’m very interested in the talk titled Music and Math between Malaysian comics publisher Maple Comics with its artists, which looks to be a tug of war between the realities of marketing comics and the creative process/integrity.

And that’s it I guess! I’ll definitely be retweeting some artist booth promo posts on my Twitter account @indiedoodle leading up to the event (just one more day!), so if you’d like to get in on that, do follow me on Twitter!

Since I won’t be boothing this year, I’m hoping to be able to cover the event with a blog post, so fingers crossed! On that note: I’ll be attending two other events over the next two weekends outside of Malaysia, so I’m hoping to blog about them too. Will keep you guys posted!

See you guys at CAFKL!

Info Bites: CAFKL!

25 May

It’s almost the middle of the year and what better way to commemorate this than a brand new comic event?

Coming to The Annexe Gallery real soon!

The Comic Arts Festival Kuala Lumpur, happening on 7th and 8th June at The Annexe Gallery,  is a newcomer in the arena of comic-related events in Malaysia, but it brings with it a new sensibility: A focus solely on illustration and comic art and their creators, without using other fringe events (*cough*cosplay*cough*) to draw in the crowds as other local comic events are wont to do. Modelled after international comic events such as the Angoulême Festival and Toronto Comics Arts Festival, this event has the potential to become the common ground for comic aficionados and creators from different genres to meet and mingle.

If you’ve never been to the Annexe Gallery before, you should probably grab this opportunity to give this Malaysian arts hub a visit as CAFKL seems to be the last event to be booked for that space before it’s being developed into something else (There are no details on what exactly it’s going to be developed into, but believe you me that it’s probably not going to be another space for the arts).

The Comic Arts Festival Kuala Lumpur currently shares most of its updates on its official Facebook page and Twitter, though I am told that an official website is forthcoming. If you’re interested in attending CAFKL, do prepare an extra RM10 on top of your shopping budget for an entry ‘passport’ which entitles you to freely access the event hall for both days. Though there isn’t much information to go on online regarding the booth layouts and exhibitors for the event for now,  a little birdy has informed me that comic workshops will be hosted by some seasoned veterans, so keep a look out for the official announcement!

P/S: As I will be having a booth at the event, I have already gotten a preview of sorts for booth layout and exhibiting booths and let me tell you, it’s definitely an eclectic mix!

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