The Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) will take Southeast Asia’s pop culture scene by storm with its latest power-packed announcement of 12 top-notch personalities, from comic book artists to the elusive creative forces behind the popular Japanese entertainment. This year’s STGCC will see a wide range of pop culture personalities appearing in Singapore for the first time, bringing with them new collaborations and exciting news.
This edition of STGCC will see the debut appearance of Tomokazu Sugita, a famous seiyuu (voice actor) best known for voicing many memorable roles in various Japanese anime and game titles – from Gintoki of the popular Gintama, to Kyon from Haruhi Suzumiya and Joseph Joestar from Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure.
Cameron Stewart and David Mack, who will be in Singapore to meet fans at STGCC, are working together on the artwork for all 10 issues of the highly anticipated sequel, with Stewart doing the art, and Mack as the cover artist. The series, published by Dark Horse, will debut in May 2015.
David Mack, famed for the New York Times Best Selling KABUKI Graphic Novels and Daredevil from Marvel Comics, is back at STGCC with first-timer Cameron Stewart, an Eisner Awards (the comic industry’s equivalent of the Oscar Awards) winning writer and artist.
Together with artist Babs Tarr, Stewart recently gave DC Comics’ Batgirl a new look, and he is officially on board as part of the new writing team with Batgirl #35, starting in October 2014. Stewart also wrote and drew the Assassin’s Creed: The Fall, Assassin’s Creed: The Chain and Assassin’s Creed: Brahman, based on the extremely popular Assassin’s Creed video game series.
The next power duo recently collaborated on the “Sleepless Child” project in May 2014. Shirahane Nao (AKA Dmyo) from Korea, a prominent illustrator best known for her works with celebrity blogger Danny Choo on Mirai-chan (the official mascot character of Culture Japan), tied up with Stayxxxx, a high profile Taiwanese cosplayer on this project.
Their first collaboration takes the form of “Cosplay x Illustration”, with Stayxxxx cosplaying as Eiji Seiun, the male partner of Mirai-chan, spiced up with Shirahane Nao (AKA Dmyo)’s illustration of Mirai-chan. It was a piece done in celebration of the launch of Danny Choo’s Smart Doll.
Stayxxxx may look like a suave and stylish guy when donning various anime/manga/game outfits, but she is in fact a female cosplayer well-known for cosplaying male characters. Her depictions of anime characters such as Captain Levi from Attack on Titan, Houka Inumata from Kill la Kill, and Gilgamesh from FATE series have won her fans from across the region.