Young artists immerse themselves in the soul of comics at SIBF 2022

Young artists immerse themselves in the soul of comics at SIBF 2022

Comics Corner at SIBF 2022 is buzzing with ideas for visual thinkers who love to build and express their emotions through illustrations

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Sharjah, November 07, 2022

Tapping into the growing global interest for anime and Manga series, organisers of the 41st edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) have filled the Comics Corner with numerous activities for visitors to get hands-on experience in building comics.

In a session titled ‘Create a Digital Comic’, young participants were introduced to the basics of creating the character of their choice. Workshop attendees also learned the process of developing a character to a comic, starting from creating panels and speech bubbles to finalising the techniques.

Grace Fawaz, interior designer with a passion for digital art, who led the session said: “Kids are fearless to express and experiment and this is the soul of comics. It’s the blend between verbal and visual expression. Most kids who attend these sessions are just getting introduced to the concept, and yet, I’m often surprised by the clarity of emotions that children convey while they work on their character.”

“We also have sessions on colour mixology, character creation and even NFT artworks. Multiple interactive sessions are on schedule and free-to-attend for those who are curious and want to know more about the subject. Our morning sessions usually range for 30 minutes while afternoon sessions last for one hour,” she added.

The Comic Corner is situated at Hall 7 workshop area at SIBF 2022, which is taking place at the Expo Centre Sharjah until November 13 under the theme, ‘Spread the Word’.


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