Asia in Comics 2005

Last month the two-day symposium “Asia in Comics 2005” took place in Akasaka, Tokyo. This convention might be considered the ComicCon of Asia but it would be more accurate to picture it as a gathering of Asian companies to discuss comics. Once again one of the major topics was taking comics online. Apparently a good example is Pape Popo by Shim Seung Hyun which is described by him as

The first [Asian] comic you read by scrolling down the page with your mouse, which is very different from opening a book and turning pages

There are of course several good quotes such as

The pay is not that much, but you get great exposure from online publishing. Another boon is that there are fewer restrictions on freedom of expression, compared to print publishing. Now if only I could find these comics and then be able to read them.


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