On November 20th, sources from the organizing committee of the Original Animation & Comic Competition (OACC) reported that Guangzhou would be applying for the 12th International Comic Artist Conference. As a warm-up project, the 2008 Chinese Comic Artist Conference, the first national conference of this kind, is to be held on January 20th, 2008 when the 2008 OACC is being hosted by Guangzhou. By then, comic artists from home and abroad will gather in Guangzhou to share their opinions on developing comics with Chinese characteristics.
In addition to promoting exchange and cooperation, comic artists will attend a forum on comic creativity for the Beijing Olympic Games and the Guangzhou Asian Games. Artists will express, through comics and animation, their best wishes for the 16th Asian Games being held in Guangzhou in 2010.
Officials from the relevant government departments said that they would make full use of the chance of holding the first Chinese Comic Artist Conference to develop Guangzhou into the frontier of the comic industry in China. Guangzhou has submitted an application for the 12th International Comic Artist Conference scheduled for opening in 2011 and the results of the application will be publicized at the 9th session which will be held next year in Kyoto.
Editor: canton fair