The Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) announces more pop culture personalities for this year’s show! Jim Cheung (above centre), co-creator of Young Avengers, and Stella Chuu the Anime Princess of Burlesque, will be making their first appearance in Singapore at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on the 12th and 13th of September. At the same time, STGCC welcomes the return of fan favourites Simone Legno (above right) and Iron Man: Extremis illustrator Adi Granov (above left).
The 8th edition of the pop culture extravaganza will also celebrate SG50 (Singapore’s 50th anniversary) through special collaborations with local and international artists! The first collaboration to be announced is the limited edition STGCC x tokidoki Unicorno, designed specially to commemorate SG50 (Singapore’s 50th birthday), by tokidoki creator, Simone Legno, as he returns to STGCC this year bringing with him his ever-popular brand of adorable, Japanese-inspired characters.
“I wanted to create the SG50 colourful Unicorno to compliment the beautiful creative mix of diverse cultures I’ve experienced in Singapore,” said Simone Legno.
Jim Cheung, the brilliant penciler whose exclusive engagement with Marvel Comics has spawned Young Avengers, will come to Singapore for the first time to attend the show. Currently working on Secret Wars and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., he has also penciled for Marvel series Axis and Avengers: The Children’s Crusade. Outside of Marvel, Jim has amassed an extensive portfolio of illustration projects that range from co-creating Scion for CrossGen Comics to penciling for Kill Bill (The Village Voice), and has worked with The New York Times, ESPN, Mattel and Dorling Kindersley (DK Books).
A man who needs little introduction – Marvel illustrator and conceptual designer, Adi Granov will be back for his second appearance at STGCC. His work on Iron Man: Extremis spurred the formation of the Marvel movie universe and paved the way for his role as a conceptual designer and illustrator on the Iron Man and Avengers films. Star Wars, Darth Vader and Princess Leia comics are just a few of his other notable illustrations. His work can also be seen on the special edition CD release of Opiate by multi-platinum American rock band Tool.