The press conference of the 1st China Animation & Comic Art Exhibition is held in Beijing on July 20, 2017. [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
The 1st China Animation & Comic Art Exhibition will be held at Guangdong Museum in Guangzhou during the middle of December, open to the public for free.
In the meantime, a series of activities titled “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao 24-hour cartoon creation marathon” will also be carried out.
The logo of the 1st China Animation & Comic Art Exhibition is unveiled at the press conference in Beijing on July 20, 2017. [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
The Exhibition is jointly organized by China Artists Association, Publicity Department of Guangzhou Municipal Government, and Guangzhou Literary and Art Circle.
According to the organizers, the exhibition will focus on original animation and comic works with national style and Chinese manner. All works that are created after the 12th National Exhibition of Fine Arts in 2014 can apply for the exhibition. The exhibits will be displayed via 3D, VR, audio and video, digital media installation, etc.
Guangzhou, City of Flower, is also a city of creativity. Liao Bingxiong, famous Chinese cartoonist, painter and calligrapher, was born and raised in Guangzhou. In recent years, the cultural creative industry represented by animation and comic has been growing rapidly in Guangzhou. Many animation enterprises rise to fame, including Alpha Group, Creative Power Entertaining, and Comic Fans Culture. Renowned works and brands include Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf, GG Bond, Funny School, and so on. Guangzhou has also become the permanent venue of China Animation & Comic Competition Golden Dragon Award, the key competition of China International Cartoon & Animation Festival.