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Developing Overseas Markets and Construction a Global Network

Project Pbjective

  • To promote exchange and friendship among comics associations and individuals worldwide
  • To provide comics information bycollecting information about comics worldwide and establishing a database

Project Specifics

  • Participating in the ICC every year and providing administrative supporting to the organizing committees of host countries
    • International open-call cartoon contest exhibitions of original comic art; international academic seminars ICC Achievement Awards; Standing Committee
  • Operating the ICC Korea Committee: 3 times a year
  • Establishing a network of international comics information through the ICC Website (intercomicon.org)
    • Maintaining the ICC Website and sending out monthly newsletters (publishing online columns about world trends and more)
  • Establishing a database of information about comics of the world
  • Hosting the 2010 ICC conference: To be held in Bucheon, Korea
  • An international body to promote exchange and friendship among people involved in comics throughout the world (with a membership of over 1,000 comic artists and 82 organizations from 23 countries )
  • With the Secretariat as the driving force, member countries alternate in hosting the International Comic Artist Conference. The 9th conference was held in Kyoto in 2008, and the 10th conference is scheduled to be held in Taiwan in 2009.
  • After the 7th conference was held in Bucheon, Korea in 2005, the ICC Secretariat was moved to Bucheon the 11th conference is scheduled to be held in Bucheon in 2010.

Exchange with Overseas Comics Organizations and Market Development

Project Pbjective

  • To promote Korean manhwa, to gather information on international comics, to actively engage in interpersonal exchange, and to gain actual entry into foreign markets through regular participation in comics festivals in foreign countries and through strengthening exchange efforts

Project Specifics

  • Participating in festivals in foreign countries, conducting exchange on an organizational level, and developing foreign markets in regions including Europe,
  • Holding comics exchange exhibitions abroad: initiating collaborative exhibitions with foreign countries and rotating the exhibits to facilitate comics exchange
  • Exchanging human resources: Comic artists residence program, writers' program for field research abroad, and more

Holding the Bucheon International Comics Festival

Project Pbjective

  • To provide a milieu, as the representative comics publishing festival in Korea, for extensive exchange and real business among domestic and international comic artists and members of the comics industry

Project Specifics

  • Festival overview
    • When: Between August and October of every year
    • Where: Inside KOMACON and at outdoor parks in the vicinity
      * 2009 Festival: September 23-27 (Festival to coincide with KOMACON's Opening Ceremony)
    • Noteworthy programs: International Comics Fair, featured exhibitions, academic events, Bucheon Comics Award ceremony, experiential events, and more
    • Host: Organizing committee of the Bucheon International Comics Festival