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BKK Comics Art Festival #2 – Convention

14 October, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 15 October, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

BKK Comics Art Festival #2 is the second of an annual event organized by bkk UNZINE in partnership with SEA Junction. Supported by the Embassy of Belgium in Thailand, Wallonie-Bruxelles International and SAKURA, the festival brings together lovers of comics, creators, and fans alike to celebrate the medium, providing exposure to talent and publishers working in comics and giving fans the opportunity to interact with their favorite artists.

The BKK Comics Art Festival #2 will again be held at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. It consists of a two-week exhibition on the curved wall of the 5th floor on 10-22 October 2023, featuring a wide array of artwork on display, and a two-day convention on 14-15 October 2023 during which participants can visit artists’ booths and interact with them. Furthermore, the first day of the convention will feature a full-day event at SEA Junction on the 4th floor, see schedule below.

The exhibition will feature veterans and notable artists in the Thai comics industry, such as Apichart Rodwatanakul, Tode Kosumpisai, Namsai K and Ping Sasinan. In addition to work from Thai comic creators, international comics art will be showcased as well, with pieces from Franco-Belgian artists representing the European alternative comics known as “bandes dessinées.” Other contributors to the exhibit hail from additional countries, such as the United States, and Taiwan. New to this year’s festival will be finalists’ entries to the bkkUNZINE x SAKURA Comic Story Telling Contest and Forge Press LLC’s New Camelot Coloring Contest, which were open to college and university students throughout Thailand. During the two exhibition weeks visitors will be invited to vote for their preferred choice determining the “popular vote” to be announced the last day of the exhibition

Saturday 14 October 2023 at SEA Junction, 4th floor, BACC

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM bkk UNZINE Panel:

Convention introduction, publication & future activity plans

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Press Reception:

Welcome guests, thank sponsors, press conference, Q&A, contest details

01:30 PM – 03:00 PM How to Draw Superheroes:

Drawing workshop, recommended for ages 13 and above

04:00 PM – 05:00 PM Interview with Leonie Bischoff:

Zoom interview w/ author of Anais Nin: Sea of Lies

05:15 PM – 05:45 PM Apichart Rodwatanakul Retrospective:

Biographical presentation about veteran Thai comics artist

06:00 PM – 06:25 PM Awards Ceremony:

Announcement of contest winners


For more information, please email: info@seajunction.org or phone/wa: +66970024140

NB: SEA Junction Events are free, but donations most welcome!


bkk UNZINE is a free, independent art magazine run by Artists which is sent to subscribers every 1st of the month with submissions from artists in Bangkok and around the world based on a theme selected by the readers. We also publish the online issues on our website and create events to make people aware of the art scene in Bangkok.

SEA Junction, established under the Thai non-profit organization Foundation for Southeast Asia Studies (ForSEA), aims to foster understanding and appreciation of Southeast Asia in all its socio-cultural dimensions- from arts and lifestyles to economy and development. Conveniently located at Room 408 of the Bangkok Arts and Culture Center or BACC (across MBK, BTS National Stadium), SEA Junction facilitates public access to knowledge resources and exchanges among students, practitioners and Southeast Asia lovers. For more information see www.seajunction.org, join the Facebook group:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/1693058870976440/ and follow us on twitter and Instagram @seajunction


14 October, 2023 @ 10:00 am
15 October, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
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