“Comic-Con International: San Diego” (SDCC), the largest comics and animation event in the United States, will come up at the San Diego Convention Center from July 21 to 24, 2022. This year, the Taiwan Exhibit is themed "Jump! Taiwan Comics," with comic creators Penguin Noodle and Mukeke as special guests. Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles will be collaborating with Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) to promote the "Taiwan Comic City" themed website (https://taiwan-comic-city.taicca.tw/
), which features a free book preview of 33 Taiwan comics by 14 publishers and 10 audio comic short videos.
Penguin Noodle, a popular graphic creator, published his first book Crispy Fried ABC: Your English Ability in Pieces in 2021, which has been ranked No. 1 in sales of online bookstores in Taiwan. With over 200,000 channel subscribers, he specializes in transforming trivial things in life into funny stories. This year, he has been invited by the organizer to hold an official panel to share the secrets of how he creates immensely popular graphic content for his channel.
Comic artist Mukeke has received many awards, including CCC (Creative Comic Collection) Original Comics and Script Awards and Special Jury Prize in the Comic Stars Open Category, Special Jury Prize in the Comics Category of Bahamut ACG Creation Contest, and Ching Win Magazine Original Comics Award finalist. He has recently been selected as an artist-in-residence at “La Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image” from 2022 to 2023, and has collaborated with Raichu Lawyer on several short comics.
This year’s event is the first post-pandemic reopening which definitely will draw large crowds of people. Taiwan Exhibit will host autograph sessions and SDCC exclusive giveaways. We welcome you to join us at booth 5524!