Posted June 11, 2012 by Tony Tuason in Events

MEET Your FAVORITE Pop Culture Personalities at STGCC 2012

The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2012, the biggest pop culture event in Singapore definitely has loads of stuff and activities awaiting us. Aside from cosplay, booths and exhibits that definitely needs to be checked out (see more details here). But another thing about conventions that we really look forward to, is the chance to meet our favorite pop culture personalities – from comics illustrators to toy designers and more!

Below are the list of special guests that will be coming to STGCC 2012:

First up is Pinoy comics artist — Mark Torres. Last year’s STGCC also featured special guests from the Philippines, these are the talented comics artists – Mico Suayan, Carlo Pagulayan, Stephen Segovia and Harvey Tolibao. And with Mark going there, showing some pinoy pride and world class talent, it definitely makes us Filipinos proud. So all you Pinoys in Singapore, dont’ you miss out this year’s STGCC!
Mark Torres doesn’t sleep. Much. Various stints in graphic design and illustration keep him from a normal life. Growing up weaned on 80s cartoons, comics and toys have led him to pursue art, and eventually as a comics artist. He notes Alex Toth, Sergio Toppi, Mike Mignola and Ashley Wood as his big inspirations, along with filmmakers David Fincher, Chris Nolan, JJ Abrams and the Master, Bruce Lee. He describes his style as graphic, experimental and always evolving, mixing traditional with digital tools and approaches to create the best results possible. Music, coffee and booze are some of his best buddies, especially during those long hours slaving over pieces.

1. Infestation 2: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1-2 (IDW Publishing)
2. Zombies vs. Robots: Undercity #1-4 (IDW Publishing)
3. HOPE: Hero Initiative (Ronin Studios)
4. Liquid City vol. 2 (Image Comics)
5. Fear Agent #29 (Dark Horse Comics)
6. ZVR:Aventures#1 pin-up (IDW publishing)
7. The Roberts TPB pin-up (Image Comics)
8. HOPE: New Orleans (Ronin Studios)

BEAST BROTHERS — Born in an Aztec temple, deep inside the jungle of Mexico, The Beast Brothers spent most of their childhood developing their unique and distinct style of art. Through the years this royal pair have used their mighty twin powers to create memorable works for Nike, Kidrobot, Reebok, Coachella, Bacardi, and Vans. They have also travelled the World teaching customizing techniques to fans and aspiring toy designers. Carlos and Ernesto East continue to make paintings, illustrations, and sculptures in their secret jungle laboratories located in Mexico City, Miami, and New York. (click here for more details)



“I draw A LOT… period”- CHANxCO
CHANxCO, an illustrator of ZANEEDS, is well-known for his popular and distinctive Vocaloid Chibi art as well as his major involvement with the Black Rock Shooter Game –  “Puchitto?RockShooter. ”
inside box: http://insidebox.sakura.ne.jp/
Puchitto?RockShooter: http://app.nicovideo.jp/app/ap32

Made up of Zanio, CHANxCO, PPRP and Torinos, is 4-member Vocaloid-Producer Team – ZANEEDS. Having released most of their musical compositions under the alter-ego, ?Paipan P?on Nico Nico Douga, they have garnered a huge fan base.

Famed for their powerful sound and harsh lyrics, they have generated comments such as, “Ah! A good song like this has been wasted on such lyrics!”
ZANEEDS’ aim is to combine Otaku Music and Club Music, and they have been on an active quest spinning in Germany, America and Singapore.

ZANEEDS: http://zaneeds.com
Nico Nico Douga: http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/7622984

MARK BROOKS is a Marvel exclusive illustrator and the current cover artist for the highly popular and critically acclaimed X-Men Legacy. He also recently penciled the interiors to Wolverine and The X-Men: Alpha & Omega, X-Force and Thor 620.1. Sideshow Collectibles is producing a signature series of premium format comiquette statues based on his designs. Mark has been featured on Amazing Spider-man, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, Young Avengers and many more titles. His work can also be found on various other projects for video games and toy packaging. For more information on Mark’s work, visit http://diablo2003.deviantart.com/ and follow him on Twitter @MarkBrooksArt.




Other guests listed are: Mark Nagata, Simone Legno, Tadaaki “Jacky” Dosai, Tristan Eaton, Zanio. Since STGCC is still months ahead of us, a lot more special guests may be announced in the following weeks! So stay tuned in Flipgeeks to know more about these guests. You may also want to check out their official site at http://www.singaporetgcc.com


Tony Tuason

Tony is just your average guy who loves comics, toys, games, movies, and all those geek goodness.