Viet Nam Comic Day 2015, the first comic festival to be held in Viet Nam, will be organised in Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi on August 30 and September 6, respectively.
The invited guests, ranging from comic book authors to script writers and historians, will share with the audience interesting information about the process of creating art, sideline stories and their future plans for their products.
The festival will also have workshops in which three influential persons from Viet Nam’s world of comics – Nguyen Khanh Duong, Nguyen Ngoc Thach and Hoang Anh Tuan – will talk about the development of comics in the country in the past 11 years.
They have said comics were first introduced in Viet Nam in the early 1990s. But Vietnamese artists could not draw comics as a profession till 2004, after the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works came into effect in Viet Nam. That explains why comics in the country are considered to have developed in just the last 11 years.
The Berne Convention, adopted in 1886, deals with the protection of works and the rights of their authors. It provides creators such as authors, musicians, poets, painters etc. the means to control how their works are used, by whom, and on what terms