MALANG, Indonesia, July 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CIAYO Comics will hold the COMICONNECT Tour 2019 in Malang on July 21 2019, after the first one previously held in Yogyakarta on 30 June 2019. COMICONNECT Tour 2019 takes the theme "PARTICLE: Pairing Artpreneur with Local Entrepreneur". Through the event, CIAYO aims to build networks between creative workers and business people in hope to inspire and create products that further grow Indonesia's thriving creative industry.
COMICONNECT Tour 2019 will be focused in 4 cities in Indonesia in liaison with local creative communities, especially those specialized in comics. After Yogyakarta, CIAYO Comics will continue the tour in Malang, Medan, and finally Bandung. CIAYO Comics as the biggest local comic platform in Indonesia keenly supports the local creative industry, specifically comics. In this series of events, CIAYO Comics intends for comic artists to build partnerships with business people to help them further develop their IPs. "Last year we already built networks between creators, and now we want them to raise their consciousness on how to actually make a living from their creative products," said Rajiv Akram, Head of Marketing CIAYO Comics.
The event features creative artpreneurs like Muhammad Misrad, creator of MICE Cartoon, renowned novelist Sweta Kartika, and Jasmine Surkatty, creator of Komik Gak Jelas to share their experiences of their career in the creative industry. Some authors of CIAYO Comics' popular titles will also be featured in this events like Julian Syahputra of Sengklekman, Akhmad Fadli of Ragasukma, and Feiruz of Imaginarium. They will also share their experiences and perceptions of the creative industries in their hometowns as comic artists of various backgrounds.
To further discuss about entrepreneurship, CIAYO Comics also invites local brands and creative businesses in the region like Starcross from Yogyakarta, KITC from Bandung, Zero Heroes from Malang and calligrapher Letter by Betty from Medan. These 4 businesses represent the most lucrative collaboration between art and business. "Contemporary clothing and apparel business demands fresh creative contents, usually from artists and illustrators, for developments. For example, big clothing brands like Uniqlo and H&M regularly collaborates with big names in the creative industries like Disney and Marvel. We hope our local industry can also adopt this strategy to develop," said Rajiv.
COMICONNECT Tour was successfully held in 11 cities in 2018. COMICONNECT Tour 2018 with the theme "Connecting Inspiration" aimed to build networks among creative peers, especially comics. Deeming the success of last year's achievement in connecting fellow creative people in 11 cities, this year CIAYO Comics expands their step further and aims to connect creators with business people.
CIAYO Corp started an intellectual property development business with digital comic application CIAYO Comics in 2016. CIAYO Comics became the first national digital comic platform in Indonesia. CIAYO Corp also runs a game development studio, CIAYO Games under its umbrella, and collaborating with prominent animation studio and game studio, respectively Kumata Studio and Agate Studio. CIAYO Games launched the mobile arcade game "CHIPS: Monster Tap!" which was nominated in Indonesia Game Contest by Google Play and The Best Mobile Game of The Year by Popcon Asia 2017. Operating as a media, CIAYO Corp runs CIAYO Blog to publish contemporary pop culture issues that reaches more than 100.000 readers every month