While we haven’t heard this from officially, Eisner and Shuster Award-winning comic artist and writer Cameron Stewart has announced on Twitter that he’s accepted the invitation to come to Singapore for the Singapore Toy Game and Comic Convention (STGCC). Here it is, from the horses’ mouth:
I don't know if I've got any fans in Singapore, but I've agreed to appear at the STGCC in September!
— Cameron Stewart (@cameronMstewart) June 30, 2014
While we wait for an official announcements, that’s pretty much a confirmation in our books (stranger things have happened), and we’re very excited! On top of winning the Shuster Award in 2009 and the Eisner Award in 2010 for his webcomic Sin Titulo, Stewart has done some amazing work in comics, such as the interiors for the recent Amazing X-Men #6 – but my favourite works of his have to be his collaborations with Grant Morrison, Seven Soldiers Of Victory: Manhattan Guardian and, more importantly, Seaguy.
This curious little comic came along during the Grant Morrison wave in the early to mid 2000s, and took some of his crazy ideas and turned it up to 11. But it truly was the pencils of Cameron Stewart that helped make a difference for me – lending it equal parts other-worldliness, whimsy and heart. It’s not the simplest comic to describe – Seaguy’s a superhero who no longer has a job, and there’s an omnipresent entity known as Mickey Eye (not very subtle here), and Chubby, his cigar-smoking fish friend. Weird? Well, yes, but to me it was quite the amazing read back then.
We’re just slightly over two months away from one of the biggest geek events in Singapore – we’re greedy, so here’s hoping for more super exciting announcements soon!