Hold your breaths as Doujin Market – Singapore’s definitive pop culture
themed youth arts and illustration event – returns for its fifth iteration!
Taking place at The Concourse, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre on 6th
and 7th May, Doujin Market 2017 will spotlight creative circles from around the region
including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan, each exhibiting an
eclectic mix of original and derivative fan content.
With three wings aptly named Imagination, Innovation, and Inspiration, the convention will
play home to some 200 creators – more than twice the number last year.
The Inspiration wing will also feature seminars by key players in the anime, comic and
game publishing sectors aimed at spurring arts entrepreneurship, fueling creativity and
encouraging skills-based learning, as well as portfolio reviews and networking
opportunities for youth artists aspiring to break into the industry.
“Many circles exhibiting at Doujima are already popular online and their work has global
appeal,” said Jason Koh, account director of Neo Tokyo Project and convention producer
for Doujin Market. “They’ve accomplished what many of their predecessors have failed to
do – innovate new content and keep audiences engaged while developing their own IPs
and creating full-time. We want to highlight their many successes this year.”
With the support of the community, Doujin Market 2017 will inaugurate World Doujin Day –
an international celebration of self-publishing and creativity set to take place on the first
Saturday of May each year. It is a chance for creators to connect with their peers and
share inspiration using the #worlddoujin hashtag on social media.
The movement will also mark the establishment of Singapore’s first ever Doujin Archive – a
time capsule dedicated to chronicling the history of self-published original and derivative
fan content by youth artists here.
Participating circles will be invited to submit samples of their work to the Archive annually,
and to create original pieces depicting their personal artistic journey.
Works in the capsule will be exhibited at Doujin Market’s 10th Anniversary five years from
now, as a testament to the growth and sustainability of Singapore’s self-publishing scene
Doujin Market is supported by Noise Movement
, a part of Noise Singapore’s efforts which
supports organizers whose initiatives encourage art creation and participation among
It takes place on 6 and 7 May 2017, and doors open from 11 am to 7 pm daily. Admission
For more information about Doujima, please visit