SINGAPORE’S OWN COMIC CULTURE
This showcase goals to attract consideration to Singapore’s sturdy tradition of comics, and options people who are actually onerous to search out in Singapore, stated NLB, including that these comics may also be added to the Nationwide Library’s assortment of heritage supplies subsequently.
The gathering consists of Captain V, Singapore’s first full-colour comedian, Medium Uncommon, the nation’s first comedian adaptation of a movie, and Bookworm Gang Adventures, which was fashionable with youngsters within the Nineties.
Nonetheless, this showcased assortment is not going to be obtainable for mortgage, and serves as a everlasting show.
The library additionally has a Mr Kiasu robotic concierge that may provide ebook suggestions, information patrons in utilizing the Seize-n-Go idea, amongst different providers.
The robotic, created by NLB in collaboration with native robotics agency Dex-Lab and one of many co-creators of Mr Kiasu, is predicated on the lead character within the fashionable native comedian sequence.
NLB chief govt Ng Cher Pong stated: “Lots of our patrons get pleasure from artistic and provoking works like manga, and we’re blissful to collaborate with (our companions) to convey this assortment to everybody.”
NLB stated it can proceed exploring collaborations with its companions, together with mall operators, publishers and particular person donors, to arrange extra Seize-n-Go libraries round Singapore.
This increasing community of touch-points will permit patrons “to get NLB’s books and assets much more simply”, stated Mr Ng.