The Book Federation of Cambodia

7th World Comic Artist Conference (Korea) visit

In June 2005, there was a request for a Cambodian comic artist representative to attend the 7th World Comic artist Conference in Korea. It was managed by the Bucheon Cartoon Information Center and supported by Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Korea. It was held on 30 Sep.-3 Oct. 2005 in Bucheon City, Korea with the theme "Friendship and Peace".

Illustrator Soeung Makara, was chosen. On 29 Sep. 2005 he left Cambodia to participate this conference with over 30 country representatives, including Japan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, USA, Canada and many more.

On this occasion, Soeung Makara introduced and described the current comic situation in Cambodia - the first time that a Cambodian illustrator has attended this yearly conference.