Storm the Block, a new comics and pop culture event in Abu Dhabi, is bridging the gap between the East and West. The event, which will take place from December 8-10, 2023, will feature creators and fans from around the world, including a strong contingent from the UAE.
This is significant because the comics industry has traditionally been dominated by the United States. However, in recent years, there has been a growing movement of creators and publishers from around the world who are telling their own stories and showcasing their own unique perspectives.
Storm the Block is a platform for these creators and publishers to reach a global audience. The event will feature a wide range of panels and activities that will showcase the diversity of talent in the comics industry.
One of the highlights of the event will be Sandstorm Comics will be opening up applications for comic book submissions and to be included in the new issues of its comic books, created with local authors and renowned international artists. These submissions can be developed into a comic book series that will be published by Sandstorm Comics.
Another highlight of the event will be the Sandstorm Comics mentorship opportunities. This opportunity allows local creators to pair up with experienced professionals from the comics industry. This program is designed to help local creators develop their skills and knowledge, and to prepare them for a successful career in comics.
Storm the Block is more than just a comics event. It is also a cultural exchange. The event will bring together people from different cultures and backgrounds to celebrate their shared love of comics.
Storm the Block is a bridge between the East and West. It is an opportunity for creators and fans from all over the world to come together and share their stories.
Here are some of the ways in which Storm the Block is bridging the gap between the East and West in the comics industry:
- The event features a diverse range of creators and publishers from around the world. This is important because it helps to break down any stereotypes around comic book creation.
- The event is providing a platform for creators from Abu Dhabi and more to reach a global audience. This is important because it helps to amplify the voices of creators from this region and to showcase their unique perspectives.
- The event is fostering collaboration between creators from different regions. This is important because it helps to build bridges between different cultures and to create new and innovative comics.
- The event is educating fans about the diversity of comics from around the world. This is important because it helps to expand the horizons of fans and to introduce them to new comics and creators that they might not otherwise be aware of.
Storm the Block is a significant event for the comics industry. It is a bridge between the East and West, and it is a platform for creators and fans from all over the world to come together in Abu Dhabi and celebrate their shared love of comics.