A comic artist from Singapore, Evangeline Neo has been publishing her own comic series via web since 2007. Eva was awarded an MDA scholarship in 2003 and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. She subsequently earned a scholarship for Japanese language study and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at Waseda University in Tokyo in 2010 supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Japan). Eva returned to Singapore in 2013 to focus on working on her comics, character goods and building her brand “Evacomics” to wider audiences beyond S.E. Asia.
Her seminal work, “Eva, Kopi and Matcha” was published in 2014 depicting and satirizing cultural differences between Singapore and Japan. Eva has garnered significant media attention with various speaking slots at Kinokuniya, BooksActually, Popular’s Bookfest and at the Japanese Association of Singapore. She was also a Guest and panel speaker for Singapore Toy Game Comics Convention (STGCC) and demonstrated drawing comics for a WACOM event held at Scape. She was also featured as a mentor to teach comic drawing on “Knockout Carnival”, a local TV program on OKTO channel. Her work also attracted an interview with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal’s staff magazine. She also appeared on local newspapers: Zaobao and The Straits Times, Channel 8 evening news, as well as Malaysian newspapers: The Sun, New Straits Times and The Star. Her book is also translated into Bahasa Indonesia and Vietnamese for sale in Indonesia and Vietnam respectively.
With Evacomics going viral – over 100,000 Facebook page ‘likes’ and her popular book selling well at all local major bookstores, she continues to have big and colourful dreams.