Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tourism Agency To Realize Local Character Through Comic

Illustration. Si Bujang. One of comic character which is created by local people. (Antara/Special)
Padang, (Antara Sumbar) - Tourism Agency of West Sumatra will realize local characters through comic by inviting comic artists of its district or municipality in workshop namely "Creation of Local Character" which be held on March 16-18, 2017.

Head of Human Resources Development in Tourism Agency of West Sumatra, Agustin in Padang here, on Saturday (March 18) stated by knowing the most favorite comic market of people there, the opportunities to develop local wisdom will be opened widely.

She said foreign comics is so rampant in Indonesia market right now, especially in West Sumatra so that the province need to create a local character by developinh its own comics market.

Besides, West Sumatra is accelerating of halal tourism and it can be one of spurs to bring in local and foreign tourists.

"Comic is a medium which is attractive and easy to understand," she pointed out.

Agustin explained West Sumatra has a cultural, culinary, and fashion sector that can be developed and it is estimated to add regional income more and more.

Begin with small things, such as this event that aims to result a great development of local product, she said.

The result of this art work can be used as an icon later, she added. (cha/ri)

Editor: Vicha Faradika

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