Taipei Comic Artist Labor Union has been hosting the “Taiwan Comics Festival” since 1997. The main purpose is to create an international platform that allows Taiwanese comic artists to publish their works freely, showcase their cultural creativity, and exchange of experience. It is hoped that the soft power and the originality of Taiwanese comics can be seen by the world through this platform.
Every year, the Taiwan Comics Festival selects different themes and invites all interested comic artists nationally to participate. Over 500 Taiwanese comic artists have participated in the “Taiwan Comics Festival” from the first theme “368 Township Postcard Painting”, the second “The Record of Gourmet Divine Creatures”, to this year the third “(Chinese) Superhero”. The Taiwan Comics Festival has established a tremendous reputation in the Taiwanese animation industry. It is one of Taiwan’s major large-scale animation events and has become an important platform for the Taiwanese animation industry to broadcast around the world.