The Shanghai Cartoon, Comic and Games Festival is just a few weeks away. This week Robin King met with his fellow Chinese judges at the Toonmax offices in the heart of the old French Concession, to discuss the submissions so far and their merits. Robin was joined by Paul Griffin, who though not a judge at the event in July, was there to lend his expert opinion.
The 3 (fairly flexible) categories discussed were:
– Character Concept. The criteria being originality, quality of design, aesthetics and technical quality.
– Scene Design. Same criteria as above.
– Animation. The criteria for this being story, pacing and appeal.