Beauty World

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 24, 2015 by sonnyliew

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A short comic that appeared in the Summer 2015 edition of Art Review Asia :)

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Jibber and Jabbers

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2015 by sonnyliew

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Dr. Fate #1 hit the stands this week, and the reprint of The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye made it back to stores too!

Spoke to a a few folks about both books:

Steve Morris at Comics Alliance

Jennifer Deguzman at Publishers Weekly

Alex Tham at Buro

And here are some reviews:

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye:

Mothership

The Middle Ground

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Dr. Fate:

IGN

Comic Book Resources

The Beat

Pop Culture Uncovered

Too Dangerous For a Girl!

Scifi Jubilee

Hush Comics

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And meanwhile, Shadow Hero writer Gene Yang is of course writing Superman!

Dr. Fate Covers

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 16, 2015 by sonnyliew

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Covers for the new Dr. Fate series from DC Comics, written by Paul Levitz. I’m handling cover and interior art, with Lee Louhridge on colors, Nick J. Napolitano lettering, edited by Brian Cunningham, Andy Khouri and Amedeo Turturro :)

Issue #1 is out on June 17th!

http://13thdimension.com/hot-picks-on-sale-this-week-62/

http://multiversitycomics.com/podcasts/201-pull-list-june-17/

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This image was cropped for the solicits due to sensitivity over the Germanwings tragedy.

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There’s rain. Lot’s of rain :p

http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2015/06/15/dc-comics-group-solicits-part-1-september-2015

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May Missives: Book Launch and Doctor Fate

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 16, 2015 by sonnyliew

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The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Book Launch

For those in Singapore, do drop by Books Kinokuniya (Main Store) on May 30, from 2-3pm for the launch of The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye.

The international edition of the book will be released by Pantheon Books in 2016,  but readers in Singapore and Malaysia can get a copy now at all good bookstores, as well as online from Epigram Books.

Unique and unprecedented… a masterpiece.
Mike Carey, Lucifer, The Unwritten, The Girl with All the Gifts

A joy to read. Sonny Liew masterfully weaves the history of Singapore with the history of comics into something you’ve never experienced before.”
Gene Luen YangAmerican Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints

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This week also saw the release of the 8-page Dr. Fate teaser story from DC Comics, which you can read online or at the end of Aquaman #2.

Written by Paul Levitz and drawn by myself and lettered by Nick Napolitano (with Lee Louridge on colours in the series proper), issue #1 is out on June 17 :)

“If this series treats Khalid’s journey into becoming Doctor Fate with the same care and thoughtful consideration that Levitz and Liew are implying in this short chapter, then we will have a very meaningful and important book on our hands.” – Comicosity.com

We Were Only Fulfilling Orders

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 6, 2015 by sonnyliew

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The Singaporean/Malaysian edition of The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is available for online orders from Epigram Books:

http://shop.epigrambooks.sg/products/charlie-chan-hock-chye

(International buyers can get the Pantheon Books edition in 2016, with a French and Italian edition also due out around the same time.)

A review meanwhile from the Malaysian Reserve:

The Art of Comics and History

[O]ne of, if not the best, comic books in the past five years. We’re not just talking regionally, but maybe across the globe… a labour of love and a triumph of storytelling that transcends any medium. Definitely a must-read.”

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Here’s a picture meanwhile of my mom and dad at the recent Kinokuniya KLCC launch!

Thanks to everyone who showed up at the event :)  For those interested in Malaysian comics, do check out Maple Comics.

Free Comic Book Day!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 2, 2015 by sonnyliew

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Gene and I revisited the Green Turtle for Free Comic Book Day!

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Posted in art of charlie chan hock chye, blurbs, epigram books, interview, pantheon books, paul gravett on April 26, 2015 by sonnyliew

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An interview with Paul Gravett (Comics Art, 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die, Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know) on the upcoming Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, out in Singapore and Malaysia from Epigram Books this month, and elsewhere from Pantheon Books in 2016.

http://www.paulgravett.com/articles/article/sonny_liew

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There’ll be a book launch at Kinokuniya KLCC (with Umpagan) on:

Kinokuniya KLCC, May 2, 2015, 2-3pm

and one at Kinokuniya Singapore on May 30, do drop by if you have the time :)

Here are some blurbs for the book meanwhile!

“A joy to read. Sonny Liew masterfully weaves the history of Singapore with the history of comics into something you’ve never experienced before.”    – Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints)

“Equally uncompromising in its political critique and its artistic vision…. leaving you with the sense of having been in the company of an exceptional talent.” – Cherian George (Singapore: The Air-conditioned Nation. Essays on the Politics of Comfort and Control, Freedom From the Press: Journalism and State Power in Singapore)

“Unique and unprecedented… a masterpiece… This book is a joyous, beautiful, million-faceted thing – a celebration of the comic book medium, a technical masterclass, a thrill ride, a Bildungsroman and an unflinching retrospective of the post-war-into-modern era. I love it, and I’m in awe of it.” – Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Unwritten)

“Prepare to be swept away by a history of Singapore as you’ve never seen before. Sonny Liew delivers a brilliant and fiercely perceptive appraisal of this remarkable island state. ”– Paul Gravett (Comics Art, 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die)

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is a brilliant, innovative work that should be read and savoured by everyone who’s interested in Singapore. [A] beautiful, moving elegy… an introspection – tender, arresting, witty in equal measure – on the very meaning of life, progress and happiness…. In a year when Singaporeans will be treated to a relentless barrage of triumphalism, this may well be the most delightful, thought-provoking meditation on the country.” – Sudhir T Vadaketh (Floating on a Malayan Breeze, Hard Choices: Challenging the Singapore Consensus)

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