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The Art of Charlie Chan Hocky Chye was one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2016 in the Comics category🙂

“The history of Singapore and the history of comics are blended in this tour de force that follows the career of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, an imaginary Singaporean cartoonist. Liew mimics styles from manga to comics strips, as Chye tries to find his own voice while adapting to the shifting social and political climate. ”

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Meanwhile, the Singapore Writers Festival is almost over, but I’ll be on one more panel with Gosho Aoyoma on Sunday 13 November, so do drop by if you’re in town 🙂

https://www.singaporewritersfestival.com/nacswf/nacswf/programme-listing/festival-events/TWO-COMIC-ICONS–GOSHO-AOYAMA-MEETS-SONNY-LIEW.html

TWO COMIC ICONS: GOSHO AOYAMA MEETS SONNY LIEW

DATE / TIME 13 Nov, Sun 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
VENUE The Arts House, Chamber

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Finally – a variant cover for IDW’s Revolutonaries #1 featurong Rom the Space Knight and a mouse hole from Tom and Jerry🙂

 

The Repast

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Variant Covers for IDW’s new comics featuring the Transformers, M.A.S.K and more – one G.I. Joe one still to do!

These have been a lot of fun to work on – cartoons I grew up with after all. Everyday day after school one of the highlights of the day was coming hope to watch the 6:30pm cartoons on T.V.

The opening sequences for the shows still hit the spot many years on, though the actual episodes themselves maybe don’t quite hold up. Scott from M.A.S.K. was essentially the cartoon equivlent of Wesley Crusher :p

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Links to the titels with the variant covers:

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/idw-optimus-prime-1-variant-covers-by-sonny-liew-andrew-griffith/36171/

http://www.newsarama.com/31140-idw-publishing-december-2016-solicitations.html

http://comicsalliance.com/idw-mask-1-covers/

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Stranger Times

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Unofficial Stranger Things Comic #3

Inspired by this Guardian article’s comments: “One likely reason for this flight to the past is the obstacle that modern technology poses to plot lines. Mobile phones, the internet and widespread CCTV have made contemporary mystery stories increasingly hard to write. An interesting exercise for viewers of the opening episode of Stranger Things is to imagine how the vanishing of Will Byers might have been achieved so mysteriously if he were carrying a cellphone.”

Singapore Literature Prize!

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The Art of Charlie Chan Hock won the Singapore Literature Prize in the English Fiction category on July 14! (See a facebook post here)

It’s the first graphic novel to win the award, and there was also the Book of the Year and Cover of the Year awards at the Singapore Book Awards back in May.

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There’s a website you can visit for reviews, pinups and more – click on the image above or this link below:)

http://artofcharliechan.com

Book Tourism

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I’ll be in the US next month to promote The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye and the new Doc Fate trade. It starts in NYC and then crosses over to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle, before heading to Dallas and Arkansas🙂 With a visit to RISD to boot!

For more info on the events:

Fri Apr 1
7:00pm-8:00pm
Midtown Comics (with Paul Levitz)
200 W 40TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10018-1505

Sat Apr 2
12:30pm
MoCCA Arts Festival
Sonny Liew Spotlight (with Paul Levitz)
The Helvetica Room, Ink48
653 11th Ave 48th St
New York, NY

2:00pm
MoCCA Arts Festival
Book Signing @Pantheon Booth
Metropolitan West
639 W 46th St
New York, NY

Sun Apr 3
2:00pm
MoCCA Arts Festival
Book Signing @Pantheon Booth
Metropolitan West
639 W 46th St
New York, NY

Mon Apr 4
6:00-8:00pm
Escape Pod Comics
302 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

Tue Apr 5
6:15pm
Rhode Island School of Design
ISB Gallery
2 College Street
Providence, RI 02903

Thu Apr 7
7:00pm
Isotope Comics
326 Fell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Sat Apr 9
10:00am
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
“Illustrating Lives: The Art of the Graphic Novel”
Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL 101)
(with Sam Alden, Julian Hanshaw and  Sammy Harkham)
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Mon Apr 11
7:00pm
Elliot Bay Book Co
1521 10TH Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Wed Apr 13
11:30-12:30am
The University of Texas at Dallas
Eugene McDermott Library
Room 2.410
Dallas, TX 75080

Fri Apr 15
11:00am
Henderson State University
Russell Fine Arts Building
Arkadelphia, AR 7199

Sat Apr 16
12:30pm
Arkansas Literary Festival
Main Library
100 Rock St.
Little Rock, AR 72201