Month: October 2014

Festive

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Will be attending a bunch of Book events starting this weekends, do drop by for some senseless blabbering :p

1. Singapore Writers Festival

Joining a New League

(With Paolo Fabregas)

1 Nov, Sat 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
National Museum of Singapore, The Salon

Superheroes Aren’t Everything

(With Paolo Fabregas and David Hine)

2 Nov, Sun 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
SMU, Campus Green, Makeover Tent

2. Hong Kong Literary Festival

Date: 11-05-2014
Time: 6:15PM
Price: HK$135
From Timeout HK: “One new aspect of the festival is its graphic novel and illustrated text component, of which Marjorie Liu and Sonny Liew heads. Liu speaks on her experiences writing for the Amazing X-Men series and Liew talks about The Dark Shadow (sic!) the origin story for 1940s Asian-American superhero – the first ever – Green Turtle.”

3. The George Town Literary Festival 2014

Egads! This Book Has Pictures!
Saturday 29 November, 4.00pm, Lightbox
Panelists: Sonny Liew, Zan Azlee, Arif Rahman Othman; Moderator: Umapagan Ampikaipakan
Logging Off: Writing In the Age of the Internet
Saturday 29 November, 1.30pm, Gallery 2
 Panelists: Bernadette Foley, Sonny Liew, Ahmad Fuad Rahmat; Moderator: Ling Low


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Actual Books

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BooksActually p r e s e n t s

THE SHADOW HERO
by Gene Yang & Sonny Liew
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GEORGETTE CHEN: WARM NIGHTS, DEATHLESS DAYS
by Sonny Liew

Event Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/723630067691204/

10 October 2014, Friday
7.30 pm at BooksActually
(№ 9 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168645)

HOW TO GET THERE (VIA IDN): http://www.idnworld.com/events/?id=BooksActually-ShadowHero

THE SHADOW HERO

In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity… The Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero.

The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but the acclaimed author of American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang, has finally revived this character in The Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle.

With artwork by Sonny Liew, this gorgeous, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.

GEORGETTE CHEN: WARM NIGHTS, DEATHLESS DAYS

Georgette Chen: Warm Nights, Deathless Days tells the story of one of Singapore’s most prominent pioneer artists Georgette Chen (1906-1993). A moving portrait of Chen’s life, thoughts, and dreams, and a charming chronicle of her days as a precocious young painter to her winning of Singapore’s prestigious Cultural Medallion in 1982. Richly illustrated, the comic captures the quiet space of art and friendship that Chen sheltered amid a turbulent backdrop of political turmoil and personal hardship.