Month: February 2015

Baba

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Cover art I did for Archaia’s JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES collection 🙂

Cover sketch and some of the unused ones below. The collection features several witches, they picked Baba Yaga for the cover in the end 🙂

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Yalsa not Salsa

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The Shadow Hero is one of YALSA’s 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens!

Also found out recently you can get a hardcover library edition of the book!

Here’s the Top Ten list:

  • “Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale.” By Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Illus. by Francesco Francavilla. Archie Comics.
  • “Bad Machinery V.3: The Case of the Simple Soul.” By John Allison. Illus. by the author. Oni Press.
  • “47 Ronin.” By Mike Richardson.  Illus. by Stan Sakai. Dark Horse.
  • “In Real Life.” By Cory Doctorow. Illus.by Jen Wang.  First Second.
  • “Ms. Marvel: V.1. No Normal.”  By G. Willow Wison. Illus. by Adrian Alphona. Marvel.
  • “Seconds: a Graphic Novel.” By Bryan Lee O’Malley. illus. by the author. Ballantine Books.
  • “The Shadow Hero.” By Gene Luen Yang. Illus. by Sonny Liew. First Second.
  • “Through The Woods.” By Emily Carroll.  Illus. by the author. Margaret K. McElderry Books.
  • “Trillium.” By Jeff Lemire.  Illus. by the author. Vertigo.
  • “Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki.” By Mamoru Hosoda. Illus. by Yu. Yen Press.

(Above illustration by Robb Mommaerts!)

Fate

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So apparently this is happening:

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/02/06/new-dr-fate-series-paul-levitz-sonny-liew/

Part of a wider DC revamp:

http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2015/02/06/new-books-new-creative-teams-the-complete-list-of-new-and-continuing-dc-comics

Not so much news I’ve been sitting on, as news I was only semi-vaguely-aware of :p

With the Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye wrapping up this month or so too, it’s going to be a madhouse.

Eeeps!

Gene Yang is writing Superman!

Ah Lan the Sampan Girl

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Found this book from 1969 in my Grandpa’s collection of books called “Ah Lan the Sampan Girl”. The faces in the illustrations looked familiar somehow…

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Then I looked up the illustrator’s name…

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And then I realised it could well be… pioneering Nanyang artist Chua Mia Tee! One of my favourite Singaporean painters…

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Can’t verify for sure yet, but that’s my guess for now :p