Month: February 2015

Yalsa not Salsa


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. 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!)



So apparently this is happening:

Part of a wider DC revamp:

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.


Gene Yang is writing Superman!

Ah Lan the Sampan Girl


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…


Then I looked up the illustrator’s name…


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

2 epicpoem

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