Thumbnails and skecthes for a project from years back that never got done for complicated reasons. Script by Adam Rapp.
“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. ”
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 🙂
TWO COMIC ICONS: GOSHO AOYAMA MEETS SONNY LIEW
DATE / TIME 13 Nov, Sun 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
VENUE The Arts House, Chamber
Finally – a variant cover for IDW’s Revolutonaries #1 featurong Rom the Space Knight and a mouse hole from Tom and Jerry 🙂
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
Links to the titels with the variant covers:
Stranger Things Comic No.4.
“Ryder’s characters reassured us that the meek will inherit the Earth if they wait long enough and are pure of heart. They promised a life beyond our teenage ennui.”
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.”
Watched Netflix’s 80s nostalgia fest Stranger Things last week, and had the sometimes-occuring whim to do some comics inspired by the show.
It was probably Joy Division and Echo and the Bunnymen on the soundtrack that gave it the icing and the cherry :p
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.
There’s a website you can visit for reviews, pinups and more – click on the image above or this link below:)