Posted in art of charlie chan hock chye, blurbs, epigram books, interview, pantheon books, paul gravett on April 26, 2015 by sonnyliew


An interview with Paul Gravett (Comics Art, 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die, Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know) on the upcoming Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, out in Singapore and Malaysia from Epigram Books this month, and elsewhere from Pantheon Books in 2016.


There’ll be a book launch at Kinokuniya KLCC (with Umpagan) on:

Kinokuniya KLCC, May 2, 2015, 2-3pm

and one at Kinokuniya Singapore on May 30, do drop by if you have the time :)

Here are some blurbs for the book meanwhile!

“A joy to read. Sonny Liew masterfully weaves the history of Singapore with the history of comics into something you’ve never experienced before.”    – Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints)

“Equally uncompromising in its political critique and its artistic vision…. leaving you with the sense of having been in the company of an exceptional talent.” – Cherian George (Singapore: The Air-conditioned Nation. Essays on the Politics of Comfort and Control, Freedom From the Press: Journalism and State Power in Singapore)

“Unique and unprecedented… a masterpiece… This book is a joyous, beautiful, million-faceted thing – a celebration of the comic book medium, a technical masterclass, a thrill ride, a Bildungsroman and an unflinching retrospective of the post-war-into-modern era. I love it, and I’m in awe of it.” – Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Unwritten)

“Prepare to be swept away by a history of Singapore as you’ve never seen before. Sonny Liew delivers a brilliant and fiercely perceptive appraisal of this remarkable island state. ”– Paul Gravett (Comics Art, 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die)

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is a brilliant, innovative work that should be read and savoured by everyone who’s interested in Singapore. [A] beautiful, moving elegy… an introspection – tender, arresting, witty in equal measure – on the very meaning of life, progress and happiness…. In a year when Singaporeans will be treated to a relentless barrage of triumphalism, this may well be the most delightful, thought-provoking meditation on the country.” – Sudhir T Vadaketh (Floating on a Malayan Breeze, Hard Choices: Challenging the Singapore Consensus)


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on April 24, 2015 by sonnyliew

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Some hairstyles and looks tried out  for Dr. Fate… Anyone who can guess which real-world person the drawings are based on gets a free original sketch :p

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Eisnered 2015

Posted in eisners, gene yang, shadow hero on April 24, 2015 by sonnyliew


The Shadow Hero was nominated for an Eisner in the Best Publication for Teens category!

Gene meanwhile is also in the running for Best Writer for his work on the book and  Avatar!

Full list of nominees here :)



Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 22, 2015 by sonnyliew


Cover art for issue 2 of Dr. Fate, now in July solicits :)

(the solicit image is cropped… due to news events of the last month or so… )

Here are some of the other cover thumbnail ideas :)



Was also in Malaysia last week for The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye‘s press check, due out this month in Singapore and Malaysia! :)

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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 28, 2015 by sonnyliew


A few character sketches for the new Dr. Fate, written by Paul Levtiz




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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 10, 2015 by sonnyliew


The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye featured in the Malay Mail!

Comics and Singapore History Join Forces

“Part graphic novel, part art book, part narrative essay, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Malaysian-born, Eisner Award nominated comic artist and illustrator Sonny Liew is a look at Singapore unlike any other before.”

Much thanks to Kenny Mah!

The US hardcover edition of the book will be out from Pantheon Books in early 2016 :)


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 24, 2015 by sonnyliew


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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