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The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye was named several times in Singapore Poetry‘s My Book of the Year 2015 selections :p

My Book of the Year 2015

It is complex, brilliant and so edgy. Bold and creative. The visuals are stunning and powerful. A phenomenal accomplishment.” – Lydia Kwa, novelist and poet.

My book of the year, no question, is Sonny Liew’s The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye. Gustave Flaubert once said that writing history is like drinking an ocean and pissing a cupful. Sonny Liew drank an ocean and pissed vintage champagne. Charlie Chan, amazingly, might be the only non-academic book to accurately depict Singapore history. But more importantly, historians often fail to capture the emotion, the feelings, the spirit surrounding history. Liew captured all of that in his art. It’s truly a remarkable work.” – P. J. Thum, historian

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew pulls off the improbable feat — imbuing the modern history of Singapore with such artistry and revisionist imagination that it makes reassessing our past urgent and pressing. Perhaps its greatest achievement is to dare the reader to dream of an alternative future and even long for it. – William Phuan, arts administrator.

Get the Special Bookplate Edition here: http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/STK694415

Or pre-order here: http://www.amazon.com/Charlie-Chan-Pantheon-Graphic-Novels/dp/1101870699

Those in Singapore or Malaysia, pop over to a bookstore or order online at:

http://shop.epigrambooks.sg/products/charlie-chan-hock-chye

(special cover edition: http://shop.epigrambooks.sg/collections/graphic-novels/products/charlie-chan-special-cover )

 

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Preview No.2

Here’s another preview of the Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, excerpts from the first 25 pages or so.

(See the earlier preview here: https://sonnyliew.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/the-art-of-charlie-chan-hock-chye/)

It’s still a work-in-progress draft, so please excuse any typos! :p (note: The pages below are in sequence, but there are missing pages inbetween some of them :p)

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012 013 015 016 021 022 023

Looking for Singaporean Comics!

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Epigram Books is looking for original comics/graphic novels content so if you have any stories you wanna see published do send them in! 🙂

Calling all aspiring comics creators! Local independent publisher Epigram Books invites you to submit your manuscripts to be considered for publication.

With support from the Media Development Authority, Epigram Books has published three comics by local creators in 2012—Ten Sticks and One Rice by Oh Yong Hwee and Koh Hong Teng, Monsters, Miracles & Mayonnaise by drewscape and Scenegapore by miel. The Girl Under the Bed by Dave Chua and Xiao Yan and The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Eisner-nominated Sonny Liew are forthcoming in 2013.

We are especially enthusiastic about work that is set locally and / or reflects a Singaporean or regional perspective. We welcome submissions from both established and first-time creators, and partial manuscripts or detailed book proposals are welcome.

For further information or queries, contact:

Ruth Wan | Managing Editor, Epigram Books
ruth@epigrambooks.sg | +65 6292-4456

Maximize Wealth, Ace Your Exams and be a Winning Winner By Drawing Comics

Come to STGCC on Sunday Sept 2pm (this year its at Marina Bay Sands!) for a panel on Singapore Comics! Organised by Epigram Books, this is the first time a local publisher is making a serious attempt to put Singaporean comics into the market, so do come give your support!

Amongst the attendees will be: Dave Chua, Koh Hong Teng, Drewscape, Xiao Yan, Miel, Oh Yong Hwee and myself 🙂

STGCC, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marine Bay Sands – Event Stage

Sunday, 2 september 2012

10:30am-11:30am