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The Shadow Hero made the Goodreads Best GN of 2014 list, do go vote for it if you liked the book enough 🙂

https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-graphic-novels-comics-2014

And maybe give the new Georgette Chen book a read too :p

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23210750-warm-nights-deathless-days

Actual Books

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THE SHADOW HERO
by Gene Yang & Sonny Liew
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GEORGETTE CHEN: WARM NIGHTS, DEATHLESS DAYS
by Sonny Liew

Event Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/723630067691204/

10 October 2014, Friday
7.30 pm at BooksActually
(№ 9 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168645)

HOW TO GET THERE (VIA IDN): http://www.idnworld.com/events/?id=BooksActually-ShadowHero

THE SHADOW HERO

In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity… The Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero.

The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but the acclaimed author of American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang, has finally revived this character in The Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle.

With artwork by Sonny Liew, this gorgeous, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.

GEORGETTE CHEN: WARM NIGHTS, DEATHLESS DAYS

Georgette Chen: Warm Nights, Deathless Days tells the story of one of Singapore’s most prominent pioneer artists Georgette Chen (1906-1993). A moving portrait of Chen’s life, thoughts, and dreams, and a charming chronicle of her days as a precocious young painter to her winning of Singapore’s prestigious Cultural Medallion in 1982. Richly illustrated, the comic captures the quiet space of art and friendship that Chen sheltered amid a turbulent backdrop of political turmoil and personal hardship.

Warm Nights, Deathless Days

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GEORGETTE CHEN: WARM NIGHTS ENDLESS DAYS is now available in bookstores here in Singapore!

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Here it is spotted at Kinokuniya, alongside The Shadow Hero, Liquid City and Malinky Robot!

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Told in a comic strip format, it’s the story of Georgette Chen, one of Singapore’s pioneer artists, who led a very cosmoplitan life (moving in inbetween Beijing, Shanghai, Paris and New York) before settling on this little red dot.

The book is available at Kinokuniya online as well https://singapore.kinokuniya.com/bw/9789810910914

And also at Select Books! http://www.selectbooks.com.sg/getTitle.aspx?SBNum=057513

The book was commissioned by the National Gallery.

Looking for Chu Hing and Other Things

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The Shadow Hero, the origins story of the Green Turtle written by Gene Yang and drawn by me is out in book form in July from First Second, and  issues of the e-version is already out this month 🙂

Gene recently came across a blog entry by Alex Jay about the original creator of the Green Turtle, one Chu Hing, that has fascinating details about the life of one of the first Chinese American comics creators.

Here’s the life and times of Chu Hing:  http://chimericaneyes.blogspot.sg/2014/01/about-artist-chu-f-hing.html

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Meanwhile, a project for the National Art Gallery on the painter Georgette Chen is going into post-production, and the book should be out soon!

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Work on the Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye continues apace :p

Hope 2014 has begun swimmingly for everyone 🙂