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Flight of the Turtles

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A Green Turtle pinup by Kazu Kibuishi!

And The Shadow Hero gets a 10/10 rating in Newsarama‘s Review!

The Flight anthologies edited by Kazu were such fun to work on, and an inspiration for the Liquid City books, so very well chuffed to have Kazu do a piece!

And a big thanks for Forrest Helvie for the review 🙂

 

Liquid City Vol 3 Launch!

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The third volume of the Eisner-nominated anthology Liquid City launches at Kinokuniya Singapore next Saturday!

19th Julym 2014, Sat, 4pm

Kinokuniya Main Store

Do come support, more event details here!

Reviews of the book from: Broken Frontier, Comics Alliance and Publishers Weekly!

 

 

New York New York

Will be heading to NYCC for the first time next week, do drop by the Artist Alley booth U10!

New York Comic Con

October 11-12, 2012

Booth U10

Malinky Robot (including the Boxed Set), Liquid City, Posters, Postcards and Original Art will be all on sale :p Stay updated for more news with Twitter!

In the meanwhile, a couple of recent Malinky Robot Reviews!

Chris Sims at Comics Alliance says “[the] simple plots….have a depth of their own, and it’s something that’s really difficult to explain. It’s a feeling, a combination of that expressive art and the way that Liew chooses which moments to show over the course of his story….it’s a great collection of some truly excellent comics….and it’s more than worth your time to check it out.

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/09/12/buy-this-book-sonny-liews-malinky-robot/


Over at GeekMatic, it says: “There are five amazing stories … The strokes and art work by Sonny Liew is something new to the eye out of the ordinary independent works…

http://geekmatic.blogspot.sg/2012/09/the-world-of-sonny-liews-malinky-robot.html

San Diego Comic Con 2011 in 30 Easy Steps Pt 2

Step 15: Live Long and Prosper. It’s my Dad and Sister’s  first ever  trip to SDCC! How will they survive the madness?

Step 16: Speaking of Madness. Finally got to see the Madman pinup I did for the Madman: All-New Giant-Size Super Ginchy Special in print.

Step 17: Catch the Last Flight. Ditto for the Malinky Robot story in Flight 8. Remember to buy your copy of the upcoming Malinky Robot TPB! :p

Step 18: Time Travel II. Single issues of Wonderland at the SLG booth.

Step 19: Hone your Spider Sense. Dad notices a Disturbance in the Force after absorbing some Spidey Strength.

Step 20: Pick Your Battles. Do you Thien Pham Thien Pham or Gene Yang Gene Yang? Better yet, buy their new book, Level Up! Still working on a project with Gene, out next year from First Second Books.

Step 21: Share Some Robot Love. T-shirt illustrations by Joanna Mulder. Who posed for some of James Jean’s Fable covers, I always like to point out.

Step 22: Blast the Past. With GB Tran and Joanna. I first met GB at my first SDCC when we were both waiting in line to get our portfolios reviewed. Last year he released a graphic memoir, Vietnamerica, published by Pantheon.

Step 23: Attend the Eisners. Some of the presenters and such: Lance Henriksen, who manged to pronounce just about every name wrong; Joyce Brabner and Danielle collecting an award for Harvey Pekar; Jonathan Ross and Dave Gibbons hamming it up. Watch Liquid City not win and my name get mangled below! :p

Step 24: Visit the Casbah. Joe Keatinge and Mike Allred after The Gear’s first performance at Trickster. Having only ever known Mike as the creator of Madman, I was somewhat flummoxed by how excellent he was on the vocals and guitar :p

Step 25: Get a Scoop. Joe shared artwork Frank Cho did for their new title Brutal before the official SDCC annoucement!

Step 26: Draw a Blank. Sis posing with two Ugly Dolls, can’t really think of anything to add :p

Step 27: Join the Dark Side. Actually they were probably only Following Orders. Dad with Boba Fett and a Tie Fighter Pilot!

Step 28: Count Your Swag. Stuff from SDCC and other places. Looking forward to reading the new Jirio Taniguchi collection most of all! 🙂

Step 29: Let it Slide. No Step 30? This Cat is totally cool with that 🙂

STGCC

The 3rd Singapore Toys Games and Comic Con (STGCC) is coming this weekend, organised for the first time by Reed Exhibitions, who I think are also behind the New York Comic Con. There’ll be lots of Singaporean and Malaysian Comics creators there at various booths, some of us have pitched in together to do up a guide to which ones 🙂 You can see/download a PDF of it here. The Liquid City Booth is at G26.

We’ll be holding a Lucky Draw at STGCC, with Original Art, prints and other prizes to be won; just collect the autographs of the comics creators listed in the brochure; Draws will be conducted at 8PM on
Friday and Saturday , and 7pm on Sunday at the Liquid City  Booth (G26). So do go come to the event, and buy books from everyone from Dave Chua and Koh Hong Teng, Drewscape, Ken Foo, Troy Chin, Stickgal, JC Wong, Shawn Yap and many more!

The amazing Tan Eng Huat and myself will also be on the so-called Walk fo Fame thing at these times:

Saturday, 11 December 1100 – 1145hrs
Sunday, 12 December 1730 – 1800hrs

What else…. a whole bunch of panels (all held at the Panel Room (Level 4, Halls 401 – 402)), including the below:

(Saturday 11 Dec | Time: 1230 – 1315 hrs)

Local: Asian Identity in comics in the midst of Manga and Superheroes

Panelists: Tan Eng Huat, Sonny Liew, Otto Fong, Lim Cheng Tju
(Saturday 11 Dec | Time: 1400 – 1445 hrs)

MARVEL – East in West: The appeal of Asian elements in Western comics

Panelists: Alex Maleev, Leinil Yu, Esad Ribic, Sonny Liew, Harvey Tolibao, Salvador Larroca, Giuseppe Camuncoli

(Sunday 12 Dec | Time: 1200 – 1245 hrs)

Merchandising of Comics into Toys

Panelists: Tan Eng Huat, Sonny Liew, Jason Siu, Tim Tsui

Last and very least indeed, I talk about somethings and others with CNNgo here.

Liquid City 2 Events

There’s a small display of prints and original artwork by contributors to Liquid City up at Kinokuniya KLCC till Dec 12, 2010. Thanks to Kit, Ling, Walter, Shiao Eek and the guys at Collateralds for making this possible 🙂

More Images here.

There’s a review of the anthology from the New Straits Times here.

There were a couple of book events at Kinokuniya Takashimaya and the Prologue at the Ion here in Singapore in the last couple of months too, a whole bunch of photos can be found here 🙂

Upcoming

Image Comics press release for Liquid City Vol.2 has gone out, the cover and some sample pages can be seen at fanboy.com.

Also out later this year is the Italian edition of the Malinky Robot collection from Lavieri Edizioni. “Le atmosfere rese in questi brevi episodi narrano le avventure minimaliste di due amici che si  dividono tra il centro futuristico e la periferia rurale della metropoli asiatica. Spettacolari le tavole, le colorazioni e lo stile fluido e dettagliato di Sonny Liew” apparently :p

Issue 2 of Sense and Sensibility is also out this month 🙂