GEORGETTE CHEN: WARM NIGHTS ENDLESS DAYS is now available in bookstores here in Singapore!
Here it is spotted at Kinokuniya, alongside The Shadow Hero, Liquid City and Malinky Robot!
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.
MK Reed‘s pinup for Shadow Hero! Featuring Atari and Oliver! :p
The Malinky Robot she speaks of here was a copy of an early version of “Stinky Fish Blues“, xeroxed and stapled at Kinkos. I think there were maybe 30 copies made, most of them sold at a comic store in Boston thanks to the support of Erin Scott. Erin’s enthusiasm for the comic gave me the chutzpah to apply for a Xeric grant, and it very exciting when the book did get some moolah. This may have led to participation in the Flight series, though I can’t be sure :p
Hope to get hold of some of MK’s books soonest! 🙂
A Shadow Hero pinup by Roger Langridge, of Fred the Clown and Muppets and much other goodness!
He also did one for The Malinky Robot collection a few years back:
And we once worked on a Spiderman Short together 🙂 (It’s in this collection)
Me and Gene talk a bit about the Shadow Hero, Malinky Robot and the Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye on the First Second Blog :p
The sketch above was a cover idea that never got used, but which i have a fondness for 🙂
Buy a Malinky today! 🙂 It’s “funny and wistful and heartbreaking“, according to Gene :p
Got a copy of Walt Disney Comics from Dell circa 1958 recently, and found a Donald Duck story that had echoes of Stinky Fish Blues!
Coincidence? Or did they travel back in time after reading Malinky Robot? :p
Spectrum 19 arrived in the post today! A Malinky Robot page had been one of the finalists in the Comics Category (https://sonnyliew.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/spectrumed-2-0/)… it didn’t win of course but there’s still a full page spread in the book :p
For more Malinky Robot news, goto: https://www.facebook.com/malinkyrobot
And to buy a copy: Amazon, Book Depository, or Comixology
There’s the Boxed Set as well, right here! :p
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
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.”
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…”
The Best Malinky Robot Review in the History of the Universe
The page above from Malinky Robot is one of five pieces shortlisted in this year’s Spectrum Fantastic Art Award in the Comics category!
I’ve always wondered about the selection process, and it looks like it involves a lot of paper cups and maybe some sort of shell game from the pictures on the Spectrum website :p
Here’s a nice write up in Here Be Geeks:
Malinky Robot may be available at a comic/book store near you, or you can try Amazon or the Book Depository, as well as on Comixology 🙂
Check out the Facebook page too if you’re keen!
Meanwhile here’s a recent review of Wonderland 🙂
Near year’s end, Andrew Cheverton names Malinky Robot as one of his Best of the Year Titles on the Forbidden Planet International Blog.
“Image put out a beautiful collection of Sonny Liew’s Malinky Robot comics, which are a delightful fusion of manga and European comics set in a steampunk near-future. The original comics are lovely, but the speech balloons (like the art) were pencils only, so it was nice to reread the stories with better lettering. Imagine the cast of Peanuts living in a video game. Malinky Robot is a bit like that, but so much more.”
And from further back, an old Panel2Panel podcast has a review of the same book from Grant who compares it to the incredible Shaun Tan, starting from 32:05
“… incredibly expressive, pastel coloured, pencil sketchy [and] intricate artwork… a really, really fun book.”
Get a copy today! 🙂