malinky robot

Warm Nights, Deathless Days


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

And also at Select Books!

The book was commissioned by the National Gallery.

Malinky Robot vs Shadow Hero


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! 🙂



First Seconded


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



Spectrumed 2012


Spectrum 19 arrived in the post today! A Malinky Robot page had been one of the finalists in the Comics Category (… it didn’t win of course but there’s still a full page spread in the book :p


For more Malinky Robot news, goto:

And to buy a copy: Amazon, Book Depository, or Comixology

There’s the Boxed Set as well, right here! :p

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.

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…

Spectrumed 2.0

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 🙂




Last Tidings

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! 🙂