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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

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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.