pantheon books

The Art of Charlie Chan is Out!

Artofchc-poster

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye from Pantheon Books

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye from Pantheon Books is out this week!

It was one of Publishers Weekly’s Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2016, who say that the book is a “stunning tour de force masterpiece of imagined and real history” and that “this multilayered book is a masterpiece“.

The Beat meanwhile calls it the “first superlative graphic novel… easily the first comics masterwork of 2016

Do pick up a copy at your favourite bookstore or online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indie BoundPowell’s or Books-a-Million 🙂

Riotously funny, heartbreakingly beautiful, fizzing with provocative ideas… breathes life and intimacy into the multi-layered history of Malaysia and Singapore. Sonny Liew has produced a true masterpiece. ”
Tash Aw  (The Harmony Silk Factory, Five Star Billionaire)

cchc2b

Meanwhile:

MoCCA  (April 02, 2016 – April 3, 201611:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m)

I’ll be one of the Guest of Honors (!) at the MoCCA Festival in NYC in April, alongside Cece Bell, R.O. Belchman, Phoebe Gloeckner and Rebecca Sugar.

Midtown Comics

Paul Levitz and I will also be signing Midtown Comics on April 1, both for The Art of Charlie Chan and the new Doctor Fate trade from DC Comics.

I’ll also be heading to various stores and events in New York, Rhode Island, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin and Arkansas, do check out this Blog or follow me on Twitter or Instagram for updates on dates and more 🙂

Mulan Gallery presents The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

Finally, those in Singapore, do drop by Mulan Gallery from March 4-24 for an exhibition of original art work from The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye!

Venue : Mulan Gallery
36 Armenian Street
#01-07 Singapore 179934
Exhibition Period : 4 – 24 March 2016

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11.30am – 6.30pm. Closed on Mondays, Sundays and Public Holidays

Advertisements

Spartan

pantheon-sparta

The Pantheon edition of The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is out next week (March 1), here’s a comic done when they first acquired the book :p

http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-101-87069-3

 

Anticipate

pw3The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is one of Publishers Weekly’s Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2016 in the Comics category. Alongside books by Daniel Clowes and Julie Doucet(!)

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/tip-sheet/article/69297-the-most-anticipated-books-of-spring-2016.html

A stunning tour de force masterpiece of imagined and real history as Liew recreates the entire career of the titular cartoonist via art and photos to explore the history of both comics and Singapore.

 

Early Reviews

12510316_10153754428806181_9052644556881669460_n

Early Reviews for The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye from the Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus reviews 🙂 Out in March 2016 internationally.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“An early candidate for the various best-of lists for 2016, this superlative achievement… tells the story not only of Singaporean artist and comics creator Charlie Chan Hock Chye, but of Singapore itself… a tumultuous sweep that is mirrored in the history of cartooning. Make no mistake: this multilayered book is a masterpiece.”

Library Journal (starred review)

“The combination of a powerful message, artistic virtuosity, and a fascinating framing device make for an un-put-downable readThis relentlessly engaging work stretches the boundaries of the graphic novel medium and is highly recommended for fans of political satire, Chris Ware, or Art Spiegelman.”

Kirkus Review

“A fascinating look at a clever, uncompromising artist married to the times in which he lived.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper Trail

IMG-20150309-WA0007

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye featured in the Malay Mail!

Comics and Singapore History Join Forces

“Part graphic novel, part art book, part narrative essay, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Malaysian-born, Eisner Award nominated comic artist and illustrator Sonny Liew is a look at Singapore unlike any other before.”

Much thanks to Kenny Mah!

The US hardcover edition of the book will be out from Pantheon Books in early 2016 🙂

Bad Company

front

Been working on The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye for quite a while, past deadlines and cancelled grants, always wondering where the book was headed… so it’s with a sense of relief and a dose of giddiness to be able to say that the book is being picked up in the US and UK by Pantheon Books.

Their back catalog is several kinds of amazing, from Maus to Persepolis, Asterios Polyp to Jimmy Corrigan, Ice Haven, Mr. Wonderful and the Ben Katchors…

I’m hoping Charlie Chan is not some kind of outlier; but even if it was, I’ll just ride the wave for a bit before the wipeout :p

Readers in Singapore and Malaysia will get a first look at the book, with Epigram Books publishing what might be called the Singaporean edition in early 2015.

For the Real Bad Company : Bad Company