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The Art of Charlie Chan is Out!

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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)

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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

Doctor Fate #4

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Doctor Fate #4 has hit the stands, some reviews below 🙂 (Also a ComicVine Cover of the Week!)

Multiversity Comics

The fluidity of [Liew’s] style is mesmerizing, with the layouts and characters’ points of view always deserving of second looks to observe the care taken in creating this book.

The Fandom Post

“… I’m loving the more personal approach that Levitz and Liew are taking with it so that it can find its own voice and stand out from that point of view.”

IGN

“…a lithe and charming monthly read… [a] beautifully rendered artistic display“*

*to be artfully selective :p

BamSmackPow!

There is a charm and originality to what Levitz and Liew have done reinventing Doctor Fate that for some reason makes this book completely irresistible… Doctor Fate is everything that the DC You relaunch was supposed to be about without any of the garbage that has killed so many other titles before their sixth issues.”

Weekly Comic Book Review

“With well defined characters and a special attention to the sacred and mundane, Doctor Fate #4 is an example of what DC is doing right with DCYou.”

Infinite Comix

“… the art has never dropped below beautiful… Interactions between Khalid and the Helm itself are beautifully colored, with huge swirls of power giving weight to the incredible power hidden in both Khalid and the Helm.”

Some interiors below! 🙂

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Dr. Fate Covers

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Covers for the new Dr. Fate series from DC Comics, written by Paul Levitz. I’m handling cover and interior art, with Lee Louhridge on colors, Nick J. Napolitano lettering, edited by Brian Cunningham, Andy Khouri and Amedeo Turturro 🙂

Issue #1 is out on June 17th!

http://13thdimension.com/hot-picks-on-sale-this-week-62/

http://multiversitycomics.com/podcasts/201-pull-list-june-17/

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This image was cropped for the solicits due to sensitivity over the Germanwings tragedy.

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There’s rain. Lot’s of rain :p

http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2015/06/15/dc-comics-group-solicits-part-1-september-2015

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May Missives: Book Launch and Doctor Fate

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The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Book Launch

For those in Singapore, do drop by Books Kinokuniya (Main Store) on May 30, from 2-3pm for the launch of The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye.

The international edition of the book will be released by Pantheon Books in 2016,  but readers in Singapore and Malaysia can get a copy now at all good bookstores, as well as online from Epigram Books.

Unique and unprecedented… a masterpiece.
Mike Carey, Lucifer, The Unwritten, The Girl with All the Gifts

A joy to read. Sonny Liew masterfully weaves the history of Singapore with the history of comics into something you’ve never experienced before.”
Gene Luen YangAmerican Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints

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This week also saw the release of the 8-page Dr. Fate teaser story from DC Comics, which you can read online or at the end of Aquaman #2.

Written by Paul Levitz and drawn by myself and lettered by Nick Napolitano (with Lee Louridge on colours in the series proper), issue #1 is out on June 17 🙂

“If this series treats Khalid’s journey into becoming Doctor Fate with the same care and thoughtful consideration that Levitz and Liew are implying in this short chapter, then we will have a very meaningful and important book on our hands.” – Comicosity.com

Fates

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Cover art for issue 2 of Dr. Fate, now in July solicits 🙂

http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2015/04/21/dc-comics-group-solicits-part-1-july-2015

(the solicit image is cropped… due to news events of the last month or so… )

Here are some of the other cover thumbnail ideas 🙂

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Was also in Malaysia last week for The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye‘s press check, due out this month in Singapore and Malaysia! 🙂