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TALK: Under the Surface by Sonny Liew

  • National Library Board 100 Victoria Street, #14-01 Singapore, 188064 Singapore (map)

As part of SpeechBubble's month long celebration of comics and graphic novels at the National Library, Sonny Liew will be talking about The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, his processes and his sources of inspiration.

As comics combine images and text to tell stories, it has evolved a language of its own, one with similarities to other forms, from prose novels to film and television, but which is also unique in its own limits and possibilities. Join Liew as he wonders whether we can make good comics with bad drawings and other strange notions.

Sonny Liew's The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye was a New York Times and Amazon bestseller, and the first graphic novel to win the Singapore Literature Prize. Other works include Malinky Robot and The Shadow Hero (with Gene Yang), along with titles for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, DC Vertigo, and Image Comics. He has been nominated for multiple Eisner Awards for his art, and for spearheading Liquid City, a multivolume comics anthology featuring creators from Southeast Asia.

VENUE: National Library Board
ADDRESS: 100 Victoria Street, #14-01, Singapore 188064

3 Sep 2016, 1pm-2pm

Earlier Event: September 2
LAUNCH: Staple Magazine, Issue 01