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Sonny Liew

 
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ABOUT

Sonny Liew is the author of The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, a New York Times and Amazon bestseller, and the first graphic novel to win the Singapore Literature Prize. Sonny’s other work includes The Shadow Hero (with Gene Yang), Doctor Fate (with Paul Levitz) and Malinky Robot, along with work for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, DC Vertigo, First Second Books, Boom Studios, IDW, Disney Press and Image Comics. He has been nominated for multiple Eisner Awards and is a recipient of the Young Artist Award.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 2015 – The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye (Singapore: Epigram Books, 2015; US: Pantheon Books, 2016)
  • 2014 – The Shadow Hero (Gene Luen Yang. Illus. Sonny Liew. US: First Second, 2014)
  • 2011 – Malinky Robot (US: Image Comics, 2011)

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2017 – Eisner Awards nominations (Best Graphic Album–New; Best U.S. Edition of International Material–Asia; Best Writer/Artist; Best Colouring; Best Lettering; Best Publication Design)
  • 2016 – Singapore Literature Prize (English Fiction)
  • 2010 – Young Artist Award recipient

WORKSHOPS BY SONNY LIEW

THE UNDERLANGUAGE OF COMICS
For: 
all students; min. 5 pax
Availability: 1 / 1.5 hours per session; single session
Description: A talk about what makes comics a unique medium – its "underlanguage" of panels, word balloons, text-image interaction and more. Learn what it means to put together text and subtext and discover the richness that lies between them, from the award-winning graphic novelist Sonny Liew.
Learning Outcomes: understand how to identify and analyse visual codes and elements; understand the symbolic links between text and image

DRAWING AND ERASING: A JOURNEY
For: 
all students; min. 5 pax
Availability: 1 / 1.5 hours per session; single session
Description: A talk about a graphic novelist's journey from reading comics for fun to writing and drawing comics for a living. Learn what it means to persist and thrive in a competitive creative industry, and how to meld together passion with practice.
Learning Outcomes: understand what it means to be an artist, and what it takes to establish and build a career.

 

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMME / OUR WRITERS / OUR WORKSHOPS / F.A.Q.

Book A Writer is Sing Lit Station's workshop-for-schools programme, featuring a roster of Singapore's most important writers at work today. *Do you want to Book A Writer? For enquiries on Sonny Liew's availability and workshop rates in Sing Lit Station's Book A Writer programme, do fill in the form below. Messages should take no longer than 2-3 days for a reply.

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