Posts Tagged ‘ The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye ’

Sonny Liew Nominated for Singaporean of the Year

December 27, 2017
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Sonny Liew Nominated for Singaporean of the Year

Sonny Liew, the triple Eisner Award-winning creator of The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, is wrapping up a banner year with yet another honor back home in Singapore. Along with nine other impressive residents of the city-state, Liew is nominated for the Straits-Times newspaper’s Singaporean of the Year Award. The Art of Charlie Chan…

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Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Counters Official Version of Singapore History

July 21, 2017
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Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Counters Official Version of Singapore History

Two years ago on the eve of publication for Sonny Liew’s tour de force graphic history of Singapore, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, the city-state’s National Arts Council suddenly got cold feet and revoked a promised grant due to the book’s “sensitive content.” That didn’t stop it from selling out in Singapore (in…

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Awards & Nominations Pile Up for Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

June 8, 2017
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Awards & Nominations Pile Up for Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

Singapore’s government may not have appreciated Sonny Liew’s graphic history The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, but everyone else certainly does! Despite losing a promised National Arts Council publishing grant due to “sensitive content” just before the book’s initial launch, Liew has been riding a wave of international success ever since. His unique pseudo-biography…

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Print Magazine Includes She Changed Comics in Best of 2016!

January 2, 2017
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Print Magazine Includes She Changed Comics in Best of 2016!

CBLDF is thrilled and honored that She Changed Comics, our book collecting profiles of more than 60 women who transformed the landscape of free expression and expanded the comics artform, has been included on Print magazine’s list of the Best Graphic Novels and Books About Comics from 2016! The sumptuously illustrated list was compiled by…

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Financial Setback Doesn’t Stop Sonny Liew Graphic Novel from Selling Out

June 9, 2015
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Financial Setback Doesn’t Stop Sonny Liew Graphic Novel from Selling Out

“The retelling of Singapore’s history in the work potentially undermines the authority or legitimacy of the government and its public institutions, and thus breaches our funding guidelines.” This guideline was what led the National Arts Council (NAC) of Singapore to withdraw a grant issued to support the publication of Sonny Liew’s newest graphic novel The…

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