Caroline Sharp is cursed with the gift of immortality. As a super-spy and a shapeshifter, Sharp has had a long career. But now she just wants things to end. And she’s finally found a way out of this life– but if she wants to use that ticket, she’ll have to take everyone else in the […]
THIS WEEK: Time is super-limited this week (every once in a while, real-life calls), so Kyle is focusing on one comic – the last bi-weekly issue of Dan Jurgens’ delightful Action Comics run aka there’s no Round-Up this time around – I’ll make it up to you next time! In better news, Andrea Ayres joins […]
FIBD #45 is just a memory now but it seems to be a pleasant one for most people who attended. The hanging out and eating wonderful three hour dinners was just fine, as usual, but the show had none of the mortifying faux pas of the past few years and serious things were taken seriously. […]
We at Comics Beat are simply in love with Sonny Liew’s The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, which is up for six Eisner Awards this year including best new graphic album, best writer/artist, best U.S. edition of international material (Asia), best colouring, best lettering, and best publication design.
Just a few hours ago I noted that Sonny Liew is a certified comics genius, and now he’s leading this year’s Eisner Award nominations with six for his The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye which is, by most definitions, a masterpiece. The book, a social history of Singapore, uses a dizzying array of comics styles […]
Now THIS is how you market to expand comics readership. In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Gene Luen Yang and Panda Express have teamed to give away a brand new comic featuring The Green Turtle — the first Asian American superhero and star of the acclaimed graphic novel The Shadow Hero.
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Sonny Liew’s incredible history of Singapore told through an invented comics history, has become the first graphic novel to win the Singapore Literature Prize for English Fiction. It also won Book of the Year at the Singapore Book Awards. The accolades come as some vindication for Liew; […]
The Beat sat down with cartoonist Sonny Liew to chat about The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye – hisvnew graphic novel recently published in the US discussing Singapore’s tumultuous history after WWII through the work of prolific Singaporean cartoonist Charlie Chan Hock Chye.
I’m flying out to cover Image Expo and Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, but if I was sticking around San Francisco you’d be certain to see me at Sonny Liew’s book release tour stop at The Isotope. Sonny Liew’s The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye has already been declared “2016’s first superalitve graphic novel” by our own Kyle Pinion, great review from NPR’s Fresh Air, and it’s already part of the discussion for what is 2016’s first comics masterpiece. What’s happening and where else can you see him?
Controversy! The title of “First Great Comic of 2016” is hotly contested this year!