The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye
By Sonny Liew
The Singapore Story, told from the alternative perspective of a cartoonist in this satirical Eisner-winning graphic novel.
WINNER OF THE EISNER AWARD FOR BEST WRITER/ARTIST 2017
WINNER OF THE EISNER AWARD FOR BEST PUBLICATION DESIGN 2017
WINNER OF THE EISNER AWARD FOR BEST U.S. EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL—ASIA 2017
WINNER OF THE 2016 SINGAPORE BOOK AWARDS' BOOK OF THE YEAR
WINNER OF SINGAPORE LITERATURE PRIZE 2016 (ENGLISH FICTION)
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is a biography showcasing the life and work of Chan Hock Chye, a pioneering but largely forgotten comics artist in Singapore. With a career spanning more than five decades, from pre-independent Singapore through its three Prime Ministers, Chan’s work reflects the changing political and economic environment in Singapore.
Containing Chan’s original illustrations, paintings and sketches, this is a groundbreaking work and labour of love aimed at recapturing the portrait of an artist, whose deep passion for comics and country is given a fitting tribute by award-winning comics artist Sonny Liew.