“A startlingly brilliant tour de force…. At once dizzyingly meta and deeply heartfelt. Probably the greatest work of art ever produced in Singapore.”     —    John Powers,    NPR Fresh Air        "Easily the first comics masterwork of 2016.”     — The Comics Beat     

 

“A startlingly brilliant tour de force…. At once dizzyingly meta and deeply heartfelt. Probably the greatest work of art ever produced in Singapore.”

John Powers, NPR Fresh Air

 

"Easily the first comics masterwork of 2016.”

— The Comics Beat
 

     “A touching, thoughtful meditation on Singapore’s relentless progress.... Brilliantly inventive.”      — The Economist      “A stunning tour de force masterpiece of imagined and real history.”    —  Publishers Weekly

 

“A touching, thoughtful meditation on Singapore’s relentless progress.... Brilliantly inventive.”

— The Economist

“A stunning tour de force masterpiece of imagined and real history.”

Publishers Weekly

  “A joy to read. Sonny Liew masterfully weaves the history of Singapore with the history of comics into something you've never experienced before.”    — Gene Luen Yang, creator of  American Born Chinese  and  Boxers & Saints     

“A joy to read. Sonny Liew masterfully weaves the history of Singapore with the history of comics into something you've never experienced before.”

— Gene Luen Yang, creator of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints

 

  “A   multilayered masterpiece of comic-book and real-world history, a portrait of the postwar world made in a thrilling postmodern style... one of the best comics of the year.”      —Slate        “A landmark work in Singapore comics history.”     —Akshita Nanda,  The Straits Times

“A multilayered masterpiece of comic-book and real-world history, a portrait of the postwar world made in a thrilling postmodern style... one of the best comics of the year.”

—Slate

 

“A landmark work in Singapore comics history.”

—Akshita Nanda, The Straits Times

     "Riotously funny, heartbreakingly beautiful, fizzing with provocative ideas,  The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye  breathes life and intimacy into the multi-layered history of Malaysia and Singapore. Sonny Liew has produced a true masterpiece. "     — Tash Aw, author of  The Harmony Silk Factory  and    Five Star Billionaire

 

"Riotously funny, heartbreakingly beautiful, fizzing with provocative ideas, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye breathes life and intimacy into the multi-layered history of Malaysia and Singapore. Sonny Liew has produced a true masterpiece. " 

— Tash Aw, author of The Harmony Silk Factory and Five Star Billionaire

     “Unique and unprecedented... a masterpiece... This book is a joyous, beautiful, million-faceted thing – a celebration of the comic book medium, a technical masterclass, a thrill ride, a Bildungsroman and an unflinching retrospective of the post-war-into-modern era. I love it, and I'm in awe of it.”     — Mike Carey, author of  Lucifer, The Unwritten  and  The Girl with All the Gifts

 

“Unique and unprecedented... a masterpiece... This book is a joyous, beautiful, million-faceted thing – a celebration of the comic book medium, a technical masterclass, a thrill ride, a Bildungsroman and an unflinching retrospective of the post-war-into-modern era. I love it, and I'm in awe of it.” 

— Mike Carey, author of Lucifer, The Unwritten and The Girl with All the Gifts

     "Bold and inventive.... Visually and conceptually complex....Sonny Liew matures to master status with  The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye .”     — The A.V. Club

 

"Bold and inventive.... Visually and conceptually complex....Sonny Liew matures to master status with The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye.”

— The A.V. Club

     “The combination of a powerful message, artistic virtuosity, and a fascinating framing device make for an un-put-downable read. This relentlessly engaging work stretches the boundaries of the graphic novel medium and is highly recommended for fans of political satire, Chris Ware, or Art Spiegelman.”    —  Library Journal,  *starred review*

 

“The combination of a powerful message, artistic virtuosity, and a fascinating framing device make for an un-put-downable read. This relentlessly engaging work stretches the boundaries of the graphic novel medium and is highly recommended for fans of political satire, Chris Ware, or Art Spiegelman.”

Library Journal, *starred review*

   “Prepare to be swept away by a history of Singapore as you’ve never seen before. Sonny Liew delivers a brilliant and fiercely perceptive appraisal of this remarkable island-state.”     — Paul Gravett, author of  Comics Art  and    1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die


“Prepare to be swept away by a history of Singapore as you’ve never seen before. Sonny Liew delivers a brilliant and fiercely perceptive appraisal of this remarkable island-state.” 

— Paul Gravett, author of Comics Art and 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die

     "Only rarely can a book inspire such delight and joy as this... gorgeous and rewarding, adding up to one of 2016’s most important graphic novels. It’s perfect."    —    Toronto Metro News

 

"Only rarely can a book inspire such delight and joy as this... gorgeous and rewarding, adding up to one of 2016’s most important graphic novels. It’s perfect."

Toronto Metro News

     “A startlingly brilliant tour de force…. At once dizzyingly meta and deeply heartfelt. Probably the greatest work of art ever produced in Singapore.”     —    John Powers,    NPR Fresh Air        "Easily the first comics masterwork of 2016.”     — The Comics Beat     
     “A touching, thoughtful meditation on Singapore’s relentless progress.... Brilliantly inventive.”      — The Economist      “A stunning tour de force masterpiece of imagined and real history.”    —  Publishers Weekly
  “A joy to read. Sonny Liew masterfully weaves the history of Singapore with the history of comics into something you've never experienced before.”    — Gene Luen Yang, creator of  American Born Chinese  and  Boxers & Saints     
  “A   multilayered masterpiece of comic-book and real-world history, a portrait of the postwar world made in a thrilling postmodern style... one of the best comics of the year.”      —Slate        “A landmark work in Singapore comics history.”     —Akshita Nanda,  The Straits Times
     "Riotously funny, heartbreakingly beautiful, fizzing with provocative ideas,  The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye  breathes life and intimacy into the multi-layered history of Malaysia and Singapore. Sonny Liew has produced a true masterpiece. "     — Tash Aw, author of  The Harmony Silk Factory  and    Five Star Billionaire
     “Unique and unprecedented... a masterpiece... This book is a joyous, beautiful, million-faceted thing – a celebration of the comic book medium, a technical masterclass, a thrill ride, a Bildungsroman and an unflinching retrospective of the post-war-into-modern era. I love it, and I'm in awe of it.”     — Mike Carey, author of  Lucifer, The Unwritten  and  The Girl with All the Gifts
     "Bold and inventive.... Visually and conceptually complex....Sonny Liew matures to master status with  The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye .”     — The A.V. Club
     “The combination of a powerful message, artistic virtuosity, and a fascinating framing device make for an un-put-downable read. This relentlessly engaging work stretches the boundaries of the graphic novel medium and is highly recommended for fans of political satire, Chris Ware, or Art Spiegelman.”    —  Library Journal,  *starred review*
   “Prepare to be swept away by a history of Singapore as you’ve never seen before. Sonny Liew delivers a brilliant and fiercely perceptive appraisal of this remarkable island-state.”     — Paul Gravett, author of  Comics Art  and    1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die
     "Only rarely can a book inspire such delight and joy as this... gorgeous and rewarding, adding up to one of 2016’s most important graphic novels. It’s perfect."    —    Toronto Metro News

 

“A startlingly brilliant tour de force…. At once dizzyingly meta and deeply heartfelt. Probably the greatest work of art ever produced in Singapore.”

John Powers, NPR Fresh Air

 

"Easily the first comics masterwork of 2016.”

— The Comics Beat
 

 

“A touching, thoughtful meditation on Singapore’s relentless progress.... Brilliantly inventive.”

— The Economist

“A stunning tour de force masterpiece of imagined and real history.”

Publishers Weekly

“A joy to read. Sonny Liew masterfully weaves the history of Singapore with the history of comics into something you've never experienced before.”

— Gene Luen Yang, creator of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints

 

“A multilayered masterpiece of comic-book and real-world history, a portrait of the postwar world made in a thrilling postmodern style... one of the best comics of the year.”

—Slate

 

“A landmark work in Singapore comics history.”

—Akshita Nanda, The Straits Times

 

"Riotously funny, heartbreakingly beautiful, fizzing with provocative ideas, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye breathes life and intimacy into the multi-layered history of Malaysia and Singapore. Sonny Liew has produced a true masterpiece. " 

— Tash Aw, author of The Harmony Silk Factory and Five Star Billionaire

 

“Unique and unprecedented... a masterpiece... This book is a joyous, beautiful, million-faceted thing – a celebration of the comic book medium, a technical masterclass, a thrill ride, a Bildungsroman and an unflinching retrospective of the post-war-into-modern era. I love it, and I'm in awe of it.” 

— Mike Carey, author of Lucifer, The Unwritten and The Girl with All the Gifts

 

"Bold and inventive.... Visually and conceptually complex....Sonny Liew matures to master status with The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye.”

— The A.V. Club

 

“The combination of a powerful message, artistic virtuosity, and a fascinating framing device make for an un-put-downable read. This relentlessly engaging work stretches the boundaries of the graphic novel medium and is highly recommended for fans of political satire, Chris Ware, or Art Spiegelman.”

Library Journal, *starred review*


“Prepare to be swept away by a history of Singapore as you’ve never seen before. Sonny Liew delivers a brilliant and fiercely perceptive appraisal of this remarkable island-state.” 

— Paul Gravett, author of Comics Art and 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die

 

"Only rarely can a book inspire such delight and joy as this... gorgeous and rewarding, adding up to one of 2016’s most important graphic novels. It’s perfect."

Toronto Metro News

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