The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye (5th Anniversary Edition)


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 New York Times Bestseller
Romics Festival Premio speciale della giuria (Special Jury Prize) 2018

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye tells the history of Singapore through the life and work of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, a pioneering but largely forgotten comic artist in Singapore. Celebrate 5 years of this groundbreaking Singapore graphic novel that has become a beloved classic and international sensation. This special edition has bonus material that includes a Q&A with the creator Sonny Liew and treasured sketches.

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.