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The Art of Charlie Hock Chan Chye by Sonny Liew (a frequent collaborator with the MacArthur Grant winning comics artist Gene Luen Yang) paints a picture of Singapore in transition. It does so with a dizzying array of art: photographs, doodles, portraits, and comics drawn from each era of its recent history. All this is juxtaposed with the graphic memoir of Chye himself, the country’s greatest—and unjustly forgotten—cartoonist. But there’s a catch: Charlie Hock Chan Chye never existed! Sonny Liew draws from manga, superhero comics and newspaper strips to create Chye’s body of work. The results are fictional, yes. But it is a dazzling creative high wire act, inextricable from politics, writing in the lives and times of thinkers, artists and revolutionaries who were very much real. The Art of Charlie Hock Chan Chye proves that art is political, and politics a form of personal expression.

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781101870693
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Published: Pantheon - March 2016

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If you like kickass girls, weird sci-fi and seventies retro vibes, you can't go wrong with Paper Girls. Brain Vaughan brings us a new graphic novel that's part classic coming-of-age, part alien-time travel adventure. The illustrations are beautifully eerie and almost dystopian, and fit perfectly with the unlikely group of newspaper delivery girls who come together in a story of friendship, adolescence and creepy monsters from the future.

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781632156747
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Published: Image Comics - April 5th, 2016

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$12.99
ISBN: 9781632158956
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Published: Image Comics - December 6th, 2016

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Are you looking to take a deep dive; to be immersed completely and thoroughly in a fictional world? Look no further than Monstress, written by Marjorie Liu with artwork by Sana Takeda. Set in a realm ruled by magics and science, this epic tale begins a few years after a disastrous war between humans and their bitter enemies, the Arcanics. Caught in between is Maika Halfwolf, an Arcanic with a shadowy past and power, who is on a quest to understand who she is and where she comes from. The answers may determine the fate of this realm. Beautifully written by Liu, this is a story that explores the boundaries of fear and discrimination while also giving you a sense that there is much left to be uncovered.

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By Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda (Artist)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632157096
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Published: Image Comics - July 19th, 2016

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