SONNY LIEW NOMINATED FOR SIX EISNER COMIC AWARDS

Published on 3 May 2017

Credit: Goodman Arts Centre

Singaporean graphic novelist Sonny Liew received the most number of nominations at this year’s Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards (or more commonly known as Eisner Awards) for the much acclaimed The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye.

The annual Eisner awards are considered the Academy Awards of the comics world and results will be announced on July 21. Liew’s graphic novel, which revolves around the life of a fictional Singaporean comics artist from the 1950s to the present, has been nominated in the following categories:

– Best Graphic Album – New

– Best U.S. Edition of Internatonal Material-Asia

– Best Writer/Artist

– Best Coloring

– Best Lettering

– Best Publication Design

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye won Book of the Year for Singapore Book Awards 2016 and the Singapore Literature Prize 2016 (English Fiction). It was published in Singapore by Epigram Books in 2015 and was picked up by Pantheon Books in the United States last year.

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