The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

Title
The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye / presented by Sonny Liew.
Author
Liew, Sonny, 1974-
Publication
New York : Pantheon Books, [2016]

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Description
320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color); 27 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
Graphic novels.
Note
  • Chiefly illustrations.
Call Number
JFF 16-1753
ISBN
  • 9781101870693
  • 1101870699
LCCN
2015023576
Author
Liew, Sonny, 1974- artist, author.
Title
The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye / presented by Sonny Liew.
Publisher
New York : Pantheon Books, [2016]
Edition
First American edition.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
"Meet Charlie Chan Hock Chye. Now in his early 70s as he looks back on his career, Chan has spent a lifetime making comics in his native Singapore since he was a boy of 16, in 1954. The artist doubles here as both the narrator and the subject matter, as his life story parallels the changes in Singapore over five decades since the war. The evolution of his artwork mirrors the evolution of both his homeland and the comic book medium itself. The myriad art styles employed by Liew go beyond deft sleight-of-hand and actually inform the narrative in a thoroughly ingenious and engaging way. While all the detail about the formation of the Singapore government adheres meticulously to the facts, the reader is ultimately left wondering whether or not Charlie Chan Hock Chye himself is real or a construct. And given the subject at hand, that quandary only adds to the themes raised in this enthralling graphic novel"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Editions:
Reproduction of (manifestation): Liew, Sonny, 1974- Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Singapore : Epigram Books, [2015] 9789810731069
Research Call Number
JFF 16-1753
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