- 5th Anniversary Edition with a special Bonus section • Winner of 3 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2017
- Shortlisted for Mature Readers category, ISLN Red Dot Book Awards 2016–2017
- Winner for the English Fiction category, Singapore Literature Prize 2016
- Best International Design, PingPrisen Prize 2017
- Romics Festival Premio speciale della giuria (Special Jury Prize) 2018
- The New York Times Bestseller
- French, Italian, Spanish, Thai, USA English Languages, Traditional and Simplified Chinese Languages rights sold.
Celebrating 5 years of the groundbreaking Singapore graphic novel that has become a beloved classic and international sensation. This special edition includes bonus material from the creator Sonny Liew.
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. This groundbreaking, critically-acclaimed graphic novel charts the life and work of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, a pioneering but largely forgotten comic artist in Singapore. With a career spanning more than five decades, from post-war Singapore through independence, Chan's work reflects the country's changing political and economic environment.
This work is enlivened by Chan's original illustrations, paintings and sketches, and captures a portrait of an artist whose deep passion for comics and country is given a fitting tribute by Eisner-winning comic artist Sonny Liew.