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The Resource The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Sonny Liew

The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Sonny Liew

Label
The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye
Title
The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye
Statement of responsibility
Sonny Liew
Creator
Artist
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
Member of
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."--Provided by publisher
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10484098
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Liew, Sonny
Dewey number
741.595979
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
810
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Pantheon Graphic Novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Singapore
  • Singapore
Target audience
adult
Label
The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Sonny Liew
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054947906
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781101870693
Lccn
2015023576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910979635
Label
The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Sonny Liew
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054947906
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781101870693
Lccn
2015023576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910979635

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