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

The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, presented by Sonny Liew

Label
The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye
Title
The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye
Statement of responsibility
presented by 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"--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BPLCP
Citation source
  • Bklst 05/15/2016
  • PW 01/04/2016
  • Kirkus 01/01/2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Liew, Sonny
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chye, Charlie Chan Hock
  • Economic history
  • Political science
  • Singapore
  • Singapore
Label
The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, presented by Sonny Liew
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Chiefly illustrations
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
961040147
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781101870693
Lccn
2015023576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)961040147
Label
The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, presented by Sonny Liew
Publication
Note
Chiefly illustrations
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
961040147
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781101870693
Lccn
2015023576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)961040147

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