31 October 2010

Liquid City Vol.2 book launch

Today marked the first of 2 events to launch the second volume of Liquid City - the comics anthology by Image Comics featuring comics creators from Southeast Asia. Two years after the launch of the first volume, Liquid City is back again bringing more tales centred around the fluid, ever-changing nature of cities and their citizens.

Featuring both established as well as new creators, Liquid City is a visual treat presenting a variety of styles and genres. If you manage to peel yourself from returning cover artist Shelly Wan's painted cover and flip the pages to a buffet offering of good to great comic strips ranging from Miel's "Signs" to Dave Chua and Koh Hong Teng's "Paper City" to Lefty's "The Way Back" to Troy Chin's "Delays". Malaysian legend Lat contributes a new strip about football game in Malaysia. Co-editor Sonny Liew himself contributes a very Singaporean "The Hunt for Mas Selamat" (with a bogus, in-his-dreams football scoreline).

The spotlight wasn't merely on Liquid City Vol.2, with appearances by local artists Ye Zhen and Otto Fong who spoke about their recent comics work.

Don't worry if you missed the book launch at Kinokuniya earlier today, there will be another book launch event next week (6 November 2010, 2pm) at {prologue}, Ion Orchard.

Be sure to check out Dave Chua and Koh Hong Teng's "Gone Case: The Graphic Novel" slated to launch later this year at STGCC 2010

Otto Fong signing my copy of Sir Fong's Adventures in Science Book 3: Cells!

Otto Fong together with guest artist Koh Hong Teng who drew backgrounds for a page in the book

Koh Hong Teng obliges with his autograph

Troy Chin ... always delightful to have a chat with

JC Wong with Ye Zhen looking on

Autograph production line

Liquid City Vol. 1 & 2

Managed to add Hong Teng's autograph to my Vol.1

Vol.2 autographs

Otto's and Hong Teng's autographs on Otto's latest book

Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man #50 signed by Sonny Liew

Marvel's adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice signed by Sonny Liew

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