Comic Relief

The artist behind the controversial The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Sonny Liew shares his foray into the world of illustration.

words toh wei shi
images courtesy of sonny liew

The artist behind the controversial The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Sonny Liew shares his foray into the world of illustration.

Quirky and almost irreverent at times, comic artist Sonny Liew’s works showcase whimsical worlds of imagination. He is the author behind the somewhat-contentious The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, which won the 2016 Singapore Literature Prize for fiction. Through the lens of a fictitious comic artist, the eponymous Chan Hock Chye, Sonny explores Singapore’s history and politics.

Read more in the NOV2016-JAN2017 issue of little.