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The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye / presented by Sonny Liew.

Liew, Sonny, 1974- author, illustrator. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 7 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Laurel PL FIC LIE YA (Text) 36241000387041 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown YA LIEW G.N. (Text) 75342000081524 Young Adult Fiction Graphic Novel Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown YA GRAPHIC NOVEL LIEW (Text) 39213000768444 Young Adult Graphic Novels Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland JF LIEW (Text) 76383000440106 Junior Graphic Novels Checked out 04/13/2017
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch YA GRAPHIC LIEW (Text) 39391006736175 YA Graphic Fiction Available -
Mitchell Comm. PL - Mitchell GN YA LIE (Text) 36823001557316 YA Graphic Novels Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library YA 741.5 LIE (Text) 70741000139998 Adult Non Fiction Available -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse YA 741.5 LIE GRAPHIC (Text) 50577011032527 YA, Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101870693 (hardcover: alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1101870699 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 320 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2015.

Content descriptions

General Note: "Originally published in paperback in Singapore by Epigram Booksin 2015."--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-316).
Summary, etc.: "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"--Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note: GN 810 Lexile.
Subject: Singapore > Politics and government > Comic books, strips, etc.
Singapore > Economic conditions > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.

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