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Liquid City, Vol2 Book Launch in Singapore.

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Have you gotten your latest buy this Halloween yet? Liquid City Volume 2, was launched yesterday in Singapore at Kinokuniya Bookstore, Ngee Ann City. It’s a collection of short stories drawn in various comics styles by South East Asia artists. This volume also includes highlights about the history and transformation of comics in Cambodia, Indonesia and The Philippines.

What immediately caught my attention was the story – Paper City by Koh Hong Teng and Dave Chua. It talks about paper-making for the dead – an art that had captivated  me since young.  Much to my disappointment,  the story ended abruptly. A pity! I didn’t stayed on for long when some artists started to digress on their self achievements and blah.  Anyway, picture tells  a thousand words.

Liquid City Volume 2 Book Cover. Pretty cover. I love her rich contrast of hues and art direction in this piece. It’s done by Shelly Wan, currently a visual development artist in Pixar.

Liquid City Volume 2 Book Cover (Retail Price: SGD37.75, Available at Kinokuniya Bookstore). I thought it’s quite expensive being priced at SGD37. Nonetheless, we still bought Vol1 and Vol2 to support our local and Asian artists.

Drewscape! It was like a fan meets idol. My partner was very excited when Drew suddenly emerged from the crowd and spoke about his work.

Don Low! Oh yes. Don was probably the only person I know or rather know him virtually. Ha!  He was one of the other reasons I was there to check out the book launch. Do check out his amazing works at

Sonny Liew – The brainchild and editor for Liquid City. I wasn’t expecting a youngster. More of a late 30ish uncle or even a 40ish?? And yes, he does look very familiar.

Here’s the crowd of artists. I was trying to figure out who was who. Name-tags or some form of identification would have been good. From my observation, probably only 4 artists did managed to speak clearly and had the confidence to articulate about their works in public space. Their voice can only be truly heard in those pages that speak volumes.



Written by poppy

October 31, 2010 at 2:23 pm

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  1. If you had missed the opportunity, to get their signatures last Saturday, meet them this Saturday (6 Nov), 2-4pm at Prologue Bookstore at Ion, Level 4. =)

    Diana Koh

    November 1, 2010 at 1:47 pm

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