Epigram Books Blog

We're on iTunes! January 10 2014

Thanks to the hardwork of Aditi (Graphic Novels Editor) and Ilangoh (Sales and Marketing Manager), you can now buy four of our graphic novels, in digital form, on iTunes!

Now available in the following 12 countries:

 
Australia                         Belgium          Canada                            France
         
Germany                  Japan                      Luxembourg           New Zealand
               
Sweden                    Switzerland    United Kingdom          United States

Simply log on with your iTunes account, search for Epigram Books and click “Buy”.

Only USD$9.99!

 

More about the books can be found on the individual pages below:

Monsters, Miracles and Mayonnaise
Drewscape

Ten Sticks and One Rice
Oh Yong Hwee and Koh Hong Teng

Scenegapore
Miel

The Girl Under the Bed
Dave Chua and Xiao Yan


The Inaugural Epigram Books Holiday Pop-up Store! December 07 2012


Spend $100 and get an exclusive goodie bag*, comprising a bestselling NOTBOOK, The Little Nightingale Who Can’t Sing boxset, and an Amos Lee notebook.

  

Enjoy ATTRACTIVE DISCOUNTS OF UP TO 70% on our titles. Check out some of our books that would make great Christmas gifts for your loved ones:
  

 

Mum’s Not Cooking: Favourite Singaporean Recipes for the Near Clueless or Plain Lazy, by Denise Fletcher, is the perfect gift for Singaporean foodies who live abroad, or a kid who’s away at college.

Only the Best!: The ieatishootipost Guide to Singapore’s Shiokest Hawker Food, by local food blogger Dr Leslie Tay, is the only guide you’ll need for laidback weekend meals out with your family.

Our colourful children’s picture books, with their heartwarming tales and beautiful illustrations, make great bedtime stories to read with your young ones. For slightly older kids, consider the bestselling The Diary of Amos Lee series.

 

    

From L-R: A New Home for Bo Bo and Cha Cha, translated children’s title The King and the Frog, and the recently launched The Diary of Amos Lee 4: Lights, Camera, Superstar!

Our graphic novels tell an eclectic array of stories: Ten Sticks and One Rice by Oh Yong Hwee and Koh Hong Teng is inspired by the experiences of their hawker parents and their friends, Miel’s Scenegapore offers sharply observed yet tongue-in-cheek commentary on our country’s past, present, and future, and drewscape’s Monsters, Miracles & Mayonnaise is a collection of personal anecdotes both real and imagined.

 

    

 

And if you’re not sure what would exactly suit someone on your Christmas shopping list, look no further than our bestselling NOTBOOKS that put a positive spin on people’s lovable quirks. This year, we have launched four new titles:

 

      

 

With such an array of titles, the Epigram Books Holiday Pop-up Store is a great one-stop holiday shopping destination. We hope to see you there!

Please note that we only accept payment in cash or by cheque.

Directions:

We are located at 1008 Toa Payoh North, #03-08.

Braddell MRT (NS Line): Take the Toa Payoh North exit and follow the route outlined on the map.

*While stocks last. Goodie bag contents are subject to change.


Epigram Books goes to the Singapore Toy, Games, and Comics Convention August 30 2012

Made-in-Singapore GRAPHIC NOVELS

“(This is) the first real commitment by a local publisher to try out local content, and (it has) made us all very excited.”— Sonny Liew, artist


Epigram Books proudly presents a new initiative never before ventured by any Singaporean publisher: a collection of graphic novels by a group of Singapore-based creators—from seasoned comics veterans to fresh, emerging talents.

The Girl Under the Bed is Dave Chua’s tale of a 13-year-old who befriends a spirit during the Hungry Ghost month. Set to the beautiful absurdist drawings of newcomer, art student Ng Xiao Yan, it will beguile and give you spine-tingling chills. Then be tickled by drewscape’s whimsical Monsters, Miracles & Mayonnaise: a delightful collection of short comic stories that feature the uncanny (monsters), miraculous (miracles) and absolutely mundane (mayonnaise), that will surprise, amuse and draw involuntary chuckles from even the most cynical reader.  Alternatively, go back in time with Miel’s jaunty ‘jalan-jalan’ (walk) through Singapore history in the humorously named Scenegapore, or Oh Yong Hwee and Koh Hong Teng’s Ten Sticks and One Rice, a tale of a former secret society member turned satay seller, reflecting the struggles and tribulations of a man making a life for himself in the ever-transforming Singapore.

Finally, award-winning artist Sonny Liew pays tribute in The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, a graphic novel showcasing the life of a pioneering but largely forgotten comics artist in Singapore.  This ground breaking work straddles the divide between the real and imaginary, reflecting Chan’s deep passion for both his chosen medium of comics and his country. This title is due to be launched in February 2015. Look out for it!

Epigram Books’ debut foray into graphic novels reflect the wonderfully diverse and creative skills of these Singaporean creators. The works call out to all of us to appreciate and enjoy the art of comics, and recognise and treasure the artistic talents in our society.

The first four titles, The Girl Under the Bed, Monsters, Miracles & Mayonnaise, Scenegapore and Ten Sticks and One Rice will be launched at a panel-cum-book event at Books Kinokuniya Singapore on Saturday, 17 November at 4:00PM.  Before that, get sneak-peeks, the inside scoop and find out trade secrets on the local comics publishing scene at the Singapore Toys Games and Comics Convention at Marina Bay Sands on Sunday, 2 September, at 10:30AM where all six of our creators will be holding a panel discussion entitled, “How to Maximise Wealth, Ace Your Exams and Be A Winning Winner by Drawing Comics”!