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We are excited to announce that Sonny Liew's acclaimed graphic novel The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye has received six nominations in the 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, topping the list for the most nominations this year. 

The US edition of his book has been nominated in the following categories:

  • Best Graphic Album
  • Best U.S. Edition of International Material–Asia
  • Best Writer/Artist
  • Best Coloring
  • Best Lettering, and
  • Best Publication Design

The Singapore edition published by Epigram Books has previously won a number of local awards, including Book of the Year at the 2016 Singapore Book Awards, and Best Fiction Title at the Singapore Literature Prize in the same year. The US edition made The New York Times Bestseller list for graphic novels, as well as numerous year-end must-read lists by overseas publications such as The Economist and The Washington Post.

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards is widely considered as the comic book industry's equivalent of the Oscars, and this year's nominees involve 120 titles from 50 publishers worldwide.

We'd like to congratulate Sonny for this historic achievement, and wish him the very best come July.

For more information on the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2017, please visit the San Diego Comic-Con International website at https://www.comic-con.org/awards/eisner-awards-current-info.

May 03, 2017 by Boon Test full access view