Singapore cartoonist Sonny Liew swept the comic industry's "Oscars" and is a hit at home, but the city-state has struggled with how to respond to his surprise best seller that challenges its own carefully-scripted version of historySingapore cartoonist Sonny Liew swept the comic industry's "Oscars" and is a hit at home, but the city-state has struggled with how to respond to his surprise best seller, which challenges its own carefully-scripted version of history.
A supporter displays a figurine of former parliamentary speaker Halimah Yacob, who has been named the country's new president (AFP Photo/ROSLAN RAHMAN)Singapore (AFP) - Singapore got its first female president Wednesday, but the milestone was overshadowed by criticism that her selection was undemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote.
With a cast of aliens and robots and a mish-mash of influences, Liew’s graphic novel “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye” appears at first glance more of a paean to history’s greatest comic book artists than a subversive tome. But the story — which retells Singapore’s story from the 1950s to the present through the eyes of a fictional cartoonist — questions the official narrative hammered into citizens of the tightly-controlled city-state from a young age.
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