Posts Tagged ‘Comics’

Bad Poetry #3

April 5, 2019

Below is the link to #3 of Bad Poetry, my ongoing comic series for Aroo, a Tamil-language SF journal.

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Bad Poetry #2

January 19, 2019

Below is the link to #2 of Bad Poetry, my ongoing comic series for Aroo, a Tamil-language SF journal.

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Bad Poetry #1

October 1, 2018

Below is the link to #1 of Bad Poetry, my ongoing comic series for Aroo, a Tamil-language SF journal.
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Old Heroes Solve Mystery

September 15, 2018

Written and drawn by Gwee Li Sui

Published with the support of Lien Foundation and Ngee Ann Polytechnic, 2018

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Myth of the Stone Gets Sung!

October 3, 2017

Iris Koh writes and sings “Oracle of the Stone”, the text for which is taken from Gwee Li Sui’s Myth of the Stone. The video is created by C. Axworthy.

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Comical Literature Singapore, Page 4

September 25, 2014

Gwee Li Sui’s 4-page “Comical Literature Singapore” was published in Peter Nazareth’s e-book Re-Membering Singapore (2014).  It appears in its entirety here with the permission of both Nazareth and the publisher Goa 1556.

Gwee, Comical Sing Lit 4 (Small)

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Comical Literature Singapore, Page 3

September 25, 2014

Gwee Li Sui’s 4-page “Comical Literature Singapore” was published in Peter Nazareth’s e-book Re-Membering Singapore (2014).  It appears in its entirety here with the permission of both Nazareth and the publisher Goa 1556.

Gwee, Comical Sing Lit 3 (Small)

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Comical Literature Singapore, Page 2

September 25, 2014

Gwee Li Sui’s 4-page “Comical Literature Singapore” was published in Peter Nazareth’s e-book Re-Membering Singapore (2014).  It appears in its entirety here with the permission of both Nazareth and the publisher Goa 1556.

Gwee, Comical Sing Lit 2 (Small)

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Comical Literature Singapore, Page 1

September 25, 2014

Gwee Li Sui’s 4-page “Comical Literature Singapore” was published in Peter Nazareth’s e-book Re-Membering Singapore (2014).  It appears in its entirety here with the permission of both Nazareth and the publisher Goa 1556.

For a full-screen view, click here.

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Gweek Goes on Malaysian Radio!

June 11, 2014

Gwee Li Sui was interviewed by Umapagan Ampikaipakan in his Bookmark radio programme on BFF89.9 – The Business Station on 10 June 2014. This interview focused on the re-release of Myth of the Stone and the literary scene in Singapore today.

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10 More Things You Probably Didn’t Know about “Myth of the Stone”

October 28, 2013

To celebrate the 20th anniversary return of Gwee Li Sui’s Myth of the StoneGweek Culture presents 10 more fun facts you probably didn’t know about this historic graphic novel. The new edition will get a Singapore Writers Festival launch on 2 November 2013 at 2.30pm.

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about “Myth of the Stone”

October 19, 2013

Gweek Culture celebrates the 20th anniversary return of Gwee Li Sui’s forgotten classic, Myth of the Stone! Here are 10 fun facts you probably didn’t know about this quirky graphic novel from Singapore. Not knowing the book in the first place doesn’t count as one… The new edition was launched officially at Kinokuniya Bookshop (Ngee Ann City) on 26 October 2013 at 4pm.

MOTS Cover

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Myth of the Stone: 20th Anniversary Edition

October 18, 2013

Written and drawn by Gwee Li Sui

Published by Epigram Books, 2013

One of 85 landmark books named by the National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Myth Cover 2

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Time Masters: Vanishing Point

November 5, 2011

Amazing. 20 years after DC made a spectacular blotched job with a similarly-titled limited series, there seems to be no pressure to do it right this time at all. If anything, Time Masters appears to have become the stamp for cynically-written comics, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. I dare anyone to find a redemptive quality in this book. The time travellers brought together by Rip Hunter now include superheroes Booster Gold, Superman, and Green Lantern. That’s a seismic shift in job qualification, but don’t let it fool you. The quest remains equally meaningless on an epic scale at every turn. There’s consistency.

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Time Masters

November 4, 2011

Following the highly entertaining 2006-2007 series 52, some pretty strange decisions were made at DC’s Head Office. One of these was to reprint Bob Wayne and Lewis Shiner’s 8-issue Time Masters from 1990. I guess everything from its archives will eventually get at least one round of re-release, and it does make business sense to cash in on a character who has recently found mass appeal again. But that’s as much excuse as I can generate for this 2008 appearance of the best-forgotten series.

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Learning to Adapt

July 2, 2011

This review of Dave Chua and Koh Hong Teng’s Gone Case appeared in S/PORES, Volume 9 (2011).

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R.E.B.E.L.S.: The Son and the Stars

December 27, 2010

So everything is moving along nicely for this hugely entertaining series — among the better ones to emerge for DC in a while — and what happens? You get a crossover event. If you ever need one reason why comic universe crises shouldn’t affect every single character at any time at the same time, this is it. DC’s almost megalomaniacal wish for harmonisation throws a box of spanners into a plot machinery that has otherwise been churning along smoothly.

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R.E.B.E.L.S.: Strange Companions

December 26, 2010

This is seriously the best team-up adventure title DC is publishing right now. I’d let Secret Six rank as a close contender. Forget Dwayne McDuffie’s and James Robinson’s JLA and the current split JSA under the increasingly undynamic duo, Bill Willingham and Matt Sturges. (Just stick to Fables, dudes!) I’m taking back every single complaint I ever made about the first R.E.B.E.L.S. volume. I was mouthing off then without giving a second thought to the kind of edifice Tony Bedard is erecting brick by brick. This series really does get better once you recognise the scale of what he is setting you up for. How could I have missed it? Is Bedard Brainiac 4 or 6 or what?

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The Life and Times of Martha Washington in the 21st Century

July 5, 2010

So I am cheating again, reviewing an omnibus edition and not the separate trade paperbacks that chronicle the adventures of one of comicdom’s most memorable characters. And why have I even bought this? I already own more than half the stuff included here, and the colour remastering is honestly negligible: I’ve been staring, and I still can’t tell the difference. But only this release can pay proper tribute to a masterpiece of science fiction that first appeared in 1990 and kept resurfacing until its definite end in 2007. Who at the beginning would have expected the title to turn into the epic it since became? My own love for the graphic novel genre practically got its training wheels from Martha Washington — soldier, patriot, rebel, explorer, and messiah, the Flash Gordon, Paul Atreides, and Ellen Ripley of comics!

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A God Somewhere

July 4, 2010

This graphic novel written by John Arcudi is something either you have heard about or you haven’t. If you haven’t and are wondering whether it is essential reading, it isn’t. This isn’t the Watchmen or Rising Stars of the moment. Not much in the comics world will change because of its thematic exploration. You won’t want to read it a couple more times to be sure that you got everything right and haven’t missed some crucial detail. The art by Peter Snejbjerg may have its special moments, but it’s not something you can’t find elsewhere or will hail for its technical brilliance. This is not that kind of accomplished work.

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