BOOK REVIEW: BOUNDLESS, BY JILLIAN TAMAKI (2017)

In her new graphic short story collection, Boundless, Jillian Tamaki explores the ways humans can stretch beyond the bounds of our bodies and minds, and connect with the rest of the universe. Through social media, the imagination, pop culture, weird internet cults, pyramid schemes, appeals to a shared sisterhood, bed bugs, and even, in one … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: BOUNDLESS, BY JILLIAN TAMAKI (2017)

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BOOK REVIEW: THIS ONE SUMMER, BY MARIKO AND JILLIAN TAMAKI (2014)

Some works of art are so delicate, so simple in their beauty, that any words you use to describe them feel clumsy and oafish in comparison. But you want to tell other people about them, so they too will experience them and fall in love with them. And it's hard to tell people about stuff … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: THIS ONE SUMMER, BY MARIKO AND JILLIAN TAMAKI (2014)

TODAY’S RECOMMENDED BOOK: THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE, BY SONNY LIEW (2016)

Setting: Singapore, mostly between the 1940s and 1980s. Premise: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is a graphic biography of Singapore’s greatest comic book artist, Singapore’s very own Osamu Tezuka, Stan Lee and Will Eisner, rolled into one. It is also a treasury of excerpts from his greatest works over the decades, from the … Continue reading TODAY’S RECOMMENDED BOOK: THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE, BY SONNY LIEW (2016)