GEEK OUT!!! RESIDENT TOURIST (PART 9) BY TROY CHIN

If you are familiar with the underground genre known as “autographical comics” and its lauded authors viz. Robert Crumb, Harvey Pekar, Art Spiegelman, Joe Matt, Chester Brown et al, then simply put, Troy Chin’s Resident Tourist is the Singaporean version.

GEEK OUT! SPEECH BUBBLE – OPENING NIGHT

Organised jointly by cartoonist Sonny Liew and writer-historian CT Lim in conjunction with the National Library, Speech Bubble is a exhibition showcase of the marginalised art form popularly known as comic books. The opening night event was held last night at the National Library, Basement 1 Central Public Library and Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! REMEMBER THE WHOLE STEVE ROGERS HYDRA AGENT BROUHAHA? IT WAS ALL JUST A GIMMICK!

“But I certainly believe it’s not a gimmick. It’s a story that we spent a long time on, that’s compelling and captures the zeitgeist of the world. It will make readers wonder how the heck we’ll get out of this.” These are the words of Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort Continue Reading

GRAHIC NOVEL REVIEW: PATIENCE (BY DANIEL CLOWES)

Synopsis Our protagonist is Jack Barlow – a bit of a loser character. Jack’s pregnant wife – Patience – is murdered in 2016 and that event traumatises him for life. Thirteen years later, he comes across a time travel device which provides him with the opportunity to prevent Patience’s murder. Continue Reading

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: THE RESIDENT TOURIST (PART 7)

At the launch of the seventh edition of Troy Chin’s The Resident Tourist held at Books Kinokuniya, the author himself mentioned to me that my reviews of his books are ‘biased’. Meaning that my glowing assessments of his work are somehow less than objective due to the fact that I Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! GREEN LANTERN – RENEGADE

The latest DC crossover event Convergence gave the company the excuse to reboot its characters yet again. For some reason, Marvel and DC are convinced that comic book readers constantly want something new in lieu of memorable stories. The Silver Age Green Lantern (a.k.a. Hal Jordan) gets his latest makeover Continue Reading