The best comics of 2016 so far: The A.V. Club’s catch-up guide

The comics landscape is expanding every year, and it can be difficult to find what’s good in the sea of ongoings, miniseries, graphic novels, digital comics, and webcomics. 2016 has featured new works by some of the industry’s top talent as well as impressive projects by up-and-coming creators, so The A.V. Club …

Sonny Liew matures to master status with The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

Mostly known for collaborative efforts like The Shadow Hero with Gene Luen Yang and Doctor Fate with Paul Levitz, Sonny Liew gets the space to fully demonstrate his capacity as a cartoonist in The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye (Pantheon Books). Delivering a hyper-political work that seamlessly blends the life and art…

Pantheon exclusive: The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye explores fictional icon’s life

Charlie Chan Hock Chye is Singapore’s greatest cartoonist. He’s not a real living person, but in Sonny Liew’s new Pantheon graphic novel, The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, the fictional title character is used to explore the evolution of the island city-state through the work of one of its most prominent artists.…

DC Bombshells builds a feminist story from pin-up superhero designs

The oversexualization of female characters is a hot-button issue in superhero comics, so there was reasonable cause for concern when DC announced a new series based on a line of collectible statues depicting its female heroes and villains as ’40s-style pin-up girls. Attaching a creative team of women to the project…

Gene Yang and Sonny Liew have [CENSORED] words for their cartooning hero

The Internet features more than its share of negativity and snark—sometimes you’ve just gotta vent. But there’s plenty of room for love, too. With Fan Up, we ask pop-culture people we admire to tell us about something they really, really like. For Comics Week, some of our favorite comics artists are paying tribute to…