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August 6, 2020

Historical

Sonny Liew, the Attack Dog, and Singapore’s historical comic book controversy

Comic book writers should spare a thought for colleagues in countries where politics intersects with creation. In this article, we look at a controversy which has arisen in Singapore pitting a comic book creator against its government. Singapore is a democracy with rule-of-law institutions inherited from its time as part of the British Empire. Singapore

The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded (review)

The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded Abrams ComicArts, 2016 Writer: Jim Ottaviani The afterword to this comic notes the 2009 formal posthumous apology to Alan Turing in the United Kingdom parliament made by then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown on behalf of the British Government. It also notes the 2013 pardon granted by Queen Elizabeth II for

A Castle in England (Review)

A Castle in England Nobrow Ltd, 2017 Writer: Jamie Rhodes This comic is very curious. It is composed of five vignettes, each written by Jamie Rhodes in conjunction with five artists. The first vignette is called “The Labourer”, set in the time of the time of the Peasants Revolt of 1381. The second is entitled

The Death of Stalin (review)

The Death of Stalin (review) Titan Comics, 2017 Writer: Fabian Nury A motion picture based upon this comic is due for release in 2018. It is billed as a comedy, and has a wonderful cast of comedic actors including Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buschemi, and Michael Palin. Those wishing to read the source material and enjoy

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