Changing History Through Comics


In this Saturday profile for The New York Times, I look at an unconventional historian--the comic book artist Sonny Liew.

Liew is one of Singapore's most unconventional artists, mainly because he uses manga to challenge the city-state's creation myth of being guided by a firm but fair ruler. The piece made me think of China and how historic change might happen there--perhaps by this sort of gradual development. 

Category: New York Times, Project History and Memory, Literature, 
Posted by: ian
Jul 14, 2017