29 May '15, 8am

National Arts Council revokes $8,000 grant for new graphic novel, publisher prints stickers to cover up their logo

In typical Singaporean fashion, the National Arts Council (NAC) has revoked its paltry $8,000 publication grant for a newly-published graphic novel, The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by award-winning comics artist Sonny Liew. It tells the story of a Singaporean artist who represents 60-odd years of local history through comics interspersed with biographical details. The book’s publisher, Epigram Books, said $6,400 of the grant has been disbursed but will be returning the money. Stickers are being printed to cover up the arts council logo in the printed books. About 1,000 copies were printed and it retails for $34.90 in major bookstores. The reason for the withdrawal? If only I knew then I would be able to write a more precise article about this issue. However, according to the ever helpful The Straits Times on May 29, 2015, an explanation (of sorts) has been offered: Mr Kh...

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