29 Sep '17, 8am

[Mothership] Sonny Liew reveals why NAC revoked grant for The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

“The arts scene has indeed grown over the years but there are still some who find the climate limiting. Notably, artist Sonny Liew was perturbed when NAC withdrew an $8,000 grant for his graphic novel, The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, because of its “sensitive content”. The book was nonetheless published and, impressively, went on to win three awards at the prestigious Eisner Awards. Lately, the artist said he is declining a $19,000 grant for a new book as he did not wish to get “too tangled up in the compromises involved”.”

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/09/sonny-liew-reveals-why-the-...

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