Comics Alternative on Location: Talking with Sonny Liew at UT Dallas

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Singapore History, Robots, and Fate


On this special on-location episode, Derek poses a series of questions to Sonny Liew during his recent visit to the University of Texas at Dallas. Sonny was a guest speaker for the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, and he talked with the audience about his new book, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, as well as his experiences within the comics industry. During the exchange, Sonny presented selections from his portfolio and fielded a variety of questions from students and other members of the audience about his art training, his work with DC and Marvel, the Singapore comics scene, and any suggestions he might have for aspiring artists and storytellers. He also discussed with the Derek and the audience his work on other books, including Malinky RobotWonderlandThe Shadow Hero, and his current run as the artist on Doctor Fate.

Thanks to the School of ATEC at UT Dallas for sponsoring this event. And a special thank you to Jessica Bowers, Rawan Alhosani, and Nadia Dubell for taking photos during the event!


Sonny discusses his work with the UT Dallas community.


Sonny and Derek listen to questions from the audience.


Sonny tells Derek about his “Hitler car” project from his days at the Rhode Island School of Design.