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Comics Review - Nov 2016

Comics Review - Nov 2016


Story/Art: Tanky

Big Egg Comics

One of the best local comics to come out this year, S!LENCE debuted at this year's STGCC and reading it again, it still holds up as a strong story. Created originally as an entry for the Silent Manga Audition, Tanky has done a SF / jungle manga story that will have you at the edge of your seat and still tug the heartstrings. S!LENCE didn't win anything but it gave Tanky the opporunity to create this delightful silent comic, which reminds me of HK's Lai Tat Tat Weng. The same kind of quirkiness and sense of discovery. 

Silent comics have been around for a long time. See David Berona's Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels. And for us in Southeast Asia with our myriad of languages, a silent comic actually transcends boundaries and borders. I did a few myself with artists from Indonesia and it was fun.

There is a SWF panel coming up on the power of wordless stories this Saturday at 10 am at The Arts House. Go check it out.

In the meantime, as I write this, Trump is creeping up as the winner of the US elections. So will the short story by Tanky included in here, If My Best Friend Was An Alien, come true? 

(4 stars)




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