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About Liquid City

The Liquid City comics anthologies from Image are a collection of work from celebrated and emerging Southeast Asian creators. Liquid City promises unforgettable tales of cities and the people who live in them.

Volume One features Robots, Monkey Kings and Giant Whales, bringing together artists and writers from South-east Asian countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines, as well as collaborators from beyond the region.

From Leong Wan Kok’s distinct post apocalyptic landscapes and alien creatures to Lat’s charming look back at Malaysian life in the 1960s, from Mike Carey’s meditation on colonialism to kenfoo’s dark visions of regurgitations and bodily transformations, LIQUID CITY presents an edgy vision of lives in cities past, present and future.

Also featured are works by Charlene Chua, Lefty, Jon Foster, Sonny Liew, Gerry Alanguilan, FSC, Koh Hong Teng, Drewscape, Kuanth, Nguyen Thanh Phong, Troy Chin, Shari Chankhamma and many more.

Volume. 2 offers 22 tales of amazing diversity. From Lat’s vignette of a soccer game in Malaysia, to Ivan Song’s poignant near-future tale of childhood memories; from Miel’s silent tale of an assassin’s travails, to Vietnamese artist Nguyen Thanh Phong’s account of his adventures in South Korea, this collection showcases an incredible variety of styles and genres. Flying houses, zombie soldiers, Muay Thai warriors, Mas Selamat and Robot Rabbits – you’ll find it all and more in LIQUID CITY, VOL. 2!

Also included are illustrated essays, offering rare insights into comics in Cambodia and Indonesia, and the impact of typhoon Ondoyin on lives and the state of comics in the Philippines.

“The name itself – LIQUID CITY – is meant to suggest the fluidity and ever-changing nature of cities,” relates editor Sonny Liew. “The stories are a reflection of Southeast Asia’s unique position in the comics world, combining American, manga and other influences with local cultures and histories.”

Vol. 2 co-editor Lim Cheng Tju says that the anthology “has helped build a sense of community among creators in Southeast Asia, and for the reader LIQUID CITY once again provides a fascinating glimpse of the immense talent working and living in the region.”

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