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A Singaporean graphic has won three of the comic industry's of the Oscars. Sonny Liew picked up Eisner Awards for his comic book, "The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye". The book is a rewrite of Singaporean . Mr Liew scooped the top for Best Writer/Artist, Best US Edition of International Material, and Best Publication Design at the ceremony. The annual awards was held at the San Diego Comic-Con on Friday. Liew told reporters that he was his book had done so well as he never expected he would get an international audience for it. He said: "I always wanted people to read the book and get a of how rich our history was."

Mr Liew's book outlines the of Singapore from its struggle for independence from British colonial rule. As well as focusing on Singapore's father and first leader, the late Lee Kuan Yew, Liew also highlights the role played by lesser-known . He said: "I think the so-called official Singapore story is part of our history, but it's not the story and I wanted to tell a more inclusive of our history. I hope that's what people reading the book will get from it." Liew feared his book would be unsuccessful after Singapore's National Arts Council withdrew a for the book. However, this brought the book a lot of and boosted exposure and .

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