A Singaporean graphic novelist won three comic industry at the Eisner Awards. Sonny Liew won Best Writer/Artist, Best US Edition of International Material, and Best Publication Design for his book, "The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye". The book is a of Singapore's . Liew said he was his book did . He didn't expect it to get a audience. He said he wanted to, "get a of how rich our was".
Mr Liew's book is a history of Singapore from its from British . He focused on Singapore's founding fathers and the played by lesser-known people. He wanted to tell the history, and "a more inclusive ". Liew was worried that his book would be because Singapore's National Arts Council took away a for it. However, this brought a of and increased of the book.