In the Year of the Virus is an innovative poetry comic book inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic. The story revolves around several characters affected - and infected - by the viral outbreak.
The poetry by award-winning writer Felix Cheong, adapted beautifully by artist Eko, examines our humanity as our lives are upended and ended. This is a ground-breaking work that marries text with artwork and aptly captures the wild swings of emotion we all felt after the pandemic hit and the lockdown began.
Welcome to a world populated by outcasts and misfits who struggle to find love and understanding in mainstream society. These ghoulish characters, drawn by Cheryl Tan in a style reminiscent of Tim Burton, have inspired Felix Cheong to write quirky poems poking fun at our hang-ups, from our paper chase to getting high-paying jobs.
Oddballs, Screwballs and Other Eccentrics is an offbeat read that will entertain you with its humour and insights into humanity.
Discover wonderful works for modern Southeast Asian art by forming different shapes with a handy tangram.
Play along with Cindy and her family or take your tangram with you on your own day at the Gallery!
Felix Cheong is the author of 23 books across different genres, including poetry, short stories, flash fiction and children's picture books. His works have been widely anthologised and used in 'O' and 'A' level exams. He has also been nominated for the prestigious Frank O'Connor Award and the Singapore Literature Prize. His latest work is Eve and the Lost Ghost Family, a graphic novel about the afterlife in collaboration with Malaysian artist Arif Rafhan.
Since 2018, Felix has been deeply involved in collaborations with musicians. Together with Mervyn Wong and Natalie Ng, he performed at the Singapore Writers Festival and Textures Festival. In 2019, he formed another art collective, Pathfinder, with musician-DJ Jasmin Patel and opera singer Michelle Tan. Together, they performed at the READ Festival and library@esplanade.
In 2020, Felix's libretto, At One Time, with music by Jonathon Shin, wn third prize in the New Opera Singapore Open Call for Composition competition. In 2021, Panic Love, his new libretto with music by Chen Zhangyi, was released as a music video. In 2021, another libretto, Inconvenience of Minor Parts, with music by Hoh Chung Shih, was performed at the Esplanade.
Conferred the Young Artist Award in 2000 by the National Arts Council, Felix has been invited to writers festivals all over the world, such as Edinburgh, Austin, Sydney, Christchurch and Hong Kong. He holds a Masters in Creative Writing and is an associate lecturer with Murdoch University, University of Newcastle, Curtin University and the National University of Singapore.
In The Year Of The Virus
In the Year of the Virus is an innovative poetry comic book inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic. The poetry by award-winning writer Felix Cheong examines our humanity as our lives are upended and ended.
Singapore Siu Dai
Life in Singapore is good, sometimes even - dare we say it? - absurd. In Singapore Siu Dai, Felix Cheong finds humour in the everyday. From our kiasu behaviour to weird geographical boundaries called GRCs and OB markers, no quirk is left unturned.
A Day At The Gallery
Discover wonderful works for modern Southeast Asian art by forming different shapes with a handy tangram. Play along with Cindy and her family or take your tangram with you on your own day at the Gallery!
Singapore Siu Dai 2
Bolder and edgier! Felix Cheong's follow-up to Singapore Siu Dai finds him poking his pen once again in topical issues. And he doesn't shy away from spoofing highly-paid ministers and asking tough questions.
Vanishing Point is the first work of fiction by a Singapore writer to be inspired by real-life cases of missing persons. These stories do not speculate where these people have gone to but are a creative leap-off to explore the theme of absences and obsessions.
Osmosis. A Collaboration with Mevryn Wong and Natalie Ng (2018) :
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