A deadpan-funny YA graphic novel about Eve, a 14-year-old on the verge of becoming her own person, and her quarrelsome parents. This novel will captivate you with its quirky characters, its innovative blend of poetry and comic book art and its unique spin on growing-up pains - first love, dealing with meddlesome parents, doubts about self-identity and, of course, the answer the ultimate question: What happens after death?
Inspired by Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, Sprawl 2 continues the successful blend of Felix Cheong's poetry and Arif Rafhan's comic book art. This second book of the Sprawl universe follows the trials and travails of Jack, a nightshift taxi driver. Forced out of his home by a tycoon's unscrupulous land grab, he retaliates in the only way a former soldier knows how - violence. But with the help of an intrepid reporter, Jack manages to change the rules of the game - with devastating consequences.
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. An offbeat read that will entertain you with its humor and insights into humanity.
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, 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.
Felix Cheong is the author of 25 books across different genres, including poetry, short stories, children's picture books and graphic novels. 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 Sprawl: God's Lonely Man, a graphic novel in collaboration with Malaysian artist Arif Rafhan.
In 2020, Felix's libretto, At One Time, with music by Jonathon Shin, won 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, Curtin University, Singapore University of Social Sciences 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.
Sprawl: God's Lonely Man
Inspired by Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, Sprawl 2 continues the successful blend of Felix Cheong's poetry and Arif Rafhan's comic book art. This second book of the Sprawl universe follows the trials and travails of Jack, a nightshift taxi driver.
Tongue-Tied Ting Ting
A tale of tongue-tied Ting Ting, told in delightful rhymes and tough tongue-twisters. Have fun reading her story aloud. Better still, challenge your family and friends to a tongue-twister contest!
Oddballs, Screwballs & Other Eccentrics
Welcome to a world populated by outcasts and misfits who struggle to find love and understanding in mainstream society. Oddballs, Screwballs and Other Eccentrics is an offbeat read that will entertain you with its humour and insights into humanity.
Sprawl: A Graphic Novel
In the tradition of noir comics like Sin City, Sprawl is gritty and laced with dark humour. Innovative and surprising in its blend of poetry and art, Sprawl is the first in a new graphic novel series by Felix Cheong and Arif Rafhan.
A Playful Day for Meow Meow
A Playful Day for Meow Meow is the third and final title in the series of children's picture books inspired by the author's cat. Narrated in simple rhymes and illustrated in bright, cheerful colors, it is a fun read for the family.
B-Sides And Backslides
1986 - 2018
B-Sides and Backslides: 1986 - 2018 puts together an unrelenting and honest portrait of the poet as a young man - an undergrad hung up on T.S. Eliot - through the ups and downers of career and marriage, to middle age.
Eve and the Lost Ghost Family
A deadpan-funny YA graphic novel about Eve, a 14-year-old on the verge of becoming her own person, and her quarrelsome parents. It will captivate you with its quirky characters, its innovative blend of poetry and comic book art and its unique spin on growing-up pains.
A Noisy Day for Meow Meow
Inspired by the author's cat, A Noisy Day for Meow Meow is about a particularly noisy day in the life of Meow Meow. This is the second in a series of three books by award-winning poet Felix Cheong that teaches children everyday concepts.
Sudden In Youth
Sudden in Youth: New and Selected Poems brings together the best of ten years of Felix Cheong’s poetry, as well as his recent writings.
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!
A Busy Day for Meow Meow
This book looks at a typical day in the life of Meow Meow, a mischievous cat. This is a first in a series of illustrated books to equip children on general skills.
I Watch The Stars Go Out
Felix Cheong’s second collection of poetry extends the themes and concerns of his first book, Temptation and Other Poems.
Singapore Siu Dai 3
Two years and a 2kg weight gain later, Felix Cheong is back with more Siu Dai stories. So much has happened, from SG50 to GE2015, as Singapore matures into a weirder society. And these short, short stories capture those funny moments.
Do You See What I See?
Poetry, boring? That’s a common misconception — and it’s what this book aims to change. Do You See What I See is an illustrated book of 15 poems for children that will make reading poems fun, funny and intriguing!
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.
Use Your Feet
Young readers will enjoy following Kayden on his wonderful and colourful journey to school. They can also help him find a route through the mazes that pop up under his feet in this interactive book that skilfully combines story and activities.
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.
Use Your Head
Use Your Head is an interactive hybrid of an activity book and a picture book... At its heart, the story is about the power of the imagination being able to create worlds, and young readers are given the opportunity to experience that for themselves.