Malaysian-born comic artist/illustrator based in Singapore, Sonny Liew is in charge of illustrating DC Comics’ new series, “Doctor Fate” which will be launched next month.
Liew who is best known for his work on the Vertigo Comics’ – an imprint of DC Comics – “My Faith in Frankie” together with Mike Carey and Marc Hempel, and the Marvel Comics’ adaptation of “Sense and Sensibility”, was recruited by DC Comics’ former president Paul Levitz at Singapore’s Comic-Con event a few years ago, The Strait Times reports.
(Photo source: Sonny’s Twitter)
It was decided that Liew was going to take charge of the new series after Mr Levitz proposed his name to DC Comics, and apparently the people from the comic book publisher are very fond of his work.
At first, Liew confessed that he wasn’t so sure whether he should take on the job as he needs to produce one book every month.
He was also quite surprised that DC Comics took him in for the new series as his style is more “indie” compared to DC Comics’ style which is considered to be mainstream.
The Singaporean artist has already finished the first issue of “Doctor Fate” and is currently working on the second issue.
The first issue goes on sale on 17 June 2015 and is priced at USD2.99.
Sonny Liew has been nominated for an Eisner award – the Comics Industry’s equivalent of the Oscar Awards – in the pencilling/inking category for his work on SLG and Disney’s “Wonderland” in 2011.
Read the Sneak Peek of “Doctor Fate” here.