'Kopi Thiam' is back. Not as the friendly, local neighbourhood cafe but as a comic book.
Author/trainer James Suresh and former Straits Times cartoonist Adam Lee will launch the book at the Singapore Book Fair which gets underway on Friday 31 May at the Capitol Theatre and outdoor plaza.
Popular as a comic series in Singapore's New Paper and in The Star, Malaysia, 'Kopi Thiam' was created by Suresh and Lee 22 years ago.
While the creative pair have been busy with other aspects of their respective careers since, they recently got together and decided to bring 'Kopi Thiam' back to life in published comic book form.
Suresh explains: "On the spur of the moment, we decided that we should compile our old comic strips, update some of the stories and add new strips to reach a new audience who may not have heard about 'Kopi Thiam'. So we've launched a new book that took more than twenty years to conceive!"
'Kopi Thiam' is published by Training Plus International (Singapore) and distributed by Asiapac Books.
Written by James Suresh
Illustrated by Adam Lee