Our Writers & Illustrators 作家与插画家
At Asiapac Books, we believe in cultivating and promoting talent through creative collaboration. Through the decades, we have worked with countless artists and writers with vastly different skills, styles, and experiences. We are proud to publish their work and delighted to share them with you. Read below to find out more about some of the talents behind the books you love:
Sacred Guardians, Once Upon a Singapore - Traders, Pioneers of Singapore
Alan Bay is an independent artist and illustrator. His art has appeared
in comic books, cartoons and video games. He likes to keep the spirit of
childhood alive by drawing big monsters, magical dragons and pesky kids.
Chan Kok Sing
8 Immortals Cross The Sea, Student's Code of Conduct, Three Character Classic, Ji Gong the Crazy Monk
Chan Kok Sing is a Malaysian artist born in 1971. Upon completion of his secondary education in 1990, he took up a course in pure art at the College of Art, Kuala Lumpur, and graduated in 1995. Since then, he has published many of his comics and illustrations in various newspapers in Malaysia. He has also illustrated the Eight Immortals series for Asiapac Comic Series.
Chia Wing Fee
Gateway to Peranakan Culture
Born in 1969, Wing Fee is a self-taught artist. His first comic Amazing Asian Folktales was published in 2001 and followed by Intelligence at Work (co-illustrated with Yap Chin Siong), Gateway to Peranakan Culture and Gateway to Eurasian Culture.
Origins Series, Golden Rules of Tao Zhu Gong, Zen Inspiration, Stories of Honour, Chinese History, Modern Chinese History, The Great Explorer Cheng Ho
Fu Chunjiang was born in Chongqing, China, and received his BA in Chinese language and literature. A lover of Chinese culture, he is a versatile artist skilled in different styles, in particular the traditional style of comic books adapted from Chinese classics. His illustrations feature minute strokes, and clear and bright lines that can communicate the characters' rich and sincere feelings
Tao Inspiration, I Ching
Feng Ge was born in 1973 in Yuechi of Sichuan province, China. He graduated from the Art College of the Xinan Shifan University, specializing in oil painting. In 1995, he started working on comics, and he has since produced The Seven Lads of Yang, Celestial Eagle of the Snow, Flute Sage, and more.In 2004, he also produced the award-winning comic Tao Te Ching.
Jack Cheong graduated from the Malaysia Institute of Art. Driven by his passion for comics, he entered the field of comics in 1995. Having worked as an assistant to various cartoonists in Singapore and Malaysia, he has built up a wide repertoire that includes period, modern, and sci-fi comics.
The Complete Analects of Confucius, Legends of the Gods of Wealth, Legends of the Fortune Gods, Legend of the Laughing Buddha
Born in 1954. Prior to his foray into comic books production, Jeffrey Seow worked for six years in the then Singapore Broadcasting Corporation, and 15 years in the advertising industry. His works during this period include storyboards, illustrations for books, as well as animation. These different media attest to his versatility and creativity. Jeffrey's works are often imbued with a deep sense of morality. This stems from his own belief that life should be ordered around the practice of values. In The Complete Analects of Confucius, he adopted the same approach, demonstrating his practical appreciation of Confucius's teaching.
Koh Chin Tong
The Legend of Mazu
Koh Chin Tong is an artist who creates images pertaining to deities and iconographic work for religious purposes. His art career began in 1993 in a publishing house for children's literature. He realised he had a knack for artistic visualisation, and later moved on to creative advertising in 1996. Due to the changing nature of the creative industry, he began to work as a Digital Imaging Artist in 2001.
Guan Yin: Goddess of Compassion, Siddhartha The Prince Who Became Buddha, Candy is a Good Helper, Candy Makes News Friends
Patrick Yee graduated from Camberwell College of Arts, London with a degree in graphic design specializing in illustration. Since then, he has been working as an illustrator and educator for many years in Singapore and overseas. He has illustrated more than 100 books, of which many have won awards. Guan Yin: Goddess of Compassion is his first comic book.
Confucius, The Mighty Qin, Genghis Khan: The Mighty Warrior
Ren Changhong was born in 1967 in the city of Yantai in Shandon Province, China. A graduate with a degree in architecture, Ren's forte is in drawing sci-fi illustrations. Since 1991, his work has appeared regularly in sci-fi magazines. He has also illustrated Asiapac titles like Genghis Khan: The Mighty Warrior, Famous Chinese Diplomats, and Rise and Fall of the Qin Dynasty.
Popular Chinese Jokes, Infamous Chinese Emperors
Born in Hejian county, Hebei province in 1941, Tian Hengyu published his first cartoons when he was still in middle school. His works cover a wide range of themes: ancient and modern, Chinese and foreign, and has won a variety of awards. Among other titles, he has illustrated Popular Chinese Jokes, Best Chinese Jokes, Popular Chinese Fables, and Wu Zetian with Asiapac Books.
Legendary Tales of Singapore, Gateway to Malay Culture, Lieutenant Adnan and the Last Regiment, Elizabeth Choy: Her Story
Zaki discovered his love for drawing at around 8 to 10 years of age. Having been in the illustration and design field for 20 years, he has had experience in various roles including graphic designer, game and storyboard artist, animation director and most recently, advertising creative. He enjoys drawing imaginative fantasy characters, and his drawing style is largely influenced by the books he has enjoyed reading since childhood, including Japanese and Western comics. His many works include directing Singaporean cartoon series The Adventures of Nano Boy by Scrawl Studios and storyboarding Australian animated TV programme, The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky. For more of his creative works, please visit www.mohdzaki.artstation.com or contact Zaki at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aydeel Djoeharie has written and directed several film projects for multiple National Day Parades apart from music videos, short dramas and corporate videos. He also had stints as a football journalist writing for local football websites. He was an in-house journalist with Tanjong Pagar United Football Club, and also wrote and directed two video advertisements for the club.
Sacred Guardians is his debut as a comic book writer. When he isn't working, reading, singing or playing PC and console games, Aydeel is busy researching about world history, ancient cultures and beliefs as well as exploring conspiracy theories on aliens and UFOs. And the possibility that cats once ruled the world. Or still secretly do.
Bessie Chua & Linda Yan
Candy is a Good Helper, Candy Makes News Friends
Bessie Chua and Linda Yan are a team of writers who are passionate about creating stories that delight young readers. Bessie is a veteran children's book author based in Singapore. Her writing revolves around heartwarming scenarios of children, animals, and their fmailies. Linda is an educator and writer with decades of experience working in the field of early childhood development. She currently specialises in children's literature and creative drama.
Lieutenant Adnan and the Last Regiment, Elizabeth Choy: Her Story
Danny Jalil majored in Multimedia Arts and studied Creative Writing and Screenwriting at LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts, during which time he wrote numerous short stories and film scripts. His short film comedy "Spun" was nominated the merit prize at the National University of Singapore Student's Union (NUSSU) Inter-Tertiary Video Festival, and he has also made a short horror film titled "The Chase". He has also written movie reviews and conducted interviews for First Magazine and has had his works published in Singapore's Greatest Comics (Nice One Entertainment) and ACTOR (A Commitment To Our Roots). His novel The Machine Boy was a winner of National Arts Council's Beyond Words: Young and Younger Award, and he is in negotiations to publish his next novel.
Kopi Thiam, On a Street in Singapore, Singapore in the 60s, When I was in Uniform
James Suresh is a best selling author, corporate trainer, and an accredited public relations counsellor. After his military stint, he embarked on a totally divergent career as a co-creator of comic characters, including Mr Kiasu and Kopi Thiam, which became household names in Singapore.
Tan Chong Tee
Tan Chong Tee was a Chinese resistance fighter based in Singapore and Malaya during World War II. An accomplished badminton player before the war, he joined Force 136 around 1942 after Singapore fell to the Japanese.
Tan Guan Heng
My Love is Blind
Born in 1939, Tan Gaung Heng is a writer based in Singapore. He was educated at Raffles Institution and is an Arts Graduate of the then University of Malaya in Singapore. Formerly a bookstore owner and library supplier, he established a publishing house, G H Book Forum, in 1965. To date, he has published two novels and other non-fiction titles and a column for The Sunday Monitor.
Once Upon a Singapore - Traders
Tina likes to write stories about what life used to be like in the old days - playing zero point, folding lots of paper boats, then hoping for rain. She hopes her stories capture some of the spirit and happiness of the old days.