Eisner Awards: Cartoonists from Singapore, Canada and Capitol Hill win big at ‘the Oscars of comics’

“The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye,” by Sonny Liew. (Pantheon 2016) SINGAPORE-BASED cartoonist Sonny Liew picked up three Eisner Awards to stand among the top winners Friday night in San Diego, during an industry ceremony held in conjunction with Comic-Con International. Liew told The Post’s Comic Riffs that he was feeling “a mix of elation and disbelief for most part,” and that he was “still letting the whole thing sink in,” after receiving his trifecta of trophies (including for best writer-artist) for his graphic novel “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye” — which traces his nation’s cultural history through the framing device of a fictional cartoonist. Also winning big were American writer Brian K. Vaughan and Canadian artist Fiona Staples, who nabbed four awards for their work on the space opera “Saga.” [ As ‘Saga’ returns, writer Brian K. Vaughan looks to the future — with no immediate end in sight ] Issue no. 43 of “Saga,” which commemorated the 25th anniversary of Image Comics. (Courtesy of Image Comics). The evening’s other multiple winners included Marc Andreyko , Erica Henderson, Tom King , Ryan North and Jill Thompson. The cover is “Love Is Love.” (IDW Publishing) “I’m […]

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