Gone Case the Graphic Novel
Story by Dave Chua
Art by Koh Hong Teng
Bought this from STGCC media preview yesterday.
Thanks to Teng for autographing the book, too bad Dave Chua (author) wasn't around else it will be even better :)
GONE CASE Graphic Novel is based on the award-winning novel by Dave Chua and illustrated by artist Koh Hong Teng. It comes in 2 books, book 1 will be officially launched at STGCC 2010
ABOUT THE BOOK/ BLURB
A touching yet unsentimental story about growing up in Singapore seen through the eyes of Yong, a 12-year-old, who experiences the paradoxes of life even if he doesn’t always understand everything. Between the rigorous demands of school and taking care of his younger sibling, Yong deals with the death of Ah Por, upheavals in his family, run-ins with the neighbourhood gang leader, infatuation and finally, the end of a friendship.
Set in a Housing Development Board (HDB) estate, Gone Case is a coming-of-age story with many memorable moments. It won the Singapore Literature Prize Commendation Award in 1996.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dave Chua Hak Lien was born in Malaysia in 1970 and studied in Singapore from Primary 4 (10 years old) onwards. After completing his ‘A’ levels in Victoria Junior College, he went on to do an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science degree at the University of California at Berkeley. He returned to Singapore in 1994.
Currently, Chua works as a writer/producer for a print and media firm. He occasionally writes for Singapore's first pop culture magazine, BigO, and has been writing fiction since 1992. He was joint first prize winner of the Golden Point Award for short-story writing in 1995 and second prize winner for the Singapore Screenplay Award in 2001.
I was quite lucky and won a piece of the original artwork by it's artist Koh Hong Teng :)