[PRESSPLAY] Portfolio Review: Comics and Graphic Narratives

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PRESSPLAY presents Portfolio Review: Comics and Graphic Narratives

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This programme/event is open to members of the National Library Board, Singapore. Please ensure you have your myLibrary ID on hand before proceeding with the registration. If you do not have a myLibrary ID, you can create one here:

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In this session, learn from professional artists as they critique your artwork!

The ability to generate a good Comics and Graphic Narrative is a crucial skill that every visual artist strives to perfect. Illustration, colour, text, and layout design work in tandem to tell a story - from single-panel illustrations to complex comics.

In this session, watch how comic artist Sonny Liew dissects your portfolio submissions and how your artworks can be improved upon. This session is open to all who are interested in the topic, and submission of artworks is optional. 

How to submit your artwork

If you would like a chance for Sonny to critique your artwork, please email

  • Email Subject: PRESSPLAY Portfolio Review Comics and Graphic Narratives
  • Tell us your preferred name and myLibrary ID
  • Attach 1-3 pieces of your original artworks on narrative illustration in high resolution, preferably in png or jpg format.
  • For each artwork, please provide 1 short paragraph of what the artwork is about, or what you are trying to convey in the artwork.

Deadline to submit: 28 Jan 2021 (Thu), 11.59pm.

Notice to Participants

This session may be recorded and uploaded onto NLB’s online platforms or used at other presentation platforms.

For those submitting your artworks, you must consent to your artworks being displayed during the Zoom session to all participants and for the artist to overlay or recreate your artwork for the purpose of the portfolio review session.

Please note that due to the time limitation, only selected artworks will be reviewed by the artist during this session. Submission of artworks is not a guarantee of a review.

About the Artist

Sonny Liew is an Eisner-winning comics artist, painter and illustrator whose work includes the New York Times bestsellers The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye and The Shadow Hero (with Gene Luen Yang), My Faith in Frankie (Mike Carey) and Doctor Fate (with Paul Levitz).

Other works include Malinky Robot and Wonderland. He lives in Singapore, where he has been the first cartoonist to be awarded the Young Artist Award and the Singapore Literature Prize.


PRESSPLAY is an annual arts festival that celebrates young people and their creativity. Through hands-on workshops, artist showcases and collaborations with home-grown studios and collectives, PRESSPLAY invites audiences to explore new art forms and connects them with up-and-coming artists in Singapore.   

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  • This programme is conducted entirely online. You may access Zoom via the app or using a web browser
  • Please ensure that you enter a valid email address as you will receive an email with the link to the online programme/event near the day of the programme/event
  • The link of the programme should not be shared with others
  • Do ensure you have a strong internet connection. Using your mobile data is not recommended
  • The National Library Board, Singapore (NLB) reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify or refuse admission to any registrant without any reason and notice
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