Painting From Paper To PC
HWM Singapore|November 2018

Sonny Liew, cartoonist, Wacom Ambassador

Alvin Soon

How would you describe yourself?

I think of myself as a cartoonist. Some people like to use the word ‘comic artist’ but I think that’s only half of what the cartoonist does, because cartooning involves both writing and drawing. To me, a comic artist focuses on drawing somebody else’s script, which I do sometimes. But I also aspire to do both drawing and writing. That’s why I use the word ‘cartoonist’ even though people will think of the cartoons on TV.

When did you first know you wanted to be a cartoonist?

The first inkling came when I was 19. I did some comics for The New Paper and it was the first time I got paid to draw. The idea that you could think of your own stories, draw them, get paid, and have people reading them was very engaging for me. From that point on I wanted to find a way to make a living in the arts.

What is your drawing process like these days?

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