Imagine no further. Fishball’s latest book does just that.
My Giant Geek Boyfriend was launched at the Mabopa Bookfest at Sunway Putra Mall last weekend. It’s the debut comic of Fishball, a local artist who has gained quite a following on social media. She has almost 30,000 fans on Facebook alone.
The book is not a novel but a collection of short comics that chronicles scenes of everyday life with her giant,geeky boyfriend. It is a compilation of all the comic strips she has done over the past two years, many of it which were previously published on various sites including her Facebook page.
The comic is also bilingual (English & Chinese) which seems to be a great move to reach a larger audience.
The overall style for this book may be simple anime-inspired drawings but Fishball’s talent definitely extends beyond that. You get a glimpse of it on a couple of pages where watercolors are applied to her drawings.
You can even view her entry for KL comic Week 8 hour marathon which is quite different from her drawings in this book. Definitely shows her versatility when it comes to her art.
The only thing we felt missing was some Malaysian cultural references which could have been added to help distinguish the book even more.
Overall, My Giant Geek Boyfriend is a great first book. It makes for a light and easy read. and should appeal to anyone especially the younger crowd. It is priced at RM20 and published by Maple Comics.
Title: My Giant Geek Boyfriend
Publisher: Maple Comics
Pages: 100 pages
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