Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Smart Phones

This is one of my favourite cartoons:

Thursday, August 18, 2011

"Excellence in Editorial Cartooning" Award, 2011

This cartoon has won for me my third "Excellence in Editorial Cartooning" Award from the Society of Publisher's in Asia (SOPA). The Awarding ceremony/Gala dinner was held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong last June 8, 2011.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pic of the Day

A Roadside Scene along River Valley Road

Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Caricature of Me by Don Low

This very accurate depiction of me was done by my multitalented sketching kaki, Don Low. He's into Animation, Graphic Design, Painting, etc... His blog says it all:

Monday, July 18, 2011

Brain Drain

This is an illustration for a Straits Times Review piece, 1997

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Arab Spring

You can also view this cartoon at The New York Times website.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Heng Kim Song's New Book

My very good friend Heng Kim Song had an exhibition cum book launch recently. His book "Heng On The World Again" came 13 years after the first compilation of his riveting cartoon commentaries. Former Minister of Foreign Affairs George Yeo, in his Foreword to the book, mentioned Heng's "unusual ability to look deep into a situation, into its very essence, and to to see the humor and irony of it".

PM Lee also commented that "While foreign policy is a serious matter, serious points can often be made most effectively with a sense of humour. Your (Heng's) work demonstrates this."

If you value good art and incisive political commentary, this book deserves to be on your bookshelves.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cartoons used in National Education

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) in tandem with Primary and Secondary schools in the US, uses cartoons as a teaching tool for students. In this lesson about the recent political upheaval in Egypt, the work of 'The Economist' cartoonist Kevin "Kal"  Kallaugher and yours truly were used as points for  discussion.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Liquid City 2 Anthology nominated for an Eisner Award

According to our good friend Sonny Liew (Singapore's "Young Artist Awardee, 2010), the comic book "Liquid City 2" for which he edited together with comics historian/academic Lim Cheng Tju, has been nominated for the prestigious 'Eisner Award' for 'Best Anthology'.
My work "SIGNS" is included in this anthology:
Please read The Reader's Digest review here:

And the Time magazine review here:,9171,2042224,00.html

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bedeviled By Nuclear Power

Illustration for a commentary piece on the hazards and benefits of Nuclear Energy Use. The Straits Times Comments and Analysis Page/ March 28, 2011 (Wash Pencil on A4 paper and enhanced in Photoshop).

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Heng Kim Song's Political Cartoons at The Arts House

My good friend Heng and I rarely get to have coffee together like we used to but we do communicate silently through the cartoons that we produce everyday. And it was a welcome respite last Saturday to pull myself away from the gazillion things that preoccupies me and visit him at his "Meet the Artist" session at the Arts House. This is his second solo exhibition.

It is a rare visual treat for everybody to view Heng's cartoons in a fora like the Arts House. It is rarer still to view his excellent take on Asian and Global affairs in a single collection like this one. It is a veritable panorama of incisive visual commentary on the blistering issues of our time-- so please visit the Arts House today. Exhibition runs until tomorrow, Tuesday, March 29, 2011.

This photo was taken by one of our friends too, Mat Tocang. You can view his cartoons and caricatures here:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Libya's Gaddafi

An illustration for the Commentary page of The Straits Times (March 10, 2011 issue)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The People Power President

Remembering the February 25, 1986 EDSA People Power  Revolution that propelled President Corazon Aquino into power. That's us with then Malaya newspaper editor Joe Burgos (next to Cory) at the Malacanang Palace. We were young, idealistic journalists from the defunct Philippines Daily Express newspaper. And 25 years hence , my ever generous friend Ambeth Ocampo (to my left)  became the eminent Philippine Historian/Esteemed Academic that he is now-- and yours truly, still draws for a living :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sergio Aragones and I

That's me in my touristy and cheapo $10 polo shirt from Chinatown--with fellow National Cartoonists' Society(NCS) pal Sergio Aragones; Cancun, Mexico; 2002.