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Eric Muller’s portrait of Stan Sakai and Usagi Yojimbo in The Sakai Project.

Artists honour 'Usagi Yojimbo' creator with drawings from the heart

30 September 2014

'The Sakai Project' is helping artist Stan Sakai ease his financial burdens.

Fairy tales and Greek gods

30 September 2014

The latest from a TV-star-turned-children’s-author, a tour of ancient Greece and its gods, plus middle child mayhem.

Make way for the victorious doomed ... the 47 ronin marching down the streets with their prize, the head of court official Kira.

47 Ronin: True to the sword

30 September 2014

Worlds of Wonder: Banish all memory of the recent movie – here’s a truly worthy adaptation of the legend.

Connecting with people: Alexandra Wong's debut book tells the stories of real-life encounters with 'ordinary Malaysians and their unforgettable acts of heroism and kindness'. - YAP CHEE HONG/The Star

Hometown heroes and hidden gems in debut story collection

30 September 2014

Alexandra Wong's debut collection of stories showcases a side of Malaysia — and Malaysians — that we often miss in our busy lives.


Puppies in pictures ... underwater

30 September 2014

We warn you, these cute aqua-pups will turn you to mush! Watch the video for a look behind the making of the book.

A photo of a young Jack Kerouac flashing a whimsical expression on a New York street made by his friend and Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 1953 that became part of an exhibition in Washington DC's National Gallery of Art. Newly discovered letters of an even younger Kerouac shed light on his years at secondary school and university. - MCT

Jack, becoming Jack Kerouac

28 September 2014

Letters provide a snapshot of a period in the acclaimed writer’s life before he began his glittering literary trajectory.

Irish author Derek Landy posing with a cut-out of Skulduggery Pleasant, one of the main characters in the similarly-named series of books that sell in the millions around the world.

Laying the skeleton to rest

28 September 2014

Bidding farewell to the Skulduggery Pleasant series, author Derek Landy talks about the characters beloved by many and how they came to be.

Choupette: Pampered furry muse of Karl Lagerfeld

24 September 2014

Subject of a new book, the most famous cat in fashion reveals what life is like as Karl Lagerfeld’s “kept woman”.

Lavish two-page splashes are common throughout the Black Beetle tales, courtesy of writer-artist Francesco Francavilla.

Pulp affliction: The classic comic book superhero returns

23 September 2014

Worlds Of Wonder: This throwback to the days of the 1930s and 1940s, when masked vigilantes ruled pulp novels, the radio and movie serials, is a pretty slick package.

Meet the numero uno femme fatale of Frank Miller's Sin City: the deadly, silent, katana-wielding Miho.

Sinfully yours - Rediscovering Frank Miller's classic

23 September 2014

Worlds Of Wonder: We revisit Frank Miller’s Sin City, one of the maestro’s most enduring creations.

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