Furrie & Shortie by Neighbourgoods

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Last week, Neighbourgoods duo Yvonne and James revealed a new project; a fun comic on the adventures of a pessimist and an optimist as they try to make the best out of society and each other’s idiosyncrasies.

To Be The Most Wonderful You / 做最美好的自己 is the title of Issue #1, and it contains special illustrations by Holycrap, James Tan, Messymsxi, Theseus Chan and Wu Yanrong.

So what is the comic about then James?

“At some point of our life, many of us may ask ourselves ‘How did my life turn out this way?’. Sometimes, it is just hard to accept who you are, and the situation that you are in.

When Yvonne and I made the comic, somehow Furrie is usually the pessimistic one, while Shortie became the ultimate optimist. They are ol skool comic oddballs who stick out a little from everyone else. That’s why Furrie in one chapter has an identity crisis and wanders into the jungle! And in another, they encounter some troubling behaviors in society today, and in their own small and hopefully funny ways, they act – for good!

One thing for sure, we wanted people who read to believe that life – no matter how dark – can still get better if you allow yourself to be the most wonderful you.”

During the book launch this Saturday at K+ (Scotts Square level 3), you can pick up a copy of the book. And when you bring along an old tee or a tote bag, Yvonne will draw Furrie and Shortie on it for you! Alternatively, you can email info@ampulets.com to pre-order a copy at the early bird price of $28.

Unbox! The BooksActually Box

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Dear Santa,

Seeing as I’ve been so well behaved, I think I deserve something unique under my tree this year … something that would get me yelping … a BooksActually Box maybe?

This is how it works dear Santa …

– Choose a BooksActually Elf based on recommendations and reading profiles
– Pick a 3, 6, or 12 month membership
– Ship the box including a little gift to complement my reading experience

PS: Don’t forget to throw in a roaring fire and a case of wine. After all, I’m totally worth it!

Thank you Santa.

Yours,
Michèle Adriaens

Exhib! Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling

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Natalie Lee & Patrick van Dam

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Practice Theory & Ed

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Somewhere Else & studioKALEIDO

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Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling is a photo book by Alvin Toh about Olympic gold medallist, Joseph Schooling. In conjunction with the launch of the book, 10 local designers were commissioned to design a promotional poster.

Go underground before 30 November and marvel at the posters on display in MRT stations across the dot.

Track Faults and Other Glitches: Stories of the impossible in Singapore

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Track Faults and Other Glitches by Nicholas Yong is a collection of 10 short stories (speculative fiction), published by Marshall Cavendish, and launching at the Singapore Writers Festival on November 6.

Synopsis:

In “Track Faults and Other Glitches”, Nicholas Yong takes us on a journey into an alternate Singapore, where the impossible becomes real. Deep in the heart of the Zombie Civil Service, a secret meeting is held to preempt an impending disaster. In the heartlands, a devoted Shiba Inu, a dog breed from Japan, seeks the divine in her quest for answers. And what happens when an MRT train goes underground, and never comes back out? This collection of 10 short stories transports you from the deeply familiar to the supernatural, exploring things that cannot and should not be.

The book can be purchased at the Writers Festival, and will be available at major bookstores from tomorrow onwards. Click here to order the book online.

THE CITY BOOK – SINGAPORE

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Genevieve Chua

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Sarah Choo Jing

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Hilmi Johandi

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Charles Lim

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Tang Ling Nah

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Dawn Ng

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Shubigi Rao

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Robert Zhao

(from the press release)

Imagine the stories a city could tell. A busy street corner, a crumbling wall, an open window — The different stories linked to these ordinary places come from the unique experiences of individuals, and their narratives are what breathe life into the city.

ProductIon Q is proud to present the inaugural launch of THE CITY BOOK – SINGAPORE, a beautiful hardcover book containing a series of unique stories told through the perspectives of a selected group of contemporary local artists, accompanied by the creation of art works which reflect the artist’s unique relationships with different elements of the city.

THE CITY BOOK – SINGAPORE holds within it the stories of these multicultural artists, all of which reflects the diverse perspectives of culture, exploring themes including urban isolation, nostalgia, nature, and the viewpoint of living within transitory spaces.

Each artist brings us on a personal journey of life in Singapore through texts, images or anecdotes, interpreting themes from heritage to language and identity.

Packaged in a luxurious hardcover format, these stories are connected to locations through an illustrated map to provide readers with a tangible guide, allowing a dialogue to emerge between the reader and the artist as the reader navigates the city’s stories through the book.

THE CITY BOOK – SINGAPORE will be on sale from November 1 at selected bookstores. Preorder before the 31st October to receive a 15% discount and no shipping fees. Click here for details.

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