How governments make tough decisions during Covid-19: A comic by graphic artist Sonny Liew

Soft truths to keep Singapore from stalling.

Mothership| June 24, 2020, 01:08 PM

In his latest work presented here on Mothership, award-winning cartoonist Sonny Liew illustrates how governments around the world make decisions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The comic also touches upon the issue of public trust in the government as many decisions rely on a judgment call given the rapidly evolving situations.

Liew is a Singaporean comic artist and illustrator, best known for The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, which netted him three Eisner awards (the Oscars of comics). This made him the first Singaporean to clinch these global accolades, with Charlie Chan Hock Chye also becoming the first graphic novel to win the Singapore Literature prize for fiction. You can read Mothership's interview with Liew in 2017 here.

You can see more of Liew's work on his Instagram page.


By Sonny Liew and Dr Hsu Li Yang

Additional help by Gavin Koh

Supported by Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Top image via Sonny Liew.