W. Chew 'Chewie' Chan thrives on variety. He has drawn Marvel Comics' Iron Man, The Phantom, Buckaroo Banzai, and Cthulhu Tales, created conceptual designs on TV shows like David Tench Tonight and storyboarded music videos like Natasha Bettingfield’s Unwritten, award-winning short films like Moving Day, and movies like Happy Feet and Superman Returns.
He was Graphic Novels Supervisor at Kennedy Miller Mitchell/Dr. D Studios where he worked on Justice League America, Mad Max: Fury Road and Happy Feet 2.
Perpetually awed by the visual language of graphic novels & storyboards, and a massive advocate of their power to communicate, he is a lecturer for the Master of Animation at University of Technology Sydney and runs workshops for the New South Wales Writer's Centre. He is the comics consultant for the Kinokuniya Bookstores of Australia, writes for Bookseller + Publisher, and regularly addresses various sectors of the industry including the Australian Booksellers Association.
Place of Birth:
Currently Living in:
My head, mostly...
Train, bus, bike, or other:
What luxury is this...? I WALK, at least as far as the chain around my drawing table allows me.
What's the most important object in your studio?
My hand. (psst This is my only serious answer.)
Paper or Plastic?
Oh plastic everything, of course...except TP!
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
Caesar (my first dog... not the dictator)
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember. Ask if their name is “Mulva”?
Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?
Yes, why don't you JUST?!
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Depends on how much drink it had, I guess...
Favourite client so far?
Favourite imaginary client?
How does your mother describe your profession?
Coffee or tea?
What's your earliest drawing memory?
At my age, whatever I did this morning
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
Trying to recall my earliest drawing memory!
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