Sprawl – God’s Lonely Man: A Graphic Novel
In the tradition of noir comics like Sin City, Sprawl is gritty and laced with dark humour. Innovative and surprising in its blend of poetry and art, Sprawl is the first in a new graphic novel series by Felix Cheong and Arif Rafhan.
The second book of the Sprawl universe follows the trials and travails of Jack, a nightshift taxi driver. Forced out of his home by a tycoon’s unscrupulous land grab, he retaliates in the only way a former soldier knows how – violence.
But with the help of an intrepid reporter, Jack manages to change the rules of the game – with devastating consequences.Inspired by Martin Scorsese’s 1976 film, Taxi Driver, Sprawl 2 continues the successful blend of Felix Cheong’s poetry and Arif Rafhan’s comic book Art. It is at once refreshing, cinematic and entertaining read.
Felix Cheong is the author of 17 books across genres, from poetry to fiction, from children’s picture books to non-fiction. His works have been widely anthologised and nominated for the prestigious Frank O’Connor Award and the Singapore Literature Prize. Conferred the Young Artist Award in 2000 by the National Arts Council, he holds a master’s in creative writing and is currently an adjunct lecturer with the National University of Singapore, Murdoch University, University of Newcastle and Curtin University.