Welcome to a world populated by outcasts and misfits who struggle to find love and understanding in mainstream society. These ghoulish characters, drawn by Cheryl Tan in a style reminiscent of Tim Burton, have inspired Felix Cheong to write quirky poems poking fun at our hang-ups, from our paper chase to getting high-paying jobs.
Oddballs, Screwballs and Other Eccentrics is an offbeat read that will entertain you with its humour and insights into humanity.
About the Author
Felix Cheong is the author of 17 books. 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.
About the Illustrator
Cheryl Charli Tan never saw herself as an illustrator and has, until recently, only done art as a hobby. She is an aspiring circus artist and theatre practitioner passionate about experiential and experimental works incorporating installation, sound, movement and visual art. She writes for Bandwagon Asia, Popspoken.sg, and Plural Art Mag, and is currently pursuing a degree in Film & Theatre in the UK.