Creatures of Near Kingdoms - Zedeck Siew, with illustrations by Sharon Chin
Zedeck Siew's feverishly imaginative prose intertwines with Sharon Chin's stunning lino prints and pattern designs.
Sometimes fantastical fancy, at other times of nightmarish quality, the book catalogues the flora and fauna in and around Malaysia. From worms that live in your digital devices, to ants and crows that explode - these 75 creatures surely do not exist, but they should. Because they explain so much of what we are and where we came from.
So take a breather, sit down - for you will very well need to - and jump into the world of these Creatures of Near Kingdoms.
(Description via Maple Comics)
Zedeck Siew is a writer based in Port Dickson. He has been a journalist, essayist, editor and game designer He writes short fiction in English and translates from Malay. Creatures of Near Kingdoms is his first book.
Sharon Chin has made paintings, performances, costumes, sculptures, installations, and videos. Her work has been shown in museums and galleries, on sidewalks and shopping malls, in Malaysia and around the world.