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Book Launch of Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma: Coming of Age


  • Sat May 28 2022, 2:00pm–3:00pm


All ages

Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma is back for a second instalment!

Book #2 of this new intergenerational family-friendly superhero graphic novel launches on 28 May at the Asian Festival of Children's Content. Delving into the relationship between an 11-year-old girl and her grandmother, this riveting read introduces young readers to ageing and dementia in a compelling superhero story.

The Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma comic book series is written by Melanie Lee, a Crystal Kite Award recipient from Singapore, and illustrated by Arif Rafhan, a prominent comic artist, illustrator and preproduction artist from Malaysia.

Meet and greet with the creators as they reveal more about the dynamic superhero duo characters and share their process of creating a comic book from script to print!

This is an in-person event with on-site book sales of Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma: Coming of Age (Book #2). It is held in conjunction with the Asian Festival of Children's Content.

Date: 28 May 2022, Saturday
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Venue: National Library Building, Level 3, Function Room 2

Book Synopsis:

The adventures of Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma continue!

As Team ASH grows in number, Ash juggles being a responsible superhero, a supportive grandchild, and a kind friend. Meanwhile, is Ah Ma’s dementia getting worse? How will the team cope with a new nemesis and the strange developments happening in town?

Join Ash, Ah Ma, and the rest of Team ASH as they try to save the neighbourhood and, at the same time, face the changes that come with growing up and growing old.

Find out more about the book here:

Creators' Bio:

Melanie is the writer of the comic book series, Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma. She is also the author of the picture book series, The Adventures of Squirky the Alien, which picked up the Crystal Kite Award (Middle East/India/Asia division) in 2016. She has also published Imaginary Friends: 26 Whimsical Fables for Getting on in a Crazy World, a collection of illustrated short stories together with Arif Rafhan. Besides books, Melanie writes content related to arts, heritage and lifestyle for a variety of platforms including museums, documentaries, magazines and websites.

Arif Rafhan is a comic artist, illustrator and pre-production artist. His work has been published in more than 20 books to date by MPH, Buku Fixi, Maple Comics, Marshall Cavendish, and Difference Engine. These includes comics, content illustrations and cover illustrations. He also works with various production companies creating preproduction visuals such as concept art, character designs, environment designs, and storyboards. His most recent works include illustrating the comic book series Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma.

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