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y Small Shen single work   graphic novel   fantasy   manga  
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'SMALL SHEN is the amazing story of Gold -- a stone spirit and a chronic troublemaker in the court of the great Gods of Chinese mythology.

A mix of Kylie Chan′s brilliant storytelling and Queenie Chan′s beautiful illustrations, SMALL SHEN is a fantastic treat for fans of WHITE TIGER. Readers will be thrilled to discover the events leading up to John Chen and Emma Donahoe′s story in this wonderful prequel.

Shown through Queenie Chan′s stunning illustrations and comics, the story follows the stone spirit Gold′s entertaining adventures throughout history. His escapades include seducing a dragon princess, attempting to steal one of the Tiger′s wives, making bets with demons, and working for the Blue Dragon of the East.

Eventually, as a result of his crimes against Heaven and his constant philandering, Gold is ordered to join the household of Xuan Wu, the Dark Lord of the Northern Heavens. Xuan Wu is also known as John Chen, a Hong Kong businessman.

The story then follows Gold and Jade -- the dragon princess - in contemporary Hong Kong. The two small shen must help guard John Chen′s beloved human wife and baby daughter from demon attack. John Chen is vulnerable to attack while living on Earth, but his family are in the most danger of all...

SMALL SHEN
is a unique piece of work for fans of Kylie Chan to treasure, but also a fantastic introduction to this gripping series.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Prequel to White Tiger.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2012 .
      7222472892953826966.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 1v.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9780732289836 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Double the Adventure 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , April no. 228 2013; (p. 5)
'Brisbane's Kylie Chan says her latest title, Small Shen, came about as a 'collision of opportunities' : a meeting with unrelated Sydney writer and illustrator Queenie Chan at a Brisbane convention. Kylie had a novella freshly minted in need of a home, and Queenie was looking for a new project. Kylie's publisher gave the thumbs up, and Small Shen - a part-illustrated novella - hit the shelves in December.'
Serious Business of Comics Brittany Vonow , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 November 2012; (p. 62)

— Review of Small Shen Kylie Chan 2012 single work graphic novel ; Scarygirl Nathan Jurevicius 2009 single work graphic novel ; Unforgotten Tohby Riddle 2012 single work picture book
'Graphic novels are starting to make their mark in mainstream publishing...'
Serious Business of Comics Brittany Vonow , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 November 2012; (p. 62)

— Review of Small Shen Kylie Chan 2012 single work graphic novel ; Scarygirl Nathan Jurevicius 2009 single work graphic novel ; Unforgotten Tohby Riddle 2012 single work picture book
'Graphic novels are starting to make their mark in mainstream publishing...'
Double the Adventure 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , April no. 228 2013; (p. 5)
'Brisbane's Kylie Chan says her latest title, Small Shen, came about as a 'collision of opportunities' : a meeting with unrelated Sydney writer and illustrator Queenie Chan at a Brisbane convention. Kylie had a novella freshly minted in need of a home, and Queenie was looking for a new project. Kylie's publisher gave the thumbs up, and Small Shen - a part-illustrated novella - hit the shelves in December.'
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