The Life Interview with comic hero Wee Tian Beng

The first Singaporean comic artist to successfully break into the overseas market in the 1990s, Wee Tian Beng will publish the final volume of his popular series The Celestial Zone later this month

After nearly two decades, Singapore comics veteran Wee Tian Beng has decided to bring his long-running The Celestial Zone (TCZ) series to a close later this month.

Having set numerous milestones for the local comic industry and sold five million comics, the 52-year-old is miles away from the early days of his career, when he was broke, getting two to four hours of sleep a day and running a makeshift comic studio out of his bedroom.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 07, 2018, with the headline 'Comic hero's starry rise'. Print Edition | Subscribe