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Here are some of the comics-prose and manga stories I have drawn and written over the years. Some of them are published with publishers, and can be bought at the links provided. Most of these stories are in 'comics-prose', a format that mixes prose with comics.



Short Ghost Stories: The Man with the Axe in his Back

4 short, comics-prose horror stories that you can purchase online @ $4.99 on Amazon, Smashwords, Apple iBooks and Nook. You can sample the stories here:




The Dreaming: Perfect Collection

A 3-book mystery-horror series about schoolgirls disappearing in the Australian bush. Twin sisters Jeanie and Amber race against time to uncover the mystery of "The Dreaming". You can purchase book 3 on Amazon, Comixology or RightStuf.com.

You can read volumes 1-2 (of 3) here.




Legend of Zelda: The Edge and the Light

This is a fanfiction I did based on the "Legend of Zelda" game series from Nintendo. The story centers on Link returning to Hyrule from a long absence, only to discover the land in peril and a missing Princess Zelda. Just what is the threat to Hyrule, and why did Princess Zelda leave?

You can read all of it here.

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Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 3 - Page 24 by QueenieChan
Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 3 - Page 24
28-Feb-2015: Just finished Chapter 9 today (it's 29 pages), and has gotta start writing Chapter 10. That said, the test print of vol1 from Amazon Createspace STILL isn't here. I had a look at the "shipped" email and it was shipped on the 6th Feb, making it exactly 21 days it's spent in the mail. If it's still not here by next Friday, I'm going to have to assume it was lost and reorder it. GRRRR...

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This is a 3-book series. I will be serialising the first 2 books online at 3-4 pages per week. Please buy book 3 if you want to finish the story. Thanks.

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Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 3 - Page 23 by QueenieChan
Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 3 - Page 23
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This is a 3-book series. I will be serialising the first 2 books online at 3-4 pages per week. Please buy book 3 if you want to finish the story. Thanks.

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Amazon || Smashwords (PDF) || Apple iBooks
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Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 3 - Page 22 by QueenieChan
Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 3 - Page 22
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This is a 3-book series. I will be serialising the first 2 books online at 3-4 pages per week. Please buy book 3 if you want to finish the story. Thanks.

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Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 3 - Page 21 by QueenieChan
Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 3 - Page 21
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Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 3 - Page 20 by QueenieChan
Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 3 - Page 20
21-Feb-2015: Happy Chinese New Year, folks! I've about 10 pages left of Chapter 9 to do, and I've only got a week (can probably make it though). I'm STILL waiting on Amazon delivery for the test print of the first book (Lulu book has been approved), and I can't believe it. Come on, Amazon, I know I'm from Australia and I chose the cheapest delivery option, but 2+ weeks is too long for delivery in 2015.

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Hi all! I was originally born in Hong Kong, and moved to Australia when I was 6 years old. My first published work was the three-book series "The Dreaming" in 2004 with publisher TOKYOPOP, and since then, I've worked with author Dean Koontz on graphic novel prequels to his series "Odd Thomas". The series became a NYT Best-seller, and afterwards, I worked on "Small Shen", a prequel to best-selling author Kylie Chan's "White Tiger" Chinese fantasy series.

I'm also author-artist of many books and short stories on my website. I'm currently working on "Fabled Kingdom", which is a 3-book fairytale-inspired fantasy series. It's done in comics-prose, and the second installment should be out in February 2015!

This series updates: 3-4 pages every Saturday


30-Oct-2014:
Hi all! As promised, I'm putting my latest story up. "Fabled Kingdom" is a YA fairytale-inspired fantasy story, and like "The Dreaming", it's intended to be a 3-book series (consisting of 21 chapters). It'll be released both in print and as an ebook series. I'm planning to serialise the first 2 books online, and if you like the story, you can buy the 3rd book when it's done.

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5th-Feb-2015: Book 1(of3) is finished! It contains chapters 1-7, and is 212 pages. However, I'm not satisfied with the print quality, so I'm going to sort that first. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Fabled Kingdom - Cover by QueenieChan


What if Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother isn't her real grandmother?
What is her two trueborn grandmothers are both queens - and one is good, while the other one is evil?



The Story


Celsia is a 'Red Hood', a young healer training under the tutelage of her grandmotherin a small village deep in the woods. One day, she discovers a shocking secret - her grandmother isn't her real grandmother. Forced to leave her village, she goes on a quest to find her two trueborn grandmothers, who are both powerful queens of magical kingdoms. Accompanied by her childhood friend Quillon and the cheeky faun Pylus, her first destination is the 'Fabled Kingdom' of Fallinor, a magical kingdom that was destroyed 60 years ago. Or... was it?

You can also read this on SmackJeeves, Tapastic, and on my own website.


Table of Contents

I will be posting the first 2 volumes of this story online from 2014-2016. If you want to read the last volume of the story, you'll have to purchase the book:

Book 1

Book 2

  • Chapter 8: The Rose and the Keeper - 30 Oct 2015 ~ 18 Dec 2015
  • Book 3: TBA

Background Information

As you all know, 'Fabled Kingdom' is a comics-prose story, and it was originally accepted by a major publishing house in 2013. However, I didn't like the contract terms they offered, so I declined. Only 3 chapters of the book was done at the time, and now, I'm close to halfway through Chapter 6. I decided to finish the book on my own, and then see what happens.

Doing this story has been quite an interesting experience, because in terms of length, there is a direct comparison. 'Fabled Kingdom' is a 3-book series much like 'The Dreaming' was (done 10 years ago), except that FK is in comics-prose format, and TD was a traditional manga story. Due to the differences in these formats, I was able to directly compare the amount of work required to do both. And here is where it gets real interesting.

'Comics-Prose' was originally conceived to (1) reduce the amount of time required to draw a single comics page, and (2) to shorten the number of pages required to tell a sequence of events. After having done about 150 pgs of 'Fabled Kingdom' (compared to 166 pgs for volume 1 of 'The Dreaming'), I can declare the points below:

  • 'Comics-prose' uses a lot of prose, but ultimately it's comics. Its length is calculated in pages, not words. Saying a comics-prose story is 70,000 words is a meaningless unit of measurement. Like comics, page count is what matters.
  • It reduces the number of pages required to tell a sequence of events by about 30%. I estimate that 50 pages of comics can be reduced to 30 pages of comics-prose.
  • It reduces the amount of time to draw a single comics page by 40-50%. This is an average, because that depends on the complexity of what's depicted on a single page. 


Some more statistics for comparison. These are approximates only:

  • 'The Dreaming' vol.1 = 166 pages' VS Fabled Kingdom' vol.1 = 210 pages
  • 7 chapters of 'The Dreaming' (166 pgs) took 8 months of 10-hour work days VS 7 Chapters of 'Fabled Kingdom' (210 pgs) took 7 months of 6-hour work days.
  • 'Fabled Kingdom' vol.1 has 26% more pages than 'The Dreaming' vol. 1
  • I estimate that 'Fabled Kingdom' tells 1.5 times the amount of story that 'The Dreaming' does in a single volume.


I've mentioned before that I have no intention of going back to doing traditional comics, and this is why. Traditional comics is back-breaking labour; it really is. Having done it for 10 years, the burn-out is terrifying, and it doesn't get faster or better - in fact, the whole process just gets harder, because you get older.

I'm older now, less naive, and less committed to being chained to my drawing board all day long without even being able to go out for lunch or to meet friends. When I did 'The Dreaming', I literally had NO social life. My friends didn't see me for months at a time, and I almost lost touch with a lot of people. Now that I'm doing 'Fabled Kingdom', I have no trouble going out daily, and meeting my friends once a week. I usually start at 4pm, and get two pages completed (pencils, inked, toned) by 12am at night (with breaks in between for dinner, etc). Even on a really busy day, I still manage to get a full page done within a few hours.

To be honest, I feel relieved.

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SieghartXx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just started reading The Edge of Light, and it's really amazing >o<! 
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QueenieChan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Aww thanks! :D
The story's finished as well, which is probably a good thing too.
Happy reading!

(A lot of good fanfiction is unfinished, which I find pretty annoying, but it can't be helped.)
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SieghartXx Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I was pretty hyped when I saw it was completed! As you said, most fanfiction doesn't get to the finish line, which has left me quite a lot of times starving for more, just to find out the author wasn't planning on completing said fanfictions TOT

I'll be sure to enjoy it thorougly!
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QueenieChan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
(I actually don't read fanfiction any more because of that "unfinished" thing. Too bad - but then it's more annoying to read a good unfinished fanfic than a bad one).
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Forgotenlink Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
I'm depressed I really wanted to buy the Zelda book *sigh*
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QueenieChan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
You can still buy it here in this super-secret link:
www.lulu.com/shop/queenie-chan…

SHHHH It's a secret to everybody.
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ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ello fellow inkblazer =3
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QueenieChan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ello back! =3
Now that IB has vanished into the Internet ether, us ex-IB have got to stick together!
Am watching you!
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ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
and I YOU =3

wait does that count as stalking? o.O
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QueenieChan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Nah, it counts as Internet high-fiving. :D
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