Ronin Rat and Ninja Cat, Book 2 of 5 – S$6.50
About the graphic novel
Book 2: When Ronin Meets Ninja!
On the run from the bandit leader known only as ‘BOSS-SAN’, the wily ronin rat WHISKERS enters the city of Daikyo and learns there is a huge bounty out for the capture of an elusive burglar; a chance too good for our down-and-out protagonist to pass on.
But the burglar, a plucky kitten named Maneki who lives everyday like a thrilling ninja adventure is determined to always stay one step ahead of his potential captor. On the run from the law, the ronin rat, WHISKERS and the kitten burglar MANEKI encounters the pigeon monk HATO, the sole survivor of an order of monks sworn to safeguard an ancient secret now in danger of falling into the wrong hands. With his dying breath, HATO entrusts them with the key and a map to the lost treasures of the First Emperor. WHISKERS, who is given the key, reluctantly agrees to partner MANEKI in the hunt for the treasure when the latter memorizes the map and swallows it so that the partnership would be sealed.
Little does the two know that their inevitable confrontation will bring them face to face with Hato, the sole survivor of an order of monks sworn to safeguard an ancient secret that is now in danger of falling into the wrong hands!
Presenting the second chapter in the debut comic book mini-series by writer/illustrator Joshua Chiang, Ronin Rat and Ninja Cat is a love letter to classic Chanbara (samurai sword-fighting) movies set in a land of talking animals, giant insects, a bit of magic here and there, and one really big, really destructive Daikaiju!
The Ronin Rat and Ninja Cat Series
The Ronin Rat and Ninja Cat series is the debut comic book mini-series by writer/illustrator Joshua Chiang. Ronin Rat and Ninja Cat is a love letter to classic Chanbara (samurai sword-fighting) movies set in a land of talking animals, giant insects, a bit of magic here and there, and one really big, really destructive Daikaiju!
The 5-book series centres on 2 major characters – WHISKERS a rat who has become a Ronin (a samurai without a master) under mysterious circumstances and MANEKI, a cat burglar who considers himself a Ninja. They form an unlikely partnership in search of an ancient treasure which had started a new line of emperors. But they are not the only ones. Hot on their heels are various groups with different intentions for the treasure. The trials and adventures of Ronin Rat and Ninja Cat peel at the issues of betrayal, loyalty, greed and goodness in the lives of communities.
About the author/illustrator
Joshua Chiang is an illustrator and author. He has been published by Ethos Books (Trackless Paths), and CerealBox Studios (The Chronicles of Oujo). He was heavily involved in the Singapore animation scene before this and has written for many locally produced animated series such as Nanoboy, Master Raindrop, Zigby and The Exolight as well as international productions such as Robot ARPO and also helped conceptualize and storyboard various other series.
Joshua is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where his series of quirky artwork – Candid Cambodia – inspired by his observations of Cambodian life and culture is a hit amongst locals and tourists alike.
Title: Ronin Rat and Ninja Cat, Book 2 of 5
Writer & Illustrator: Joshua Chiang
Size: 256mmH x 168mmW
Pages: 36 contents + 4 cover
Finish: Saddle stitch
Printing: 4C x 4C
Genre: Graphic Novel
|Dimensions||25.6 × 16.8 cm|
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