Tuesday, July 31, 2007

You Can't Eat Your Classmate!

Often I go into classes and there's the neglected, abused whiteboard staring back forlornly at me. Sometimes I walk in, and something wonderful greets me. The above doodle belongs to Tingwei of 2F. The drawing is simple and simply beautiful, and I like what it meant to me: it must be so sweet to get to the top of the mountain and enjoy the view, especially if you are a slow-moving tortoise! The bird was added by (who huh can someone remind me?), but it adds a very nice touch to the whole picture.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Sunday Special! - PAULZILLA!

Good morning! Thanks for dropping by this beautiful Sunday! Today's strip is not about Sir Fong, but an ex-colleague of his: Mr Paul Lim, the previous Prefect Master!

Before the cool new Parade Square popped up, we stood on the Astro Turf in front of the podium. The announcements were read on the second floor, and there was a circular opening where Mr Lim lurked (haha, what a word to use). The announcements were lots some days - what with the prodigous amount of battles our students fight every day - so we'd stand there till the morning sun scaled the HDB flats and graze our faces. And although our faces glowed in the dawning light, our Asian eyes grew even smaller (squinting mah).

I created this farewell card for him cos he was such a BIG target for all my daily jokes. So, that was the last joke I could do of the big lug.

In Memory: King of Kowloon (Hong Kong)

Read in New Paper that a very famous Hong Kong graffitti artist passed away two weeks ago. I knew about him becos my favorite rap group Softhard (HK) used his artwork on their 1993 album.

The King of Kowloon's life was dedicated to his genius, madness and the singleminded pursuit of art at all cost. While I will not be bringing Sir Fong in that direction, I often ask myself the question: how much will I sacrifice for my passion? You can read more about him here:


Friday, July 27, 2007

Introducing Tiger

Tiger is a character inspired by a student. He was born in the year of - no prize for guessing - and he joined the school one year later than his peers, so he's this big Tiger in the midst of a bunch of Bunnies. He is the largest boy in class, and has a big personality to match. A really good cartoonist too.

So, the bunnies' illegal experimentation with chemicals (see "Bunny Bubble Tea" Pt 1 to 3) landed them in the hospital. One bunny experiences a greater side effect than others . . .

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Bunny Bubble Tea Part 3

Today, a student I did not teach came up to me and said he liked the SF comic books. I thank him thank him thank him!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Bunny Bubble Tea Part 2

Happy Monday!
(click for larger comic below)

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Bunny Bubble Tea

Dun forget to click for a larger image!
This goes against everything ur chemistry teachers teach u, but do you really think that fruity soft drinks came from plants? Also, this blog just got hit more than 1000 times since 18 days ago. Thanks to all of u who visited! Please come back often!

This was originally intended as the cover design for the second print of Sir Fong 1.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Sir Fong loves Star Wars

There's classroom pranks, and there's staff room pranks. This is not really related to my Sir Fong comics, but the attitude is the same.

A lot of teachers are avid toy collectors, and I can have some fun to relief the monotony of looking stern and sourly. A hastily-painted pair of eyes, some sharp teeths and a few centimeters of adhesive tape later, a fellow teacher's cute lion is now doing monumental battle with a Star Wars transformer.

And the winner is . . . the fuuuur-o-cious king of the jungle!

And here's Star Wars-inspired piece. (It's real. I daydream about this often in class.)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


The earliest documented sighting of a killer rabbit was in 1975, in the comedy milestone film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". It also inspired this "Sir Fong". The picture above is a plush toy available from http://www.entertainmentearth.com/.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Bunnies' Favorite

Science topics come and go, but one remains a classic forever. :P

Friday, July 13, 2007

Louder Than U

This is a flier for a workshop conducted jointly by Miel, Edmund Wee See Heng, and myself at National Museum in 2006. It's called Thunder Pens! The flier is designed by the talented people at Antfarm.

I have a big loud voice. Coupled with a bulldozer chin, I'm an unstoppable force of nature in class. As a new teacher, I deliver Science lessons with the subtlety of an Optimus Prime. Now I realised that a different kind of lesson delivery is more effective:

"Cos trust is what it's all about/My heart can't hear a word/When you scream and shout" - Love Me With Freedom by Sheena Easton

OK, so I learn some. But am still a Science Boom Box. Haha.

PS. U can click on the picture below for a larger version - cos then u can see the bunnies' expressions clearer.)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sir Fong at National Museum

Last year, Sir Fong joins National Museum in their grand reopening festival!

And here's one comic strip that requires some basic appreciation of science (wait! don't switch off! Give it a try!):

Monday, July 9, 2007

Bunny Bag

The Bunny was made into a xtra-cool bag as a gift for all teachers during our annual Dinner and Dance in 2006. Special thanks to Mrs Priscilla Lim - it was her idea!

The bunny's ears are, u guessed it, the bag straps! It's monumental: the first Sir Fong product!

Here's the front and back of it:

Friday, July 6, 2007

Bunny In A Bottle

Bunny in a Bottle (right): this is a drawing by a student of my Killer Bunny. We were designing and launching soft drink pet bottle rockets (haha, 'pet' is so appropriate!) in the school field.

Below: Being a new teacher can be a stressful experience. I try to be cool, but the kids have a short cut to my heart. En route, they leave a bloody trail of destruction: broken limbs, slaughtered test tubes, kidnapped assignments etc.

Once there (your heart), they'll blow it up into little teenie weenie bits. Haha.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

New Teacher

Sir Fong is a comic collection created by Otto Fong. It is inspired by the author's experience as a Science teacher and his first batch of Raffles Institution students, who were born in the year of the Rabbit. First created in 2001, a collection was published in Singapore by Firstfruits in 2005. A sequel, Sir Fong 2, is published by GLM in 2006.

Cover of Sir Fong 2

Cover of Sir Fong 2