About

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Photo by Nadia Daeng.

Wayne’s first book, TALES FROM A TINY ROOM, debuted in 2014. The former president of DC Comics, Paul Levitz, called it a collection of “delightful very, very short stories contemplating the peculiarities of the universe.”

In 2015, Wayne’s limited edition fiction experiment, PROMPT (co-authored with Anna AB), sold out over a weekend. That same weekend, he launched a brand new kids’ cosmic adventure comic, YELLOW PRINCESS: ATTACK OF THE DINOSHARKS (co-created with Gene Whitlock).

2017 saw the release of its sequel, YELLOW PRINCESS: ATTACK ON THE AMBER CITADEL (again with Gene). Nina Bargiel, a writer for DC Superhero Girls and Lizzie McGuire, said, “Yellow Princess was the hero I could’ve used when I was eight. Unfortunately time machines don’t exist. But thankfully, Yellow Princess does!”

Later that year, Wayne worked with Benjamin Chee to co-create MR MEMPHIS, a comic adaptation / remix of one of his short stories from PROMPT.

Since 2017, he’s been a regular contributor and editor for the the annual snackable fiction anthology, PULP TOAST / ROTI BAKAR.

In 2018, his short story, Satay, appeared in the final issue of LONTAR: THE JOURNAL OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN SPECULATIVE FICTION, alongside works by other prominent creators from around the region, such as Sonny Liew, Victor Fernando R. Ocampo, Drewscape, and Cyril Wong.

Wayne was a co-founder and editor of Singapore’s first tattoo magazine, FLASHINK. Two of his short stories received honourable mentions in the second volume of BEST NEW SINGAPOREAN SHORT STORIES. He has spoken about writing, at St. Joseph’s Institution International School (2015, 2016) and as part of the All In! Young Writers Festival (2017, 2018).

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