THE WORLD MY ARENA VOL 1
Chiral Comics, Singapore. 2021
Kang Jing (Cover, Story and Art), Ace (Screentone), Alan Bay (Cover Colours) Tara Clarkson (Editor)
200 Pages Hardcover Graphic Novel
Despised and abused by his classmates, dismissed by his teachers, and overlooked by everyone else, Nathan struggles to find a place in the world. When the constant barrage of ill-treatment and misery finally drives Nathan to the brink of death, the quick thinking and merciful heart of a school janitor with hidden skills gives Nathan the chance to learn how to defend himself... and even find acceptance from his former persecutors. But in a world that's been terribly unkind to Nathan, his morals and his true worth will be tested at every turn.
PACKS A PUNCH! (Pun intended)
Reminiscent of the fighting manga and HK martial arts comics of yore. KJ burst into the scene in 2019 almost fully formed and it will be interesting to trace his development. The World My Arena is the pivotal starting point.
CT Lim, Country Editor (Singapore) International Journal of Comic Art
“The World My Arena Volume 1” Packs a Punch and a lot of Heart.
Dylan Fine, Writer, A Place To Hang Your Cape
I'll give the story a 9/10.
It was really good, really relatable, well written. You feel for the characters, you feel for Nathan.
Andrew Maclean and Charlie Armour, The Rabbit Hole Show
The World My Arena was originally published as 7 single issues between October 2019 to November 2020, before being collected as a remastered edition in 2021.
THE WORLD MY ARENA #1 - #7
Kang Jing (Cover, Story and Art)
(2019 - 2020)
Fully funded and published through Kickstarter in late 2019
Featured on local media such as justsaying.Asia and CNA Lifestyle
Licensed to VividThree Productions Pte Ltd for the production of animated videos on ComicVid app.