Licence to Care by Lydia Shah & Dan Wong
Author: Lydia Shah & Dan Wong (Illustration)
Ashley, Khairul and Sophia begin their journey to become nurses at the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies. With guidance from their seniors Raj and Ling Shan, they learn the many layers of care that the profession entails. Called to the front line during the Covid-19 pandemic, the student nurses are tested to their limits and have to learn to lean on one another for support.
Based on the real-life undergraduate experience at the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, this graphic novel offers an insider's look at the ups and downs of nursing school.
LYDIA SHAH is a professional television director, writer and producer whose works have been featured regionally and internationally. Her most notable works include the Channel 5 program RenovAID and travel food show Weird Food Diaries. Additionally, she is an adjunct lecturer for LASALLE College of the Arts, Diploma in Broadcast Media. She believes in the importance of nurturing a new generation of storytellers who can bring their unique narratives to paper or screen.
DAN WONG is a commercial illustrator and fine-artist. His illustrations and paintings feature a Singaporean-centric theme, touching on of socio-political and domestic affairs, with a satirical light. Dan places emphasis on entertaining, provoking, and finally rewarding his audiences with his work. He aims to craft humour and satire to the highest degree every time he sets his brush to the canvas. His work has been displayed in various galleries throughout Singapore including The Arts House, Aliwal Arts Centre, Viridian Art House, National Museum, and the Substation.