Join Ash, her Superhero Ah Ma, and their family and friends as they go on Unforgettable Adventures in and around Singapore to help you learn more about dementia. These bite-sized comics explore newest design features and developments that make living with dementia easier for everyone!

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Meet the characters

Click on the characters to get to know them!
Hi, I'm Ash. I'm 11 years old and have the secret superpowers of strength and speed!
Ah Ma
My name is Annie, but the kids call me Ah Ma. I'm super-flexible and I can fly.
I'm Grace Tan. I'm Ash's mum, Ah Ma's daughter, and a full-time working mother.
Hey, I'm Zoe! I'm Ash's best friend. I handle all of Ash and Ah Ma's publicity and social media!
I am Buddy. I'm Ash's neighbour and childhood friend. I'm great with tech.

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comic #1: A Deep dive into dementia

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comic #2: dealing with dementia

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comic #3: kampung admiralty: Singapore's 1st retirement village

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comic #4: therapeutic garden @ tiong bahru park

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comic #5: dementia friendly community @ yishun

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comic #6: adapting to dementia at home

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comic #7: helping dementia caregivers

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Comic #8: the power of music

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comic #9: dementia day care

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comic #10: common types of dementia

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ah ma's cosy corner

Ah Ma's new shelf has just arrived. What objects do you think should go there? Drag the stickers around to create your scene.
Screenshot your cosy corner and share it on social media with #superheroahma #ahmacosycorner.
Inspired by the cosy corner concept in by Lien Foundation, Lekker Architects, and Lanzavecchia + Wai Design Studio.

create and share!

Get free digital goodies with one click!
  • Draw your own 12-panel comics
  • Colour "Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma" pages
  • Make your own bookmarks
  • Design Ah Ma's cosy corner the old school way: with paper, scissors, and glue!
  • All 10 "Unforgettable Adventures" bite-sized comics in colour
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meet the creators

Learn from writer Melanie Lee and illustrator Arif Rafhan!

The creative minds behind Ash & Ah Ma are happy to share their enthusiasm for writing stories and creating characters.

Reach out to to organise talks and workshops!

Sessions may cover:
  • Understanding comic fundamentals and visual literacy
  • Behind-the-scenes of the comic publishing process
  • Character creation
  • Step-by-step how-to-draw Ash & Ah Ma
  • And more!

Difference Engine is an independent comics publisher based in Singapore.

We are inspired by stories from Asia and are committed to publishing diverse, well-written, and beautifully illustrated comics of all genres, both print and digital. We would love to work with writers and illustrators, both new and experienced, to contribute to the growing Southeast Asian comics community.

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