Pop star Kelly Chen Wai-lam has ventured into the publishing business - not with the aim of self-promotion but to show that she has a good heart. Chen will launch her English-learning comic book, Kelly International School, at the end of this month. She said it was a Christmas present for everybody, including her supporters, and all proceeds from its sale would go to charity. Having studied in both the United States and Japan, Chen played more than one role in the project. Apart from writing it, she was involved in deciding how her characters should look in the drawings. It was reported that Chen designed swimwear for the comic, despite the fact that she herself does not dare appear in front of the public in a bathing costume. 'I heard that, in a vote, people most want to see me in swimwear. I am delighted to hear that, but I find it too sexy to wear in public, so I came up with the design (for my book). Do you find it cute?' The most significant feature of the publication, according to Chen, is that Kelly emphasises conversational English, whereas schooling in Hong Kong puts the focus on the language's written form and is exam-oriented. Chen added: 'I hope we can arouse children's interest in learning and reading through the appealing story of Kelly. The project can help raise the English standard of the next generation.' In the comic, Kelly, Cherry and Poppy are the three main characters whose outlook on life is similar to that of the singer herself. You may find that even their appearance and clothing is familiar. Actually, you may well have seen the sketches before because they are an exact portrait of how Chen looks when she attends functions. The proceeds will be donated to an education fund under Chen's name. 'I hope people will pass it [the book] on as a present to their loved ones,' she said.