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Comics can be serious creation, while they can also be marks of an era, which are highly influential in popular culture. This season of “Hong Kong Stories” features Hong Kong comics and spotlights a number of representative local comic artists, including vigorous masters, creators who have persisted for years and highly acclaimed emerging comic artists. Creation of comics requires an all-out effort. Comic artists set their life on fire to record their feelings and thoughts and the evolution of Hong Kong in the stories with their pens, and they also illustrate the future of Hong Kong in their eyes.

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25/02/2021

When talking about the most representative webcomic artist in Hong Kong in the past decade, “Strange Uncle” Cuson LO (LO Chi-kong) must not be forgotten. His page set up on social media has more than 170 000 fans. His previous work “My (Hong-)Kong-girl Wife” series, as well as “The Chaos of Yellow Glove”, an online competition among illustrators triggered by comic artist Chao Yat and him in 2019, had been hot topics among young Hong Kong netizens.

At first, Cuson LO’s comics featured anecdotes in his life. His bits of life with his “(Hong-)Kong-girl” wife and his cute cat at home were all included in his works. As a comic artist, he is a rare success in Hong Kong who makes himself the protagonist in comics and becomes popular. Cuson LO’s humorous and interesting slice of life comics are loved by netizens. Later, as Hong Kong’s political issues have become more and more severe and shocked every Hong Kong people, Cuson LO said that he, as a “Hong Kong pig” and inspired by politics, had begun to draw comics featuring social disputes. His comics are bold and blunt, in which he includes sarcasm that hit the nail on the head, and also the emotional lessons he learnt from social events, bringing tears and laughter and reaching people’s heart. Many of his works are forwarded and shared by numerous netizens, and sometimes may even reverse public opinion.

This episode is hosted by scholar cum political comic artist Justin WONG, who will first visit the home office of Cuson LO to understand how he gains inspiration for his creations from his daily life, then they will have an in-depth conversation about various phenomena of today’s webcomics culture.

Host: JustinWONG (Political Comic Artist / Assistant Professor, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University)

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04/03/2021
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“Have you read today’s column of Zunzi yet?”

From 1980’s to present, when Hong Kong people read their newspaper every morning, they can read Zunzi’s sarcastic political cartoons as well. While commenting the current affairs with just a few lines, Zunzi manages to decode the political situation for the public, thereby making us smile and comforting our soul to get through the hard and depressing time.

During the ever-changing mid-1970’s, Zunzi enrolled in the Art Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Inspired by the heated political atmosphere on the university campus, he became interested in the relationship between art and society. After graduation, Zunzi started to drew politics cartoons for the magazine “Pai Shing Bi-weekly” (People), and started his career as a political cartoonist. It has been forty years, and the pungent remains. His works are witty, sophisticated and humorous while keeping up with the pulse of times. Where do all these smart ideas come from?

This episode is hosted by political cartoonist Justin WONG. Together they will exchange their views on Zunzi’s artworks and the political changes in Hong Kong, and to explore how Zunzi uses his cartoons to depict the real stories that belong to Hong Kong people.


Host: Justin WONG (Political Cartoonist / Assistant Professor of the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University)

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02
2021
RTHK 31
  • Comic ‧ Life - Cuson Lo

    Comic ‧ Life - Cuson Lo

    When talking about the most representative webcomic artist in Hong Kong in the past decade, “Strange Uncle” Cuson LO (LO Chi-kong) must not be forgotten. His page set up on social media has more than 170 000 fans. His previous work “My (Hong-)Kong-girl Wife” series, as well as “The Chaos of Yellow Glove”, an online competition among illustrators triggered by comic artist Chao Yat and him in 2019, had been hot topics among young Hong Kong netizens.

    At first, Cuson LO’s comics featured anecdotes in his life. His bits of life with his “(Hong-)Kong-girl” wife and his cute cat at home were all included in his works. As a comic artist, he is a rare success in Hong Kong who makes himself the protagonist in comics and becomes popular. Cuson LO’s humorous and interesting slice of life comics are loved by netizens. Later, as Hong Kong’s political issues have become more and more severe and shocked every Hong Kong people, Cuson LO said that he, as a “Hong Kong pig” and inspired by politics, had begun to draw comics featuring social disputes. His comics are bold and blunt, in which he includes sarcasm that hit the nail on the head, and also the emotional lessons he learnt from social events, bringing tears and laughter and reaching people’s heart. Many of his works are forwarded and shared by numerous netizens, and sometimes may even reverse public opinion.

    This episode is hosted by scholar cum political comic artist Justin WONG, who will first visit the home office of Cuson LO to understand how he gains inspiration for his creations from his daily life, then they will have an in-depth conversation about various phenomena of today’s webcomics culture.

    Host: JustinWONG (Political Comic Artist / Assistant Professor, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University)

    25/02/2021
  • Draw for Freedom - LAU Kwong-shing

    Draw for Freedom - LAU Kwong-shing

    During the processing of creation, creators keep finding and getting to know themselves. Comic artist LAU Kwong-shing’s experience has all along been like this. Finally, he found the importance of freedom, for being a human and a comic artist as well.

    LAU grew up in Japan and later followed his family to move back to Shandong. He was bullied as he was mistaken as Japanese. His first awakening originated from his identity, and drawing comics became his redemption. However, drawing comics also requires the creator’s awakening – how to breakthrough and make himself / herself stand out from others? Being invited to the Angoulême International Comics Festival in France, LAU got inspired all of a sudden. He had broadened his horizons and thus he tried hard to explore his own style.

    After LAU has found his own creative direction, he began to think over the freedom and space for creation, and these are problems of immediate concern which one cannot stay aloof from as a Hong Kong person. LAU’s thinking process is still in progress …

    18/02/2021
  • The Comic Artist Spirit - Mark Tin Kit

    The Comic Artist Spirit - Mark Tin Kit

    Awarded the Bronze Award of the Japan International MANGA Award in 2019, Hong Kong comic artist MARK Tin-kit has had a very unique career path: for more than thirty years, he was placing himself between high art and popular art, as he has been teaching and creating Western paintings, while also working part-time as a comic artist. He has mastered all skills to draw comics, and he is one of the few comic artists who are capable to create, produce and publish a comic book by themselves. Through his strong and valorous drawing style and mercurial main characters, MARK has walked a different path from the others during the decades of development of Hong Kong comics.


     Host: LAW Man-lok (animation and comics creator)

    11/02/2021
  • Our Kam Siu-man

    Our Kam Siu-man

    Anyone saying “There are nothing more than martial arts and muscles in Hong Kong comics” certainly does not know that there is also this comic artist KAM Siu-man (KAM) in Hong Kong.

    KAM grew up in Kwun Tong spending his time at the grocery store run by his parents, with observing the passers-by as his everyday entertainment. When he was small, he once found 10 dollars unattended on the street, and he spent the money on snacks, toys and the first comic book he ever bought. Since then, KAM has been deeply in love with comics, and even becomes a comic artist later.

    Saying that he is greatly inspired by comics like “Cowboy” and “Old Master Q”, KAM started walking on the path of hilarious comics soon after he entered the industry. Since the 1980’s, he has been publishing numerous bizarre comedic works, in which people will talk about them in delight and keep recalling the parody and caricature, and people even consider him the originator of the “Mo Lei Tau” (nonsensical) culture. KAM considers artistic creation “making something out of nothing”, but he does not think this is his strength. In fact he considers himself best at “making associations in thinking”. The characters he has created may appear ugly while the jokes in his works may sound vulgar, but he is actually a book lover. Being a person that is particular about words, KAM’s favourite authors are GU Long and HUANG Ying, because he appreciates the artistic concepts developed in their works.

    The blaze at the mini-storage at Kowloon Bay in 2016 destroyed the manuscripts KAM kept all these years. He still has a hard feeling for the lost as he loves his works as his life. He has a deep feeling that to a certain extent, this blaze has taken away some of Hong Kong’s humour. After creating numerous 4-panel comics, KAM thinks that every day in life is “the first panel”, and he has never thought about his “forth panel”. He considers art works should surprise people, and so is life. There should be an unexpected ending for both. KAM considers himself a pessimistic person, yet he is the one who keeps bringing us joy, what will be the future of Hong Kong in his eyes?

    The host of this episode is Dr. FAN Wing-chung (Teacher Siu-mo), a veteran fan of Hong Kong comics. Apart from visiting KAM’s studio to explore the source of his sense of humour, Dr. FAN will also be interviewing a few fans of KAM, including football commentator Keyman MA, sandpainting artist CHOY Kam-chiu and the owner of a theme restaurant of Hong Kong comics Eric. These gentlemen will be sharing with us their thoughts on KAM Siu-man, and telling us the influence this master in Hong Kong comics on them.

    Host: Dr. FAN Wing-chung (senior lecturer of the Hong Kong Baptist University)

    04/02/2021
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