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Old Master Q, Fung Wan piqué interest in Hong Kong comics

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York hosts guest speakers Professor John Lent (left) and Connie Lam.

HKETONY Director Steve Barclay (far right) welcomes Connie Lam and John Lent to New York.

Both speakers at a comics discussion on May 24 agreed that Hong Kong comics unleashed the artists’ creativity as far as it could get, tracing classic creations from the 1960s, “Old Master Q” by Alfonso Wong and “13 dots” by Lee Wai Chun, to the ’90s popular kung fu comic “Fung Wan” by Ma Wing-shing, a painter by training.

The guest speakers were Connie Lam, HKETONY-Asian Cultural Council fellow and Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Centre, and Professor John Lent of Temple University, founder of the International Journal of Comic Art and author of a four-volume bibliography of comic art and books.

It was the first time Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) hosted the comics talk, doing so in conjunction with the Hong Kong Association of New York.

Connie Lam speaks before a packed house at a comics discussion held on the HKETONY premises.


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