Singaporean cartoonist Leslie Chew arrested for suspected sedition

A Singaporean cartoonist has been arrested for suspected sedition over a satirical comic strip on his Facebook page that appeared to accuse the government of racism, his lawyer said yesterday.

Thursday, 25 April, 2013, 3:01am

Hong Kong video game and cartoon designers fail to make impression overseas

Angry Birds are loved globally. Photo: Promotional Partners Worldwide

While overseas video game and animation icons such as Angry Birds have successfully blended into Hong Kong products - from T-shirts to mooncakes - homegrown designers are struggling to make an impression abroad because their creations are "too local", according to licensing agents.

7 Jan 2013 - 5:44am 5 comments

Author Raymond Briggs a hit for all ages

Photo: Cate Gillon/Getty Images

For a man whose work is so intimately associated in the public mind with the festive season, Raymond Briggs isn't particularly cheerful.

18 Nov 2012 - 1:58pm

Indian cartoonist jailed after government criticism

India police have arrested a political cartoonist on sedition charges after his drawings criticising rampant corruption irked political leaders.

A magistrate in the city of Mumbai on Sunday ordered Aseem Trivedi held for a week for questioning about a complaint that the cartoonist had mocked the Indian constitution in his drawings.

11 Sep 2012 - 9:34am

Giant leap into the real world as cartoonist Siu Hak's characters jump off the page

Mainland-based illustrator Siu Hak, who last weekend opened a large-scale sculptural exhibition of his work, said he never imagined that one day his cartoon characters would be bigger than himself.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Animated all the way with a dream team

GoGoNut project leader Mak Chun-keung takes us scene by scene through a day at the office, as he steers along entertaining but also highly challenging creative assignments

I LOVED READING comic books when I was young, and I still do. I always wanted to become a cartoonist because drawing has always been my favourite hobby.

24 Mar 2007 - 12:00am


It's fitting that the first offering from our new cartoonist Tony Lopes today is on the subject of weddings. The award-winning Australian humourist worked for some years as a wedding photographer before turning his hand to drawing his comic strip, Insanity Streak, in 1995.

1 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Cartoonist gets the brush-off

The sight of security chief Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee wielding a whip and leaping skyscrapers was denied to the public when the Hong Kong and Macau Political Cartoons Exhibition fell apart last week.

23 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Quick on the draw

CARTOONIST Lai Tat-wing likes making faces - drawing them and making them when posing for the camera. Ask him to pretend to be serious and he screws up his nose. To him, this is something that he cannot stomach - like watching a Wong Kar-wai movie.

16 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Cartoonist aims to raise green awareness

How did the idea of Pakchoi- Nino come about?

The seed was sown when I read an issue of the New Scientist magazine about genetically modified (GM) foods.

Scanning through the editorial on the pros and cons on GM food, I started to doodle a GM creature.

8 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Wong draws on talents to earn a living

When did you have your first contact with comics?

I was seven years old when I came to Hong Kong from China. I read the comics in one of the local newspapers. You never saw those in China. I was fascinated by comics and read them almost daily. About one year later, I started reading comic books. Then I decided to draw cartoons myself.

14 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Cartoonists can damage impressionable minds

Comics are very popular in Hong Kong.

Many youngsters like reading comics in their spare time. They find them enjoyable.

However, what can begin as a pastime can become addictive.

13 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Cartoon Culture

Are comics trash? A dozen European comic creators looked rather startled to be asked this in a forum dedicated to precisely that question in Hong Kong last week.

21 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Comic art not just kids' stuff

Whizz! Zap! Bang! - and gone are the days when comics were childish rags to be cast aside upon reaching adolescence.

Now cartoon strips are a serious art form and nowhere is it more evident than at this year's Hong Kong Arts Festival.

Eurocomics '98 exhibits the work of cartoonists, a breed not traditionally embraced by the high-brows of the arts world.

18 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Serious side to world of cartoons

The visual arts offerings celebrate the modern artistic identity of one region, and an art form that fought for some years to be taken seriously in another.

15 Dec 1997 - 12:00am