Drawing to the dark side

Pat Lee at SCAD's Hong Kong campus. Photo: Edmond So

The world is full of dark and mysterious places, and Canadian illustrator Pat Lee is happy to admit that his mind is one of them. "Imagination is the most crucial asset for an illustrator.

Tuesday, 16 April, 2013, 11:50am

Cousins' illustrations draw attention to plight of endangered species

Aimee Mak Hoeyin (left) and her cousin Tsui Cheeyee are hoping to save animals. Photo: Sam Tsang

Two Hong Kong cousins - both aged 24 - are doing their part to draw public attention to the relatively unknown creatures. Tsui Cheeyee and Aimee Mak Hoeyin paired up to become the design and illustration duo&dear after graduating in 2011.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am

Old and rare children's books

Photo: Lok Man Rare Books

Lorence Johnston wants me to smell an old book. He tilts a hefty brown tome at least 30cm long with the binding facing away and gently flips the pages towards me. I expect a mustiness but I get a warm cigar-like smell with faint vanilla. "That's a 300-year-old book smell," he says.

7 Jan 2013 - 4:31am

Illustration Now! Vol 4

Illustration Now! Vol 4 edited by Julius Wiedermann Taschen

Taschen's Illustration Now! is a sumptuous compendium of new illustrative design work from around the world - and mightily impressive much of it is. The problem is that the book's format and editing frequently make it difficult to judge just how impressive.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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

Messenger boy battles evil scientists

Barnaby Grimes: Curse of the Night Wolf

By Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Published by Doubleday

ISBN 9780 385 61188 6

Barnaby Grimes is a new teenage hero. His first adventure, Curse of the Night Wolf, is a knockout.

28 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Fabien Verschaere

The Parisian artist creates fairy tales with his drawings, paintings and illustrations. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Art Statements Gallery, G/F, 5 Mee Lun St, Central. Inquiries: 2122 9657. Ends Aug 31

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Back to the drawing board

Young Post: How did you become an illustrator?

Chan: I've been a graphic designer for many years - I studied graphic design at university.

But I've also done animations and comics that I sent to magazines.

Four years ago, a friend told me a newspaper was looking for an illustrator. I became a freelance illustrator and graphic designer.

22 Apr 2005 - 12:00am


1996: Graduated from The School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

1997: Joined Hong Kong Commercial Radio as a graphic designer; starts to create animations and comics

1999: Promoted as art director

2000: Joined Metro Radio as art director

2001: Became a freelance graphic designer and an illustrator

22 Apr 2005 - 12:00am