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Doubler party means double glamour for Quintessentially Asia and designer

Actor and model Carl Ng Ka-lung with Margaret Kutt, right, and daughter Lillian at Shanghai Tang.

While always impressive, the Shanghai Tang Mansion was especially stunning on Thursday night, filled as it was with Hong Kong's most fashionable people and tastemakers from the world of publishing and fashion.

Monday, 22 October, 2012, 6:16am

British royals 'saddened' by magazine's pledge to publish topless photos

Closer magazine has announced it will publish topless photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge. Photo: AFP

An aide to Britain’s Prince William said on Friday Buckingham Palace will investigate a French magazine’s claim of having topless photographs of his wife, Kate.

14 Sep 2012 - 6:16pm

Bookseller aims at younger crowd

A century-old bookstore chain known for its academic and history books is taking aim at the teenage market by opening a comic store.

Chung Hwa Book Company will officially open the new shop in Mong Kok next week, offering a collection of 7,000 local, Western and Japanese comics and animated movies.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Drawn to manga

Comic books, Sean Michael Wilson says, are most definitely not just kids' stuff. The only professional British manga writer working in Japan, Wilson has faced the criticism that comics are something you should grow out of before you are out of your teens - and has a riposte ready.

9 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Comics on mobile phones 'next trend'

Reading comics on mobile phones is likely to become a trend in the city, say local cartoonists ahead of an international comic conference next weekend.

8 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Brush with fame

Comics artist Lee Chi-ching's mobile phone has been buzzing with congratulatory messages since he was announced winner of Japan's International Manga Award last week. The accompanying media spotlight is a change for Lee, who has drawn little local attention during his 26-year career.

6 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Hongkonger wins 'Nobel Prize' of comics

A Hong Kong artist won the top prize at an international comic book contest held in Japan. The competition between 145 comic book entries from 26 countries has been dubbed Japan's first 'Nobel Prize of manga [comics]' for overseas artists. Hongkonger Lee Chi-ching, 43, claimed the title with his Sun Tzu's Art of War - an adventure series based on a 6th century Chinese military treatise.

30 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Beyond comic books

Thinking out of the box - and out of Hong Kong - is the only way to survive, says comic book artist Elphonso Lam Cheung-kwan, whose new work will be serialised in a famous Japanese monthly manga magazine later this year.

The past few years have been hard for local comic book artists.

20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

New York

What's going on around the globe

The bizarre sexual fixations of Japan's adult manga comics often disturb viewers from elsewhere. Many wonder how sexually violent material that would be judged illegal in other countries became acceptable entertainment in Japan.

18 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Operation translation

HERE'S A STATISTIC Hiroki Sakai and Ioannis Mentzas would like to change: for every 20 translations of foreign books published in Japan, just one Japanese book is translated into a foreign language.

7 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

French artists eye Chinese market

French comic artists are hoping their work can cross the cultural divide at the Book Fair.

22 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

hero worship

Any avid comic book fan that can navigate the bowels of the Causeway Bay Centre will be richly rewarded upon discovering Metro Comics. Stashed inside is an accumulation of some of the comic world's most adored classics. Whether you're a Superman supporter, an Incredible Hulk hack, or just a Marvel maniac, it shouldn't be hard to find your desired read.

10 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Show boosts independent cartoonists

A comics show to highlight local cartoonists' contribution to society was held by a group of independent artists.

Independent cartoonists, who occupy a minor place in the Hong Kong comics market, have established a group called indi- comix.

The group aims to bring together all such cartoonists and to promote the local independent comics culture.

19 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Comics could be used more in class

Comic books are the most popular form of reading material for young people in Hong Kong. They often read comics while walking in the street or travelling on public transport. They may even read comic books instead of their textbooks when revising for exams.

3 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

VIP system not funny: comic fans

Furious cartoon fans who spent hours queuing for the opening of a comic festival yesterday hit out at organisers after so-called VIPs were allowed in first.

More than 2,000 comic fans - most of them teenagers - swarmed to the Convention and Exhibition Centre for the Hong Kong Comic Festival when it opened at 9.30am.

10 Aug 2000 - 12:00am