PLAY! Hong Kong Comics Touring Exhibition
PLAY! Hong Kong Comics Touring Exhibition is an accredited event celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Helsinki Comics Festival, Finland
The exhibition will showcase the history and development of Hong Kong comics from 1960s. Hong Kong comics artist Alice MAK, Miloza MA and publisher Karson MAK will attend the Festival and take part in sharing sessions, talks, live drawing demonstrations, etc.
Can comics only be “read”? Why can’t we “play” with comics? As a unique comics branch in the world, Hong Kong comics has been developing rapidly in the past 60 years, becoming more and more diverse and “playful” especially in the last decade. Therefore, Hong Kong Arts Centre proudly presents PLAY! Hong Kong Comics Touring Exhibition, showcasing the history and development of Hong Kong comics from the 1960s to the present. The exhibition will travel to Brussels, Helsinki, and Tokyo in the year 2017/18, making its first stop at Helsinki Comics Festival and Brussels Comic Script Festival at the same period, from 1 to 3 September 2017. Apart from the exhibition, two Hong Kong comics artists and one comics publisher will also arrive at the festival, greeting readers from around the world in talks, live drawing demonstrations, as well as autograph sessions. Let’s play together in the playground of Hong Kong Comics, and play forward to the future of Hong Kong Comics!
Presenter: Hong Kong Arts Centre, Comix Home Base
Sponsor: Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region