Creator of popular comic strip ‘Old Master Q’ dies at 93

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/03
By: Sabine Cheng and Christie Chen

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) Alfonso Wong (王家禧), the creator of the popular comic strip “Old Master Q” (老夫

Alfonso Wong (left). Photo courtesy of OMQ ZMedia Ltd

子), died at the age of 93 in the United States on Jan. 1, OMQ ZMedia Ltd., the company that promotes Wong’s comics, announced in a statement on its website on Tuesday.

Wong, who was born in Tianjin, China and later moved to Hong Kong and the United States, is best known for his humorous comic strip, which many in Hong Kong and the Chinese-speaking world grew up reading.

Wong began drawing his iconic “Old Master Q” in 1963. The comic strip features the protagonist Old Master Q, a witty and idiosyncratic character who dresses in traditional Chinese attire, his best friends Big Potato and Mr. Chin, the antagonist Mr. Chiu and Old Master Q’s love interest Miss Chan.

The comic strip portrays the everyday lives of Chinese people.    [FULL  STORY]

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