Golden Comics special award goes to veteran cartoonist Hsiao

Focus Taiwan
Date: 08/14/2020
By: William Yen

Photo provided by Loïc Hsiao

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) The special contribution award at the 11th Golden Comic Awards will go to renowned cartoonist Loïc Hsiao (蕭言中), who has released over 30 comic books in his illustrious career, the Ministry of Culture (MOC) said Friday.

Hsiao, 55, achieved immediate success as a cartoonist, selling over 500,000 copies of his debut "Short Circuit in Childhood" comic book in 1985, according to the Taiwan Comic Digital Museum (TCDM) website.

He has also written, acted in, and directed more than 20 dramas for the theater, the TCDM said, and he held a world tour last year to exhibit his unique portrayals of famous celebrities and people painted with a Chinese calligraphy brush.

Meanwhile, the ministry on Friday made public the list of 24 works nominated for this year's Golden Comic Awards, the country's highest national award for comic books.

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