I’ve just found an interview from The Star Online in my files. It’s from 6th October,2004,and the interview is with Wong Yuk Long,aka,Tony Wong known as “The King of Hong Kong Comics” and “The Hong Kong Stan Lee”. Some of you comic geeksters might recall DCs “Batman Hong Kong”?
As we get so little info I thought we might as well turn this into an Asian Sunday!!
Here you go:
The king of
Hong Kong comics
By MICHAEL CHEANG Tony Wong Yuk Long’s world is packed with heroes. These dashing men of brawn sport wind-swept hair, wield magical weapons, execute high-flying kungfu moves in mid-air, and battle evil-doers in the name of justice and honour. Granted, they also have a tendency to pick a lot of fights and subsequently kick the brains out of a lot of people, but that is beside the point. This is, after all, the world of a
|Hong Kong’s King of Comics, Tony Wong: ‘The fighting merely enhances the dynamism of the comics. These days, readers tend to choose storyline over violence.’|
One would expect
“It was one of my proudest moments because before that, no one believed that a comics company would make it to the stock market. The stock even turned out to be one of the top four at the time.” Unfortunately, the following year things took a turn for the worse as
|Da Shen Wang, by Tony Wong, which is based on the legend of the Monkey God.|
Such is Wong’s reputation today that recently he was approached by American comics giant DC Comics, to draw a
|A cover of the new version of Long Fu Mun featuring Wong’s favourite character, Sek Hak Long.|
These days, Wong has set his sights on developing the animation industry in
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