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Peninsula in Ink

June 17, 2015
A Comic Art Masterclass for Aspiring Visual Storytellers

Comic art has followed different paths in various cultures, however, it is considered one of the universal visual narrative languages that has its roots in Asia. The history of comics and cartooning dates back as early as the 12th century in Japan before flourishing in the mid-20th century, particularly in the United States, Western Europe as well as Japan. Hong Kong comics reached their historical peak in the 1990s and the medium of the graphic novel has gained more recognition for its presentation of the city and presenting contemporary issues, as well as arts and youth culture.

Participants will be introduced to a renowned Hong Kong comic artist and, in a unique arts and heritage setting at Hong Kong’s Comix Home Base, they will be guided through the stages of creating comic art, including designing their own characters, narrative storytelling, script writing and insight into the profession of this urban art form. Learning new skills and sharing ideas, this Academy programme will promote self-discovery and refining the art of visual storytelling, with a view to recreating ad reimagining a Peninsula icon: the Pageboy.