Cultural Tour in Comics City- Angoulême in France
Date: 31 Oct 2020, 3:00pm - 4:00pm (GMT+08:00) Hong Kong
McAulay Studio, LB/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Sat Oct 31, 3 - 4pm
Cantonese with English & Cantonese Simultaneous Interpretation
Presenters: Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau, Hong Kong Arts Centre (Comix Home Base)
In collaboration with: Today Publications
Speakers : Mr Chi-tak LI, Mr Kwong-shing LAU, Ms YANAI, Ms Marie FABBRI
Moderator : Mr Kwong-shing LAU
A Book Signing Session by the three comics artists will be held from 4pm after
the Sharing Talk at the same venue, reservation is needed. Please register here.
The French-speaking world is the only one of three major historical centres to
have taken an early interest in foreign creations, in importing them and translating them. It was thus, with the passage of time, that
France managed to crystallise the richest of reading proposals, and establish its market as one of the most exciting, formal creative
The Angoulême International Comics Festival plays the role of an accelerator, and a platform for the meeting of genres and cultures, as seen from its welcome of three renowned Hong Kong comics artists — Mr. Chi-tak Li, Mr. Kwong-shing Lau and Ms. Yanai — this year.
Having participated in the Angoulême International Comics Festival several times before, in 2016, Hong Kong comic strips arrived at the forefront of the Festival with a monographic exhibition devoted to one of Hong Kong’s most talented artists, the prolific Chi-tak Li. As early as the 1980s, Li, whose graphic virtuosity was quickly discovered by local readers, multiplied his publications over the years, either in the form of albums or comic book periodicals - including those in Japan where he collaborated with the manga magazines such as Young and Ikki among many others. His interests and work also extend to illustrations, as evident from his numerous publications in newspapers and magazines in Hong Kong. Today, with several dozen titles published, Li enjoys the rightful title of godfather of Hong Kong's independent comics.
This conference, consisting of a dialogue with two young comics artists, Kwong-shing Lau and Yanai, together with the participation of the Head of Rights and Licensing Market of the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Marie Fabbri, and the acclaimed artist Chi-tak Li highlight the benefits that the International Comics Festival of Angoulême has provided their participating artists with, in terms of creation and opportunities.
For more information of the speakers, please visiter here.
To reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19, the organiser has implemented the following precautionary measures.
- Mandatory body temperature checks are implemented. Presenter reserves the right to refuse entry to any persons whose body temperature is higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius (as indicated by the temperature detector used by Presenter) or to those who have significant respiratory infections into the venue.
- Participants are required to clean their hands with hand sanitiser before admission.
- Participants are required to wear their own mask inside the venue.
- To avoid people gathering, participants are required to follow the staff instructions during the conference, and maintain social distancing.
The presenter will review the situation and adjust the measures if necessary. We appreciate your understanding.
The presenter reserves the rights of final decision on the arrangement.
(please register in the webpage of Hong Kong Arts Centre; you do not need to register here.)