PLAY! Hong Kong Comix Touring Exhibition


PLAY! Hong Kong Comix Touring Exhibition in Hong Kong

10 Jan 2018 - 1 Feb 2018 

Comix Homebase, Wan Chai


“Final Stop: Hong Kong Draw hard, PLAY hard!”
There is no such thing as having too much of PLAY! After touring four months to Europe and Japan, it’s time for the dynamic Hong Kong comics to PLAY back home. Hong Kong Arts Centre, with the sponsorship of Create Hong Kong of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, proudly presents PLAY! Hong Kong Comix Touring Exhibition (PLAY!) in 2017/18, traveling with three groups of local comics artists and professionals to Brussels (Belgium) and Helsinki (Finland) in September 2017 and Tokyo (Japan) in November 2017. This touring exhibition showcases the history and development of Hong Kong comics from the 1960s to present, supplemented by talks, live drawing demonstrations and autograph  sessions. For its final stop, PLAY! returns to Comix Home Base in Wan Chai, Hong Kong from 10th January to 1st February 2018 to share with the local public the development of the unique Hong Kong comics, and how it has become more diverse and "playful" over the last 60 years. The highlight of the finale of this exhibition will see all nine Hong Kong comics artists and professionals participated in previous touring destinations gather in Hong Kong to share their experiences gained with the local readers through a series of talks and live drawing demonstrations. To supplement the exhibition, five overseas comics artists and professionals join the party to spark creativity with our local “paper players”! Let’s continue to draw hard, PLAY hard with Hong Kong comics in the new year!
Presenter: Hong Kong Arts Centre, Comix Home Base
Sponsor: Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Supporters: Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Tokyo, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels
In Association with: Hong Kong Comics & Animation Federation, Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association, Brussels Comic Strip Festival, Helsinki Comics Festival, Belgium Hong Kong Society,
Special Thanks to: Dorsett Hospitality International, AGORA Hospitality Group