The 251st meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  Sept. 17, 2019 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, room UL 105 (lower level). Free and open to the public.

Private Landscapes: Hong Kong Cartoonist Chihoi in discussion with Orion Martin and Jason Li.

Since the late 1990s, Chihoi has created an impressive body of work, first in Hong Kong where he was deeply involved in the underground comics scene, and then in Taiwan, where he worked with Son Ni of nos:books to create a series of ingenious, fully unexpected artist books and comics. Chihoi’s work spans the spectrum of indie comics, from independently published graphic novels to a newspaper strip about a father/daughter relationship that was serialized for years in Hong Kong. Through dozens of iterations throughout the years, Chihoi’s work returns time and again to his sly sense of humor and deep connection to the city of Hong Kong.

Following the recent release of a new anthology of his work, Chihoi will discuss his practice with R. Orion Martin and Jason Li of Paradise Systems. 

Chihoi was born in 1977 in old Hong Kong. In 1996, he began releasing his comics, illustration and writing in local press media, and his comics have appear in various international anthologies. His major comic books include Hijacking – Comic Hong Kong Literature (with coauthor Kongkee), The Train (with coauthor Hung Hung), and Still Life. His work has been translated into Italian, French, Finnish and English. 

R. Orion Martin is a translator and publisher based in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2016 he has been running Paradise Systems, an comics press that publishes outstanding work from the United States and China. 

Jason Li is an independent designer, cartoonist and researcher. He is also an editor at Paradise Systems.

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