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Publisher Of Iconic Hong Kong Comic Series 'Old Master Q' Dies

He was 98

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Publisher Of Iconic Hong Kong Comic Series 'Old Master Q' Dies

If you're a 90s kid and you went to a hairdresser or barber shop, you would have probably seen stacks of Old Master Q comics.

The lanky main character Old Master Q, his friend Big Potato and other staple characters such as Mr Chin and Mr Chao, were usually featured in the series.

Originally published between 1983 - 1989

The Star, quoting Sin Chew Daily and China Press, reported that the publisher of this iconic comic, Wu Zhong Xing, passed away at the age of 98.

 
For almost 50 years, Wu, who founded Ng Hing Ke Book & Newspaper Agency that later published the popular 'Old Master Q' comics, was regarded as a titan in Hong Kong's publishing industry.
 

A perfect partnership

According to the report, Wu and the series creator Alfonso Wong Kar Hei met unexpectedly and ended up working together for over 40 years on the series.

Alfonso has since died. According to CNN, he passed away at the age of 93 in 2017.

Alfonso passed away in 2017.
The comic was first published in 1962 in Hong Kong and is still in publication today.

Thank you for making our childhood awesome, Mr. Wu!

 
 
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