ACME Speaker Series
7 December 2018 – 4 PM
Place du 20-août, Liège
Independent Comics from British Hong Kong to Hong Kong, China
a conference by Kin Wai Chu (FWO/KULeuven)
Hong Kong independent comics refer to those comics produced solely by the author-artist who pursues comic aesthetics and narratives that are different from mainstream comics. Their emergence does not simply reflect a transnational influence of the alternative comics movement initiated in Europe and Northern American regions in the 1990s. More importantly, they came about at the transition era of Hong Kong–from British Hong Kong to Hong Kong, China. This talk will begin with an introduction to Hong Kong independent comics and then zoom in on some examples expressing the changing politics and Hong Kong identity.
Kin Wai Chu is a PhD Fellow of the Research Foundation of Flanders (FWO) at the University of Leuven, Belgium. She researches and writes on comics and cultural studies.