Monday, December 24, 2012

Hong Kong Comic Characters

We are familiar with Superman, Batman, Spiderman, etc. What about the Hong Kong comic characters. No idea? Here is a photo gallery for your reference.

Hong Kong is an international city where you can find the trace of many different kinds of culture, including the local one. The enclosed 24 photos, taken by the author at Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars, will give you an idea on what the local comic characters look like.

Number 1
Number 2
Number 3
Number 4
Number 5
Number 6
Number 7
Number 8
Number 9
Number 10
Number 11
Number 12
Number 13
Number 14
Number 15
Number 16
Number 17
Number 18
Number 19
Number 20
Number 21
Number 22
Number 23
Number 24
Their comics are sold in newspaper stand or bookshop. Some comics manage to have translated version in other languages. Other works have movie adaptation. 

Some characters also appear in government promotional videos to convey important messages, for example, the proper way to use the lift and wash your hands. Related merchandise is popular in the department stores, and sometimes in convenient stores like 7-11. 

When you visit Hong Kong, welcome to see the big figure dolls and take photos with them. They are displaying in the Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui. The display is not permanent as it lasts for three years. 

If you would like to shop souvenirs that stand for Hong Kong, I highly recommend that you buy merchandise carrying the image of the Hong Kong comic characteristics. Merchandise of number 18 and number 24 are the most popular ones and cover many aspects of living. 

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