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‘Lao Fu Zi’ Comic Publisher Dies At 98, He Had A 56-Year Bond With The Well-Loved Series

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‘Lao Fu Zi’ Comic Publisher Dies At 98, He Had A 56-Year Bond With The Well-Loved Series

Source: https://mustsharenews.com/lao-fu-zi-publisher-dies/

Publisher Of Old Master Q Comic Series Passes Away At 98, Leaving Long Legacy

Many of us would remember reading Lao Fu Zi comic books at the barber while waiting for a haircut.

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The Hong Kong comic follows Old Master Q and his sidekicks in their hilarious adventures.

However, what’s not so funny is that on Wednesday (7 Apr), the publisher of the well-loved comic, Mr Wu Zhongxing, passed away at age 98, reported the Sin Chew Daily.

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Lao Fu Zi was made famous with his help

According to the China Press, Mr Wu was the founder of Ng Hing Ke Book & Newspaper Agency, the publishing company in charge of Old Master Q comics.

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He first saw the work of artist Alfonso Wong Kar Hei in the papers in 1964, and wanted to work with him.

Along with Mr Wong, who died in 2017, Mr Wu promoted the series to new heights.

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At its peak, editions were seen in almost every neighbourhood barber in Asia. In the 90s, he also actively made new changes to keep Lao Fu Zi relevant.

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Till today, Lao Fu Zi remains a recognisable name among millennials.

Left behind a 56-Year legacy

Many fans are thankful for Mr Wu’s contributions to the success of the comic book over the past 56 years.

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We will always remember the joy and laughter he brought us through his publishing work.

With the spare time on your hands, maybe it is time to revisit these comics in a trip down memory lane.

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This man is a legend. His works is classic.

 

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Used to be my past time comic book when I went for haircut at the barber shop. 

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I remb last time CNY period, channel 8 will play lao fu zi on tv one also. I always watch with my cousins they all.

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As surprising as it may be to many, I've read Lao Fu Zi in English translation as a kid. Loved it. Sometimes damn dirty. Like Benny Hill for kids. 😂

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My childhood favorite comic book and also the only comic book that i see. Remember i have many Lao Fu Zi comic book at home. Lol.

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The few Lao Fu Zhi movie series was also very popular in the 80s..

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24 minutes ago, Hamburger said:

Used to be my past time comic book when I went for haircut at the barber shop. 

Yah, the HDB barber shop sure will have Lao  Fu Zhi for waiting customers. 

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44 minutes ago, Hamburger said:

Used to be my past time comic book when I went for haircut at the barber shop. 

We belong to the same era?

七零後?

 

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27 minutes ago, Turboflat4 said:

As surprising as it may be to many, I've read Lao Fu Zi in English translation as a kid. Loved it. Sometimes damn dirty. Like Benny Hill for kids. 😂

I didn't know there is an English translation!

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My very first Chinese teacher...

I leant more 成语 from his comics than school books. 

the grand master of oriental comics...his works will always be remembered.

含笑九泉

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38 minutes ago, Turboflat4 said:

As surprising as it may be to many, I've read Lao Fu Zi in English translation as a kid. Loved it. Sometimes damn dirty. Like Benny Hill for kids. 😂

Didnt know there is English version!! 

So whats the name of the character? Big sweet potation? Mr Zhao? Miss Chen? 😄

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9 minutes ago, Albeniz said:

We belong to the same era?

七零後?

 

I am 七零头.

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39 minutes ago, RH1667 said:

Didnt know there is English version!! 

So whats the name of the character? Big sweet potation? Mr Zhao? Miss Chen? 😄

I remember Miss Chen I think. Xmm right? 😆

I read it when I was 6 or so. 

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1 hour ago, RH1667 said:

Didnt know there is English version!! 

So whats the name of the character? Big sweet potation? Mr Zhao? Miss Chen? 😄

Read already very strange la...

It's like go ang mo restaurant eat spaghetti with chop sticks. 

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Yeah, I remember reading lao fu zi and marvel comics are also one of my favorites.

Those were the good days when our eyes wouldn't get damage from blue light while laughing like a mad kid :grin:

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