Alfonso Wong

Alfonso Wong also known by his pen name Wong Chak was a Hong Kong manhua artist who created one of the longestrunning comic strips Old Master Q that became popular across Asia. It voiced the opinions of the citizens in an exaggerated comical sense at a time when comics avoided controversial political issues. From integration with mainlanders to the education gap there were few limitations being broached by the sensitive subjects which accompanied his stories. The comic became known for maintaining popularity for over 40 years against endless competition with other Hong Kong manhua and Japanese manga. Later adaptations into movies Chinese animation and other works of fiction continued well after his retirement. He later emigrated to the United States and had retired by the mid1990s. Wong died of organ failure on 1 January 2017 at the age of 93.