老夫子 Old Master Q

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老夫子 Old Master Q - Lao Fu Zi - Lo Fu Gee

老夫子 Old Master Q - Official Websites

http://www.omqcomics.com/ 中文
http://www.omqcomics.com/en/
http://www.oldmasterq.com/
http://www.oldmasterq.com/about/qa/


Old Master Q - 老夫子 - Lǎo Fū Zi, is a popular Chinese manhua. The cartoon first appeared in the newspapers and magazines in Hong Kong in 1962, and later serialized in 1964. The comic is still in publication today. The series features the now well-known characters such as Old Master Q and Big Potato, as well as Mr Chin, Mr Chiu and Miss Chan, in many different hilarious situations. They are usually portrayed in a variety of social statuses, professions and time periods, ranging from beggars and office workers to actors and ancient warriors, allowing a wide variety of settings and ideas.

While Old Master Q comics primarily focuses on humor, it also reflects changing social trends, particularly from the 1960s to the 1980s. The comics would sometimes feature societal problems in urban life, such as poverty, petty thefts and secret societies. It also poked fun at fashion , contemporary art and rock music. The comic strips sometimes also bemoan the decline of ethical or moral values in modern day living. One can spot characters displaying acts of selfishness or misery, although the comics occasionally display good values like filial piety. The language barrier, mostly between the Chinese language and the English language, was not overlooked, either. This is seen in some comic strips showing difficulty in communication between old master Q and foreigners, especially Westerners. In rare cases, Old Master Q comics would express serious views regarding major political changes taking place in Hong Kong during the 60's-80's. It had previously criticized overly Westernized Chinese, who were sometimes shown in the comic strips to slant more towards the interests of Westerners than local Chinese. The agreement to hand over power of Hong Kong to China, following the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984, also became a subject matter, as a few comic strips were published through the late 1980s and early 1990s expressing the characters' fears of handover, frequently represented in a numeral of the year it would take place: 1997. Some of these comic strips had even gone the distance to depict direct assault of what appeared to be a representation of the Chinese government and the Communist Party of China, which usually takes place near the end of the comic strip. However, the handover was later depicted in more a positive light in the years leading to the actual event, possibly representing a changing perspective from the author.

(above extracted from wikipedia_03_2012)

I hope the following episodes are enough to bring back memories.

Old Master Q - Episode 1


Old Master Q - Episode 2


Old Master Q


Old Master Q




老夫子 - Lao Fu Zi - Lo Fu Gee



The original question that led to the creation of this page



Hey Mike, any way of tracking down 2 OLD Chinese cartoon (characters) magazine or videos? I wanted to get it for the kids.

What you are looking for is 老夫子 - OLD MASTER Q. - Lao Fu Zi - Lo Fu Gee

I created an 老夫子 Old Master Q page for you and others interested in sharing this character with their children as well.
I have quite a collection of the comic book version, but no way to share those with you at this time.








老夫子 - Lao Fu Zi - Lo Fu Gee

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