Wu Zhongxing, the legendary publisher of the long-running “Lao Fu Zi,” aka “Old Master Q” comic, has passed away at the age of 98.
Born in 1922, Wu became a titan in the Hong Kong publishing world and was also the founder of the renowned Ng Hing Ke Book & Newspaper Agency. He published the comic in Hong Kong magazines in 1962, Resonate reported.
The Chinese comic series, which was created by Alfonso Wong and was first published in 1964, drew inspiration from traditional Chinese culture with themes that “include social structures reflected through various time periods from office workers to ancient warriors.”
Other traditional Chinese stories, such as myths and ghosts, and contemporary Chinese culture were also explored in the comic series. It follows Old Master Q, who is the main character depicted in traditional Chinese attire.
Wong’s work became a huge success, and it was later turned into cartoons and films and was even translated into English.
Wong and Wu’s partnership spanned over 40 years and delighted many readers across Asia, World of Buzz noted.