17 / 6 / 2019 Printed a second expanded edition of Signs, for Singapore’s Art Book Fair at the end of the month. Signs II will also appear in Display Distribute’s forthcoming catalogue, launching June 28th at Para Site’s Bicycle Thieves.
13 / 6 / 2019 Sarah Lucas’ survey at the New Museum was one of my favorite exhibitions in recent memory. My new cartoon on In Other Words satirizes her infamous phallic cucumbers.
27 / 4 - 1 / 5 / 2019 Queer Reads Library will be part of a panel Sharing Space: On Independent Publishing, Libraries and Archives, at Black Book Assembly this weekend! Check out the full BBA schedule and come support activists, artists and organizers working para-institutionally.
26 / 4 / 2019 Was a pleasure to discuss the intimacy of printed matter, Filipino pocketbooks and queering publications with Marrz and Serene tonight. Thanks to Cha for co-hosting and Swing a Cat for sharing space!
17 / 4 - 12 / 7 / 2019 Congratulations to Zine Coop for mounting See. Saw. Zine? Publish Yourself! at Taipa Village Macau this week! This show is a result of ZC’s 2 years of zine collecting and programming, and I am so happy to see it up.
16 / 4 / 2019 I’m excited to be speaking on a panel Found in Translation about one of my all-time favorite books, The Arrival by Shaun Tan. The Arrival is the focus of this year’s One City One Book program with the Education University of Hong Kong.
11 - 14 / 4 / 2019 QRL is thrilled to be at the art book display (Isla de Ediciones) of the art fair arteBA in Argentina thanks to John from Asia Art Archive.
10 / 4 / 2019 Heart of Glass is a new 5-page comic for the anthology Moon Boots, forthcoming in May. Thanks to Sofia Warren and Jason Adam Katzenstein for founding the publication!
31 / 3 / 2019 Feeling so grateful for the organizers of Hong Kong Queer Literary and Culture Festival for a great weekend! QRL hosted some conversations, collaborated with artists on festival posters and had a lovely time meeting lots of new friends.
28 / 3 / 2019 I designed the cover of Kong Tsung-gan’s new in-depth book on the post-Umbrella movement era in Hong Kong. Congratulations to Kong on the launch!
27 / 3 / 2019 Our dear reader Hoyin profiled QRL as one of his LGBT art picks for Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong’s March issue! Thank you, Hoyin for citing us alongside our friends from Missionary magazine.
21 / 3 / 2019 Feeling grateful for Harry Burke’s thoughtful review of A Story of Light: Hon Chi-fun as a Critic’s Pick for Artforum. Image: Hon Chi-fun, Untitled 04, 13, 14, 05, 1983. Courtesy of Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Blindspot Gallery.
21 / 3 / 2019 Had fun updating Art Agency, Partners’ Asian Institutions maps with 24 new museums last week! See the full article, Asia’s Most Innovative and Interesting Institutions, here.
12 / 3 / 2019 A Story of Light: Hon Chi-fun opens to the public today. It has been an honor to work with Hon and his wife Choi Yan-chi, my team with Cara, Joyce and Katherine, and our amazing designers at Edited. Join me for a tour at 2:30pm on Saturday (16/3). Photo: Kitmin Lee
10 / 3 / 2019 Thankful for Abby Chen and Crystal Lee of 號外 City Magazine for featuring Still / Loud in their issue 510 (March 2019).
7 / 3 / 2019 New cartoon up on Art Agency, Partners’ In Other Words. This is not about my internalized guilt over considering a MFA…
23 / 2 / 2019 Thanks to Bedroom and 8-Ball Community for a weekend of workshops, talks and joyful energy, and special thanks to Gabriel from Small Potatoes Press for making time to be in conversation.
22 / 2 / 2019 Made a new zine of writing and graphics relating to food, relationships and cultures. It’s called Cha Chaan Teng Means I Love You 茶餐廳=我愛你.
16 / 2 / 2019 Thanks to folks who came to our Still / Loud issue one launch! Thanks to Karen, you can purchase issue 1 at Art and Culture Outreach, Mount Zero Books and Hong Kong Reader.
24 / 1 / 2019 Kodachrome issue 4 is out in print now! I had lots of fun interviewing David Chan, whose 300+ strong collection of analogue cameras in Tsim Tsa Tsui is a labour of love.
22 / 1 / 2019 Thank you Alvin Li for highlighting QRL in this week’s Artforum Diary on Tai Kwun’s Booked! “The library…made me hopeful about the future of queer publishing in Asia.”
18 / 1 / 2019 I was humbled to read this careful reflection of my comic Deep End by Spencer Quong in Paris Review’s online staff picks.
17 / 1 / 2019 After eight months of hard work, our first print issue of Still / Loud will launch on February 16 at Bedroom! Pre-order online here. I am so grateful for our team and our collaborators for their dedication to this.
16 / 1 / 2019 I’m excited to share that A Story of Light: Hon Chi-fun, co-curated by Katherine Don and I, will open at Asia Society Hong Kong Center in mid-March. Image: detail of Up stream by Hon Chi-fun.
20 / 10 / 2018 Thank you to everyone who came and read with us in the cool autumn breeze, and to Tai Kwun and Hera for all the help!
19 / 10 / 2018 Tonight, Queer Reads Library comes to Tai Kwun’s Prison Yard for Art After Hours! I’ll be reading Yukio Mishima’s Cigarette.
18 / 10 / 2018 New cartoon up at In Other Words about multi-hyphenates in the art world (I may have been watching BoJack Horseman while working…)
17 / 10 / 2018 New risograph zine (A6) about survivor’s guilt called Yes. Will debut at art book in China, Modern Art Museum Shanghai.
8 / 10 / 2018 Bedroom is one of the strangest and most surprising platforms for art around, and I’m excited to share my latest article for Still / Loud on their space!
7 / 10 / 2018 Thank you to everyone who came to Culturefest 2018, as well as the wonderful event organisers, Plug Magazine. It was so joyful to meet folks from such great NGOs, like Rainlily and Art Women, and read with lots of you! More pictures are on our Instagram.
29 / 9 / 2018 This weekend I risograph printed a set of four postcards featuring Qing dynasty imagery of social life and style! On sale now.
27 / 9 / 2018 Believe survivors. Rape culture is not inevitable.
25 / 9 / 2018 A new zine about the typography of signs is up in my store! Had so much fun printing this one.
20 / 9 / 2018 Was grateful to draw my first color cartoon for In Other Words’ latest newsletter on African-American art. This issue is not to be missed.
13 / 9 / 2018 There are still a few seats left at this year’s HKGLFF screenings! See you at the cinema. Enjoyed illustrating the wonderful producer Sophia Shek for this article.
3 / 9 / 2018 I am grateful to have interviewed the photographic artist Leung Yiu Hong for Still / Loud on mental health and the shared public urban space of Hong Kong.
28 / 8 / 2018 Day in the Life is a new zine about being late for work. It's on sale in my store.
26 / 8 / 2018 I will be presenting at Hong Kong's Nerd Nite on The Benefits of Being Average Looking on September 17th. See you there!
24 / 8 / 2018 Elson Tong wrote a great article about The Gloomy Island Blues Festival coming to Hong Kong this fall for Still / Loud. I drew spot illustrations of the festival organizers Tomii and Andrew.
23 / 8 / 2018 Really enjoyed illustrating a banner and favicon for Tales from Tabata. To read some salient and perceptive reflections on contemporary Japan, check out this new blog by Kenneth Lee.
27 / 7 / 2018 Ka-Man Tse's Narrow Distances book launch is next week! If you're in Hong Kong, please come by. I am grateful to be a text contributor to this meaningful artist's book.
26 / 7 / 2018 Had a lot of fun working on a poster for Studio UNI's August Hong Kong film series! For full the full poster, click here.
24 / 7 / 2018 I'm excited to be making art history cartoons for Art Agency, Partners, up here. I also worked on some map illustrations for them.
23 / 7 / 2018 I interviewed the designer Michael Leung for Still / Loud on fighting developer hegemony through socially engaged art.
22 / 7 / 2018 Made a little zine reflecting upon the model minority myth, the “Asians can’t drive” stereotype, and the bureaucracy of the Hong Kong Transportation Department.
21 / 7 / 2018 I printed a risograph zine about my daily existential crisis (AKA lunch hour).
20 / 6 / 2018 I printed my first risograph zine at Small Tune Press! It’s sixteen pages of new drawings and writing, and will launch at art book fairs in Shanghai next week and Singapore the week after. If you’re in town, check out Zine Coop’s table!
6 / 5 / 2018 Alex Chee is a writer I look up to very much, and it was an honor to illustrate this for him as part of a series he commissioned for the release of How To Write An Autobiographical Novel, out now.
5 / 5 / 2018 I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to chat with prolific artist and designer Rex Koo about death, movies and discerning a "Hong Kong style" of illustration for Still / Loud. Thanks to Arthur for editing.
30 / 4 / 2018 Karen Cheung's Roses in a Beer Can zine goes to press this month! Thank you to Karen for letting me design your first chapbook.
21 / 4 / 2018 My interview with the lovely zine-maker Beatrix Pang for Still / Loud, edited by Karen, is out. We talk about independent publishing as a method of community building. Photography by Michael CW Chiu.
12 / 4 / 2018 Thank you to Beatrix Chau from Hive Life for this interview about LOVE Long: Robert Indiana and Asia.
6 / 4 / 2018 Ka-Man Tse (center) is releasing a book! Thanks Ka-Man for including my essay in your first monograph.
27 / 3 / 2018 Jes Fan's Mother Is A Woman is now on view at Empty Gallery. Kin is where the mother is.
28 / 3 / 2018 The Art Newspaper listed LOVE Long in their Must-see shows during Art Basel article.
19 / 3 / 2018 Thanks to Hong Kong Tatler for listing LOVE Long: Robert Indiana and Asia as a must-see exhibition.
9 / 2 / 2018 MakerHive is hosting Print Gone Wild tonight, a showcase of local printmakers. I will be exhibiting some of my prints from Japan for the first time. Photo: Vincy Chan