Reading Hong Kong’s Perverse Work Culture: A Talk with Graphic Artist Justin Chiu-Tat Wong

Why We Recommend it

Hong Kong artist Justin Chiu-Tat Wong (黃照達) will speak about his graphic novel, in which the protagonist attempts to redefine and comprehend what work means to the life of a young professional striving to survive in an overworked, international city.


Wong’s 2010 graphic novel Lonely Planet has recently been translated into French (Je préférerais ne pas, 2018). It tells the ironic story of Butt, a quirky thirty-something Hong Kong man who has just lost his job. Butt takes on the challenge to find a balance between idleness and work by attempting all kinds of ill-judged experiments.

In this talk, organised by Alliance Française de Hong Kong, Wong’s will share his creative process behind the story.

Wong is an avid graphic novelist specialising in comics, animation, design, illustration and interactive multimedia. His illustration and design works have been regularly featured in local newspapers and magazines.

Admission to the talk is free. Interested parties are asked to RSVP here


When: 25 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019 Where: Alliance Française De Hong Kong Library, 1/F Jordan Centre – 52 Jordan Road – Kowloon