|Joseph Wong's felt-tip drawing of Old Master Q|
|A giant poster in the courtyard of Comix Home Base|
Wong used his son Joseph's Chinese name as a pen name, Wong Chak, and he followed his father in not only learning how to draw Old Master Q and his companions, but also continuing the comic strip a bit longer and later set up a company to retain the copyright of the characters.
|Joseph drawing Old Master Q|
One time in school the teacher asked each student in the class what their father did, and that's when Joseph realized his father was the only one who drew for a living.
And because his father used Joseph's Chinese name as a pen name, whenever the phone rang for Wong Chak, they had to ask which one.
Joseph explains that Old Master Q is actually his father, that he drew himself into the comics, and the way he acted and interacted with people was very similar to the cartoon character.
It's amazingly coincidental that there is an exhibition of Old Master Q at Comix Home Base, featuring not only archival cartoons, but also local artists reinterpreting the comic strip.
|An artist's interpretation of the famous comic book character|