The Hong Konger collection started as a way to pass the time. Bored and bed-ridden with a slew of autoimmune diseases that no longer responded to treatment, Sophia Hotung started making Hong Kong versions of New Yorker magazine covers as a joke to share with friends. The joke snowballed, however, and the hobby gained traction, leading to exhibitions, expos, and now a book.
Find yourself within the pages of The Hong Konger Anthology, a satirical and subverted delve into Hong Kong culture.Whether you’re a wild boar spotter, dragon boat drummer, Chinese medicine vendor, Kowloon-wary expat, overscheduled student, lascivious tai tai, or Hong Kong Mom™, you only need to crack open this book to find your likeness.The Hong Konger Anthology features 70 prints inspired by New Yorker magazine covers and a compendium of zany, thoughtful, and satirical poems inspired by western and Chinese poetry.It’s a celebration and critique of Hong Kong’s unique characters and a great addition to the stack of books collecting dust on your coffee table.SOPHIA HOTUNG is a Eurasian writer and illustrator from Hong Kong.
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