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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Wing Shing Ma -some background

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Above:Ma Wing Shing
Anyone who has read my reviews of Manhua published by Dr Master,or my look back at Jademan Comics,will know that as far as I am concerned there is one Hong Kong Manhua super-star:Ma Wing Shing.
Time to remind -or educate- you CBOers on the man.
Ma Wing Shing was born in
Hong Kong in 1961,and quit his studies to join the HK comic industry in 1976. Ma started with the company Hei Po where he published his first series, Day Dream.  Other works included Winds and Clouds in Public Housing, Wily Little One, Little Tough Guy, Great Dictator, Lau-keung the Contractor, The Invisible Weird Guest and Wonder Dog.
Then,in 1977, Hei Po was closed down and Ma joined  Golden Comics where he began employing realism in his works such as The Five Brothers which caught the attention of many in the trade:and he also published The Battle: Before and After in Hong Kong Comic Weekly.
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Tin Xia #568 -yes,#568:eat your heart out Marvel and DC!
In 1978,Ma took a one year course at the Hong Kong Academy of Fine Arts to enhance his drawing skills. After this he quit Golden Comics and switched to Ching Po where,while trying to establish his own style, produced numerous works including Evil Experiment, Assault 13, Alien, I Wanna be Woman, Small Luk’s Fight at Wudang and the Eve of the Battle, Martial House, Sword and Spear, Destroyer, My Pursuit, Great Stealer 13, Knowing You, Mad Dog, Security Guard, Story of Big-Nose Boy, Hillfire and Five Affairs.
Veteran Cop and New Drunken Fist were published in 1980 when Ma was with New Waves. In August, he joined Jademan and began publishing The Chinese Hero in Golden Daily.
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above:from The Four Constables
In 1981,he furthered his studies in fine arts at the Des Montagnes Studio and incorporated his new learning into his work. In November, he coauthored Tong Lung with Fung ChiÄMing which succeeded in entering the Japanese market -a rarity in an industry that tended to export more more Chinese translated editions rather than importing a Chinese work!
In 1982, The Chinese Hero periodical was published and immediately proved to be a great success, laying a solid foundation for Ma’s career.
In 1987, Ma co-organized a painting exhibition, Footsteps, with teachers and students of Des Montages Studio.
In 1989, Ma founds the Jonesky Limited, publishes Jonesky’s Collection, releases his new series The Two Extremes and holds his personal art exhibition.
Quoted from “Ma Wing Shing Creative Works” published in 1989. mws-feng-yun-hua-ji-he-ding-ben-di-san-bu.jpg
above:wonderful piece from Feng Yun Hua Ji He Ding Ben [Di San Bu]
WING SHING MA,as I think I have made clear in my reviews of Chinese Hero [from the marvellous Dr Master Publications -click the link on the blog roll to get to their site],is one,if notthe top Hong Kong Manhua artists.
For that reason I decided to put a little info up on CBO -am I kind or what?
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Ma Wing Shing was born in Hong Kong in 1961. He quit his studies and joined the comic industry in 1976. He started with Hei Po where he published his first series, Day Dream. His other works included Winds and Clouds in Public Housing, Wily Little One, Little Tough Guy, Great Dictator, Lau-keung the Contractor, The Invisible Weird Guest and Wonder Dog.
In 1977, Hei Po was closed down and Ma joined the Golden Comics where he began employing realism in his works such as The Five Brothers which caught the attention of many in the trade. He also published The Battle: Before and After in Hong Kong Comic Weekly.
The following year, Ma took a one year course at Hong Kong Academy of Fine Arts to enhance his drawing skills. He soon quit Golden Comics and switched to Ching Po where he, when trying to establish his own style, produced numerous works including Evil Experiment, Assault 13, Alien, I Wanna be Woman, Small Luk’s Fight at Wudang and the Eve of the Battle, Martial House, Sword and Spear, Destroyer, My Pursuit, Great Stealer 13, Knowing You, Mad Dog, Security Guard, Story of Big-Nose Boy, Hillfire and Five Affairs.
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Veteran Cop and New Drunken Fist were published in 1980 when Ma was with New Waves. In August, he joined Jademan and began publishing The Chinese Hero in Golden Daily.
In 1981, he further his studies in fine arts at Des Montagnes Studio and incorporated his new learning into his work. In November, he coauthored Tong Lung with Fung ChiÄMing which succeeded in entering the Japanese market.
In 1982, The Chinese Hero periodical was published and immediately proved to be a great success, laying a solid foundation for Ma’s career.
In 1987, Ma coÄorganized a painting exhibition, Footsteps, with teachers and students of Des Montages Studio.
In 1989, Ma founds the Jonesky Limited, publishes Jonesky’s Collection, releases his new series The Two Extremes and holds his personal art exhibition.
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Quoted from “Ma Wing Shing Creative Works” published in 1989.

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