‘Lao Fu Zi’ Comic Publisher Dies At 98, He Had A 56-Year Bond With The Well-Loved Series

Publisher Of Old Master Q Comic Series Passes Away At 98, Leaving Long Legacy

Many of us would remember reading Lao Fu Zi comic books at the barber while waiting for a haircut.


The Hong Kong comic follows Old Master Q and his sidekicks in their hilarious adventures.

However, what’s not so funny is that on Wednesday (7 Apr), the publisher of the well-loved comic, Mr Wu Zhongxing, passed away at age 98, reported the Sin Chew Daily.


Lao Fu Zi was made famous with his help

According to the China Press, Mr Wu was the founder of Ng Hing Ke Book & Newspaper Agency, the publishing company in charge of Old Master Q comics.


He first saw the work of artist Alfonso Wong Kar Hei in the papers in 1964, and wanted to work with him.

Along with Mr Wong, who died in 2017, Mr Wu promoted the series to new heights.

Series creator Alfonso Wong died in 2017.

At its peak, editions were seen in almost every neighbourhood barber in Asia. In the 90s, he also actively made new changes to keep Lao Fu Zi relevant.


Till today, Lao Fu Zi remains a recognisable name among millennials.

Left behind a 56-Year legacy

Many fans are thankful for Mr Wu’s contributions to the success of the comic book over the past 56 years.

Mr Wu (left) posing with a fan.

We will always remember the joy and laughter he brought us through his publishing work.

With the spare time on your hands, maybe it is time to revisit these comics in a trip down memory lane.

Featured image adapted from Goody25 and 1000shadow.

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