World of Lily Wong artist/creator:
Larry Feign Nov 1986 - May 1995
Standard / South China Morning Post
March 1997 - July 1997
2000 - October 2001
2007 - March 2008
For 15 years (off and on) curvaceous Lily
Wong sent us snapshots of life from
colonial Hong Kong. Lily and her western husband,
Stuart, took us through the
day to day trials and tribulations of ordinary life
there, the clash of cultures, the
interfering politics of east and west, and over-riding
machinations of power.
Lily was created by cartoonist Larry Feign, who was
and is still an American
abroad in the Far East, with a Hong kong wife and
life of his own. Larry was
perfectly positioned to record the happenings of our
far-flung UK colony,
and its effects on the ground.
Lily first appeared in the "Hongkong Standard"
and "South China Morning Post"
in 1986. She absconded for a while in 1995, but
in 1997, she was brought out
of limbo by Britain's very own "Independent"
newspaper, specifically to document
the hundred days handover of power from the UK government
to the Chinese
authorities. Three years on from this historical
event, she returned once more
to show us how life was progressing under the fledgling
In October 2007, Larry brought Lily out of retirement
to feature in a series of
strips presented in Cantonese.
Although purists may argue she's not a British toon
creation (Mr Feign is an
American abroad, remember), Lily and Larry's contribution
to UK cartoon
history is undeniable...
from Plan Nine Publishers
The World of Lily Wong
The Adventures of Super Lily
Postcards From Lily Wong
Banned in Hong Kong
Let's All Shut Up and Make Money!
Attack of the Diced Chicken