Hong Kong: Blacksmith Books, 2020. First Edition. First Printing. Paperback. NEW. Glossy wrap with French flaps. Illustrated in B/W. 15 x 22.8 cm. 88 pp. Item #12662
French artist Zabo arrived in Hong Kong in 1967, and condensed his year-long stay into a book of cartoons which has come to be known as an emblem of the era.
Hong Kong’s street scenes, people and fashions are humorously illustrated with sharp satire, covering popular pastimes, social etiquette, age-old traditions and the customs of local people as well as foreign residents.
Even half a century later, Zabo’s portrayal of Hong Kong still rings true, and his take on local life will resonate with everyone who lived through the Swinging Sixties – or wishes they had.