26 Most Bizarre And Amusing Things We Found In This Epic Canto Cartoon
A graphic designer named 阿塗 (Ah To) has illustrated 83 different Cantonese proverbs in ONE cartoon titled "The Great Canton and Hong Kong Proverbs"
阿塗(Ah To), a graphic designer and part-time cartoonist who concerns about the survival of Cantonese in Canton and Hong Kong, has just published a comic called ” The Great Canton and Hong Kong Proverbs” on Hong Kong independent media “Passion Times“. The cartoon contains illustrations of 81 Cantonese proverbs.wordpress.com
How many Cantonese proverbs can you recognise in this busy picture?
1. Two people wrestling a big deer
2. A lucky black dog, an unlucky white dog, and a mean man with a stick
3. A pig in a basket drowning in the river
4. A rat pulling a turtle that is twice its size on the roof of a building
5. A man climbing a wall in an attempt to catch a rooster with yellow boots
6. An upside down picture of a God on a door
7. A bald monk holding a black umbrella by the river bank
8. The number '3721'
9. A chicken eating a pineapple on the roof of a building
10. A man ready to eat a dead cat
11. A happy ghost motivate by money pushing a millstone
12. A man drinking from a bowl and flipping another bowl over
13. A man eating rice from a giant pair of pink slipper
14. A man stir-frying squid
15. A very happy monkey who just found freedom and an orange
16. A butcher preparing to cut up a dog while a goat's head hangs above his stall
17. A girl releasing a paper aeroplane. That's FFK!
18. A winter melon next to a plate of tofu
19. A ghost drawing a talisman
20. A telephone boiling in a pot of porridge
21. A female pig climbing a tree
22. A two-headed snake
23. Buddha on fire
24. Two men, one pretending to be a ghost while another a horse
25. A ghost covering a girl's eyes
26. A man on the roof offering a ghost a yummy plate of tofu
This picture was inspired by Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel who did the same in 1559 with Dutch proverbs in an oil painting titled "Netherlandish Proverbs"
“The Great Canton and Hong Kong Proverbs”
In 1559, Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel created the oil painting “Netherlandish Proverbs” which illustrates many Dutch proverbs to praise the Dutch culture. In 2014, Ah To imitated the idea and created “Great Canton and Hong Kong proverbs” illustrating 81 Cantonese proverbs to propagate the Cantonese culture and defend Cantonese.