26 Most Bizarre And Amusing Things We Found In This Epic Canto Cartoon

How long did the cartoonist take to draw this 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.

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How many Cantonese proverbs can you recognise in this busy picture?

The Great Canton and Hong Kong Proverbs

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Here are among 26 of the most intriguing images we noticed in the picture:

1. Two people wrestling a big deer

Two people wrestling a deer

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2. A lucky black dog, an unlucky white dog, and a mean man with a stick

A lucky black dog and a unlucky white dog

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3. A pig in a basket drowning in the river

A drowning pig in a basket

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4. A rat pulling a turtle that is twice its size on the roof of a building

A rat pulling a turtle

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5. A man climbing a wall in an attempt to catch a rooster with yellow boots

A man trying to catch a chicken with yellow boots

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6. An upside down picture of a God on a door

An up-side down picture of a God

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7. A bald monk holding a black umbrella by the river bank

A monk holding an umbrella

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8. The number '3721'

The number '3721'

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9. A chicken eating a pineapple on the roof of a building

A chicken eating a pineapple

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10. A man ready to eat a dead cat

A man preparing to eat a dead cat

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11. A happy ghost motivate by money pushing a millstone

A ghost pushing a millstone

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12. A man drinking from a bowl and flipping another bowl over

A man drinking from a bowl and turning it over

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13. A man eating rice from a giant pair of pink slipper

A man eating rice from a pink slipper

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14. A man stir-frying squid

A man cooking squid

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15. A very happy monkey who just found freedom and an orange

A monkey who just found freedom

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16. A butcher preparing to cut up a dog while a goat's head hangs above his stall

A butcher preparing to cut up a dog while a goat's head hangs above his stall

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17. A girl releasing a paper aeroplane. That's FFK!

A girl releasing a paper aeroplane

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18. A winter melon next to a plate of tofu

A winter melon next to a plate of tofu

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19. A ghost drawing a talisman

A ghost drawing a talisman

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20. A telephone boiling in a pot of porridge

A telephone boiling in a pot of porridge

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21. A female pig climbing a tree

A female pig climbing a tree

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22. A two-headed snake

A two-headed snake

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23. Buddha on fire

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24. Two men, one pretending to be a ghost while another a horse

Two men, one pretending to be a ghost while another a horse

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25. A ghost covering a girl's eyes

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26. A man on the roof offering a ghost a yummy plate of tofu

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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"

In 1559, Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel created the oil painting “Netherlandish Proverbs” which illustrates many Dutch proverbs to praise the Dutch culture.

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“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.

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