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Remember When 'Lao Fu Zi' Comics Were The Best Part About Going To The Hair Salon?

Old Master Q > smartphones.

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Before smartphones became our main source of entertainment, we had one of the most popular comic series of all time - 'Old Master Q' a.k.a. Lao Fu Zi - to keep us occupied while waiting for our mums in hair salons!

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Sadly, as you might have heard by now, Alfonso Wong - the creator of the iconic series - has passed away on 1 January at the age of 93

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Wong started drawing the iconic comic strips in 1962, before they were serialised in 1964, under his son's name (Wong Chak). The series, which has inspired several TV and film adaptations, is still in publication today.

From long-haired dudes to life-threatening gags, there's no doubt that Wong has a knack for tickling our funny bones with his wacky characters and storylines... even for those of us who don't read Chinese!

The main characters, from left: Mr. Chin, Ms. Chan, Old Master Q, Big Potato, and Mr. Chiu.

Image via Alfonso Wong

Without further ado, here are some of the Old Master Q comic strips we used to read in our childhood:

1. Old Master Q is often portrayed as a ham sap lou who can't resist women

Image via Alfonso Wong
Image via Alfonso Wong

2. His advances are usually rejected... but boy, does he find a way to get even

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Image via Alfonso Wong

3. But on rare occasions, book > woman

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4. He can be an a**hole sometimes

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5. Especially when he plays practical jokes on his frenemy, Mr. Chiu

Image via Alfonso Wong
Image via Alfonso Wong

6. It's funny AF though, when he kantoi by his own hand :p

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7. He can be very creative too

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Image via Alfonso Wong
Image via Alfonso Wong

8. So creative, his paintings actually come to life

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9. Wacky '70s and '80s fashion is also one of the comics' long-running gags

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Image via Alfonso Wong

10. Old Master Q sure has special relationships with animals

Image via Alfonso Wong
Image via Alfonso Wong

11. And then there are the scary ghosts and haunted paintings and many other things that don't make sense

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Image via Alfonso Wong
Image via Alfonso Wong

BONUS: Big Potato - one of Old Master Q's best friends - has his moments too. :D

Image via Alfonso Wong
Image via Alfonso Wong
Image via Alfonso Wong

Which Old Master Q comic strip do you remember most? Let us know in the comments section below!

You can read some 'Old Master Q' comics for free here.

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