Sunday, 6 July 2008
Coco Goes To Study In England
Thank you very much for reading my earthquake comics. I am very happy to receive your comments and feedback.
I would love to share more of my comic artworks with you. This series of comics is from the comic book Coco Goes To Study In England that I published in Hong Kong in 2007.
I went to study in the UK when I was 15. It was a tremendous culture-shock experience for me to take my A levels in a girls' boarding school in North Yorkshire, where I sang hymns every morning and fed horses; I got lost at the backstage of the Royal Opera House in London and ended up sketching dancers of Kirov Ballet; I made a plaster bust of the Phantom Of The Opera and was invited to a free show by the singer who played the phantom; in a very unexpected way I did the first nude drawing of my life by walking into the wrong classroom; I was extremely confused with the concept of contemporary art when I was told to appreciate Duchamp's toilet seat...
For 8 years in the UK, I have become a blend of the East and the West. The difference between our cultures does not always represent 'gaps', there are more pleasures and opportunities to appreciate what is new to us. :)
From now on I will regularly update the Coco Wang Comics Blog which is dedicated to my Coco Goes To Study In England comic stories.