Swept the three areas of the comic book, “Old Master Q,” celebrating the 45th anniversary of the continuing expansion of publishing and licensing business, on January 15 next year will be launched in the Taiwan issue, and will promote the mainland authority, the future will look at Japan, Korea, Europe and America, vowed to become the greatest cartoon characters ofbrands.
Old Master Q Ha Media chief executive Wei-Jen Chen pointed out that next month’s launch of “Master Q” magazine first issue, two thirds of the comic, the other is the related products and co-creative Daren reported.
Wei-Jen Chen said, “Master Q” Comics in Hong Kong, sold 1 million a year, while Japan and the famous ” A Dream” comics, selling only its two-thirds or half. “Old man” has been published in the mainland Simplified Chinese cartoons, but in Hong Kong, Macau, North America and Singapore, Traditional Chinese, Malay in Malaysia. He pointed out that next year the authority will be more actively develop the mainland market, is expected to and in the mainland A share market leadingOlympic flying toy animation culture, and Shanghai family, to develop “Master Q” licensed products and Distribution Issues.
Old Master Q Kazakhstan in late 2006 set up the media capital of 3.5 million U.S. dollars. Revenue of less than one million U.S. dollars last year, but has started the third quarter earnings, revenue this year will challenge the 3 million U.S. dollars. “Master Q” Wong comic of his creation, is the son of Joseph’s name as his pen name, this year more than 80 years old, currently lives in the United States. In addition to inheritance Joseph took “old man” of the bar, also served as chairman of Old Master Q Kazakh media.
Mainland Taiwan cartoonist leisurely Blue Ocean
“Master Q” Comics launched in January next year, monthly, in the family, such as convenience store shelves Lyle Rich, the former three special only 79 per single volume, display Attacking ambition of young people to read. “Master Q” found new life through new marketing tactics, Taiwan Tsai, Chu Te-yung, Ao Youxiang other famous cartoonist, is found in the mainland market blue sea.
Ao Youxiang famous comic book, “The House Wulong” in mainlandsales hit a record 2,000 to 10,000, an estimated 100 million people read this comic. “The House Wulong” wide range of readers, publishers have invested, will “The House Wulong” made into a movie, and the development of merchandise.
Ao Youxiang settled six years ago,, and set up studios in the coming year, the hope that Taiwan’s comic experience of the successful mainland. “The House Wulong” the contents of the humor is full of interesting, given different interpretations of traditional Chinese martial arts point of view, on the mainland publishing market is a novel subject.
Beijing cartoonist Chu Te-yung has also announced that with Zhejiang Satellite TV, Beijing Children’s Art Theatre company with hands, the new work “absolutely child,” onto the television and theater stage, but also the success of comics in Taiwan into the mainland market one of the cases.
Taiwan’s first popular in the mainland is a cartoonist Tsai Chih-chung, 1989, the “Chuang Tzu said,” landing, the use of modern painting interpretation of ancient Chinese philosophy, readers can quickly, order up to 5 million. Subsequent “I said,” “Shaolin Temple” and other Chinese classics, classic comics were released one after another; in 2006, the work is made more for the first time mobile phone animation, the cartoon extended to different industries.
Well-known cartoonist published in the open market after the invasion of the island in the Japanese comics, local cartoonist serious squeeze the market, coupled with severe publishing environment, forcing many local fine cartoonist comic stage in Taiwan gradually disappear.
Contrast, the mainland market, the reading population, the market is large; and the subject of most of Taiwan’s cartoonists both recreation and educational value, such as Tsai; or rather from the perspective of humor analysis of modern gender relations, reflect the current state of the social portrayal such as Chu Te-yung’s “te” is very popular, had also made into a TV series.
Comics industry in Taiwan that the Taiwan market to the Japanese manga comic magazines and more, local cartoonist is not easy to appear again, well-known cartoonist had moved offshore to China.