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Kafka Author: Chi-tak LI Format: Paperback Number of pages: 148pp Dimensions: 210 x 110 mm Publishing House: L Industry (Hong Kong) Date of publication: July 2021 Language: Traditional Chinese Author’s bio: Chi-tak Li began his career in the comics industry in 1982. After working for a corporate comics publisher in Hong Kong for a month, he decided to start his own venture as a freelancer. Following on from the release of The Wisely series, he self-published Tong Men Shao Nian, a prominent title which rocketed him to fame in 1987. He has since developed a distinctive art style, creating his own visual world with eerily experimental works that broke genre rules. Li’s transmedia creations transcend the boundary of comics and expand into movies, experimental theatres, literature, pop music and sculptures. His idiosyncratic style has attracted the attention and commissions from local and international brands. Li is also well-known to the international comics scene. His comics has been published in places like Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Mainland China, France and Italy since the 90s. In 2016, the Hong Kong Arts Centre had jointly curated Li’s solo exhibition with the Angoulême International Comics Festival in France as one of the Festival’s thematic exhibitions. His French comics The Beast, a collaborative project with the famous Belgian writer Jean Dufaux, was released at the same time. This solo exhibition had given birth to another international cooperation opportunity. Li was invited by the Louvre Museum to create a full-length sci-fi comics Moon of the Moon. The French version was released in November 2019 in Europe and the Hong Kong Chinese version by the local publisher Today Publications in March 2020. His recent romance comic YUM SUI was published in 2021, and his new comic book Kafka is to be published to pay homage to Franz Kafka's literary classics in the same year. Book description: "Grey is like my connection with Kafka."— Chi-tak Li. With a mindful selection of short stories by renowned author Franz Kafka, Li's new book features 10 stories in his iconic comics style, including Vulture — I can never win it over, Passers — talking to strangers, Trees — reality vs illusion, Road — find your own way, Wolves — we are all wolves, Shy —Awww..., Rain — again and again, Love — I am surrounded by lances and sharp knives, War — war! war! war!, and Power — who owns it, who is the boss. Movies, TV series, and plays were commonly adapted from Kafka's literary works, whereas Li interprets Kafka's works in a different way with his simple and delicate black and white line drawings. A mysterious world that is as blurred as grey, ambiguous, and powerless. Drawing Kafka's literature has always been one of Li's wishes, he has devoted himself to this book since 10 years ago. The new comics book is designed in pocket size, one panel on one page, and deepened the story page by page. 卡夫卡 作者︰利志達 格式:紙本平裝 頁數︰148頁 尺寸:210 x 110 mm 出版:利先生漫畫月台(香港) 出版日期:2021年 7 月 語言:繁體中文 作者簡介: 1982年投身漫畫創作,在港式漫畫集團工作一個月後即以自由身闖蕩漫畫界。繪畫過《衛斯理》系列後,87年自資出版代表作《同門少年》而聲名大噪,自此發展其獨特的漫畫風格,以奇詭實驗、突破類型的漫畫築構自己的視覺世界。 漫畫以外,亦參與多個跨媒介的創作,將其繪畫延伸至電影、實驗劇場、文學、流行音樂、雕塑等。此外,其別樹一幟的畫風,吸引多個國際品牌委約創作。 利志達是海外漫畫迷熟知的香港漫畫家,1990年代開始已在海外連載及出版,包括日本的講談社及小學館、臺灣、馬來西亞、中國內地、法國、意大利等。 2016年,香港藝術中心聯同法國安古蘭國際漫畫節為其策劃個人展覽,成為該屆漫畫節主題展之一,同步推出與著名比利時作家Jean Dufaux合作的法語漫畫《The Beast》。是次個人展覽更帶來另一次面向國際的合作,利志達獲羅浮宮博物館合作邀請,編繪長篇科幻漫畫《蟾宮事變》,法文版率先於2019年11月於歐洲發行,香港中文版由今日出版於2020年3月推出。2021年出版愛情漫畫《飲水》,同年以著名文學作家法蘭茲 •卡夫卡的短篇作品為材,出版最新漫畫《卡夫卡》。 作品介紹: 「灰色像是我與卡夫卡的共同形象。」—— 利志達 精選自世界著名作家卡夫卡的文學作品,利志達《卡夫卡》以漫畫呈現10個短篇故事,當中包括:〈Vulture〉—— 果然敵不過牠;〈Passers〉—— 陌生人說陌生人;〈Trees〉—— 真表象vs假表象;〈Road〉—— 路真的要自己去找;〈Wolves〉—— 狼,我們都是;〈Shy〉——啊……;〈Rain〉—— 不停的出現、不停的出現;〈Love〉—— 我的周遭是長矛和利刀;〈War〉—— 戰爭!戰爭!戰爭!;以及〈Power〉—— 誰擁有,誰就能。 有別以聲畫為主的電影、電視或舞臺劇等藝術形式改編的卡夫卡作品,這次利氏運用黑白細膩的線條,描繪卡夫卡筆下,似是蒙上灰色一樣迷離、荒誕神秘、且充滿無力感的世界。自十多年前開始構思,繪畫卡夫卡的作品是利氏多年心願之一,新書尺寸袖珍,並以一頁一畫格形式,逐頁遞進叙事。

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