Wong Yuk-long

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Wong Yuk-long
Wong at the Animation-Comic-Game Hong Kong in 2010
BornWong Chun-loong
(1950-03-27) 27 March 1950 (age 73)
Jiangmen, Guangdong, China
NationalityHong Konger
Area(s)Writer, Artist, Publisher
Pseudonym(s)Tony Wong
Notable works
Oriental Heroes
Weapons of the Gods
Wong Yuk-long
Traditional Chinese黃玉郎
Simplified Chinese黄玉郎
Wong Chun-loong
Traditional Chinese黃振隆
Simplified Chinese黄振隆

Tony Wong Chun-loong[1] (born 27 March 1950), better known by his pseudonyms Wong Yuk-long or Tony Wong, is a Hong Kong manhua artist, publisher and actor, who wrote and created Little Rascals (later re-titled Oriental Heroes) and Weapons of the Gods. He also wrote adaptations of Louis Cha's novels, such as The Return of the Condor Heroes (retitled as Legendary Couples), Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, and Ode to Gallantry. For his contribution and influencing a generation of artists in the local industry, he is regarded as the "Godfather of Hong Kong comics" or "Hong Kong's King of Comics".[2]

He provided the art for Batman: Hong Kong, which was written by Doug Moench.[3] He has also acted in some films occasionally, including making a cameo appearance in Dragon Tiger Gate (a film adapted from Oriental Heroes).


He was born in Jiangmen in Guangdong. After he turned six, he moved to Hong Kong.[4]

He went to school until age 13, and after then started his artistic work. Wong never attended an educational institution focusing on art.[5] His decision to begin working at 13 was because he could command a relatively high salary at that time.[6]

In 1971, Wong created Jademan Holdings.[7] According to Monica Ko of the South China Morning Post, because of Wong's profile in the company, the company's stock became known as "personality stock". In 1989 he lost his position at Jademan by resigning, and so his involvement in the company's comics ended.[1] He attempted to take control of Jademan back. At some point he was convicted in Hong Kong courts of an offense.[8] He received a 2.5 year prison sentence. Wong went to Stanley Prison and was released after one year and six months. In 1993, the South China Morning Post wrote that "Despite his jailing, Mr Wong,[...] is still seen as a hero by young people in the territory."[9]

After Wong left prison, he established Jade Dynasty Publications.[10] His intention was to, in his words, "an oriental [sic] type of Walt Disney."[11]

In 2015 he had plans to have a theme park established in Hangzhou in Mainland China that would focus on comics.[4] The proposed park was to have a cost of $800,000,000 Hong Kong dollars.[12]

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  1. ^ a b Ko, Monica (1990-01-15). "Following the departure of former chairman and chief artist To...". South China Morning Post – via Factiva. artist Tony Wong Chun-loong, [...] Jademan (Holdings) [...] "comics king" Mr Wong, also known as Wong Yuk-long.[...]
  2. ^ Hong Kong's King of Comics Archived 2009-01-31 at the Wayback Machine Giant Robot
  3. ^ Batman: Hong Kong Archived 2008-07-18 at the Wayback Machine at DC
  4. ^ a b Chow, Vivienne (2015-12-13). "'Little Rascals' head to Hangzhou: Hong Kong comic king plans a HK$800m theme park far from home". South China Morning Post. - The biographical data is in the form of an image, and is not text searchable.
  5. ^ Wong, Yat-hei (2014-01-16). "'King' still packs a punch". South China Morning Post. Young Post. Retrieved 2023-06-08.
  6. ^ Wong, Yat-hei (2013-10-05). "Comic book hero; Tony Wong is out to rescue HK's comic industry - again, writes Wong Yat-hei". South China Morning Post. p. 7.
  7. ^ Thompson, Maggie; Frankenhoff, Brent, eds. (2010-09-27). Comics Shop. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. p. PT1709. ISBN 9781440216503.
  8. ^ Lent, John A. (2015-01-05). Asian Comics. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. PT131. ISBN 9781626742949.
  9. ^ "Wong to use resources to build new empire". South China Morning Post. 1993-04-25. Retrieved 2023-06-08.
  10. ^ "War breaks out in land of the comic king". South China Morning Post. 1993-04-25. Retrieved 2023-06-08.
  11. ^ "My wish is to turn the company into an oriental type of Walt Disney". South China Morning Post. 1993-07-18. Retrieved 2023-06-08.
  12. ^ Chow, Vivienne (2015-12-02). "'I'm a little disappointed that this cannot be built in Hong Kong': Comics 'godfather' Tony Wong Yuk-long to build HK$800 million theme park - in Hangzhou, Zhejiang". South China Morning Post.
  13. ^ Wong, Wendy Siuyi (March 2002). Hong Kong Comics. Princeton Architectural Press. p. 177. ISBN 978-1-56898-269-4.

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