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Update: July, 08/2015 - 10:07

Colour comic book Cua So (Window) of Ta Huy Long, one of the leading comic illustrators in Viet Nam. — Photo vnexpress.net

HA NOI (VNS) — One of the leading comic illustrators in Viet Nam, Ta Huy Long, critic Pham Xuan Nguyen and writer Truong Quy will hold a discussion on the 82-page colour comic book Cua So (Window) of the illustrator, which was published late last year.

Ta Huy Long, born in 1974, is an illustrator of children's books, including De Men Phieu Luu Ky (Diary of a Cricket), Su Tich Chu Cuoi Cung Trang (A Legend of Cuoi and the Moon) and Lich Su Viet Nam Bang Tranh (A Painting Book of Viet Nam History).

Cua So is a diary of paintings telling the story of a 10-year-old boy's dream in Ha Noi's Old Quarter in the 1980s when electric trams were still ratling on the streets and bicycles were everywhere.

"The mischievous, ambiguous paintings which bear the metaphor of re-birth and life transformation, flashing by as fast as a dream in their busy lives, takes readers to a familiar Ha Noi as it was a few decades ago," says a press release of the publisher Nha Nam Culture and Communication JSC.

The round-table discussion, Window – A Strange Look on Familiar Ha Noi, is set to take place at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Ha Noi from 6pm today. — VNS


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