The 1997 Hong Kong handover was laughing matter...or maybe it was! Read the cartoons that chronicled the End of Empire, in this special 20th anniversary edition.In March 1997 controversial, award-winning cartoonist Larry Feign was commissioned by a British newspaper to chronicle an unprecedented moment in history-The Reunification of China! The End of the British Empire!-and all the rumors, worst-case scenarios and unforgettable events: Pre-handover supermarket specialsLast-minute pregnancies before the one-child policy kicked inThe greatest onslaught of tacky souvenirs in historyThe invasion of the foreign journalistsBritain finally lifts a finger for Hong KongThis book contains the entire series, plus cartoons from Time, Geo Magazine, and several previously unpublished cartoons, as well as A Politically Incorrect View of the Handover. You'll laugh almost as loud as Chinese leaders laugh at Hong Kong people's calls for democracy. Click Look Inside to read the first chapter and cartoons!
Larry Feign has been disappointing his mother since the age of seven, when he decided to become a writer and cartoonist instead of a brain surgeon or senior partner in a leading law firm. To her annoyance, Larry's work has appeared in hundreds of publications around the world and he is the author of 14 books. He has worked as a caricaturist in Hawaii, animator in Hollywood, and cartoonist in London and Hong Kong. Larry considers himself a generic American. He currently resides in the remote wilderness of Lantau Island with his wife, children, dogs, beehive and the occasional visiting snake.