Wednesday, March 09, 2005

'Comics ... tell the stories that people want'

Agence France-Presse attends the 2005 Man Hong Kong Literary Festival, and finds the English-language book market isn't much to write home about. Comics, however, are another story:
"I'm just not sure people here like the stories enough to buy books," says Samuel So, one of the heads of HK Comics, the city's largest distributor of graphic novels, which last year claimed the largest slice of the city's fiction publishing business.

"Comics, however, do tell the stories that people want -- especially teenagers," So adds.