Come around boys and girls.
If your favorite cartoon show is not on at 4 p.m. and you see instead a policeman making an announcement you don’t understand, Maxwell Ip will break it down for you.
In so many words, that’s what Ip is trying to get across not only to children but also to their elders in a series of hilarious graphics drawn on the ongoing street protests.
Ip, an advertising graphic designer, based his graphics on the characters in the Mr. Men and Little Miss children’s book series. He called his version Mr. and Little Miss HK People.
Here they are:
1) Mr. 689 (Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, who got 689 votes in the 800-member election committee in 2012)
2) Mr. 4PM (police spokesman Hui Chun-tak, who appears on television at 4 p.m. every day to give updates about the protest)
3) Mr. G Phone (Scholarism leader Joshua Wong who is fond of mobile games)
4) Mr. Chow and Mr. Shum (Alex Chow and Lester Shum of the Hong Kong Federation of Students who are almost always seen together)
Since its launch on Oct. 19, on Facebook [click here], the graphics have received more than 20,000 likes.
Ip said the online response was unexpected, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday.
He is planning another series that will include Long Hair as, well, Mr. Long Hair.
Ip said young people will benefit from the democratic movement, no matter how it ends.
But to go back to his point, Ip just wanted children to understand why they’re always seeing a policeman on TV at a certain time of day, everyday.
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