Chihoi is a self taught artist whose works materialise in poetic and atmospheric comics, illustrations, books and more recently, paintings. Since 1996, his works have appeared in various local press and later in international anthologies. Most known for his comic books Still Life (2003), The Train (2007), Hijacking – Hong Kong Comic Literature (2007), The Library (2013) and Library & I’m with my Saint (2018), he has also contributed weekly comic strips Fa Fa World to Hong Kong newspaper The Sun, which follow the daily lives of a father and his daughter, Fa Fa. His works have been translated into English, Finnish, French, and Italian. Chihoi also takes part in editing publications at nos:books, an independent press publisher in Taipei.
The Train / 2007/2022
The Train (2007/2022) is a sequence of pencil-drawn images selected from the artist’s graphic novel The Train (2007), adapted from the short fiction Carousel written by Taiwanese poet Hung Hung. The Train depicts an endless journey of a merry-go-round train on an island. The passengers on the train wait for and lose their loved ones in the constant disconnection and reconnection of the train compartments. The tragedy replays in loop as heaps of people, luggage, carriages, dreams, and longing are indiscriminately swept away by waves into the sea.