【NEW ARRANGEMENTS】 New Book Launch Fantaisie Ordinaire by Kwong-shing LAU | Comics Originals Exhibition ∣ Book Signing Session ∣ Live Drawing x Music Performance

Date: 2020.07.15 - 2020.09.20




New Book Launch Fantaisie Ordinaire by Kwong-shing LAU

Comics Originals Exhibition Book Signing Session Live Drawing x Music Performance

Presenter: Hong Kong Arts Centre (Comix Home Base)
Special Thanks: Patayo Éditions, Mr. Victor BUTZELAAR


Fantaisie Ordinaire, the first French comic by the Hong Kong comics artist Kwong-shing Lau is officially launched!
Originated and drawn by Kwong-shing Lau, collaborated with Amsterdam composer Victor Butzelaar, Fantaisie Ordinaire turns words into music scores and depict the story with synchronising graphics and melodies.

Kwong-shing Lau portrayed this ordinary story with his diverse graphical compositions and perspectives—On a peaceful day, a man and a woman met somewhere; From the slow-going arrival and awaiting of the man, anticipated to the dressing-up of the woman—tension gradually built up along with the accelerating rhythm. And all of a sudden, the end unfolds… Combining reading and listening, readers will enjoy this heartwarming story in an innovative comics-reading experience.

In continuing to the complementing music and graphic of Fantaisie Ordinaire, the Hong Kong Arts Centre (Comix Home Base) is presenting a series of new book launch events, including comics originals exhibition, live drawing x music performance, book signing session, for all comics fans to immerse themselves in the delicate atmosphere created by the artists. Comics and music lovers surely cannot miss the new book launch events!


HKAC Art Shop New Book Early Sale
Sole distributed by Hong Kong Arts Centre, the Fantaisie Ordinaire comic book is available NOW! During the promotion period 15. 7 to 16. 8. 2020, all purchases of Fantaisie Ordinaire and its side-products through HKAC Art Shop and online shop (hkacartshop.store) will have the chance on getting a special-edition souvenir.
How to Join — Continue the heartwarming journey of Fantaisie Ordinaire by Kwong-shing Lau
  In Fantaisie Ordinaire, after the man and the woman met, they’ll…
  •   With not more than 100 words (in Chinese or English) or one-page of drawing, illustrate the next scene for the man and the woman.
      Submit your work in text or image file with the book purchase receipt to this LINK.
  •   Kwong-shing Lau will select ONE work and for the autographed special-edition souvenir.
  •   Each book purchase receipt can be submitted for once.
  •   The presenter reserves the rights of final decision on the arrangement.
Heartwarming recommendation
The Special edition Art Print Set is making an early launch!
In a set of 6, to echo with the rhythmic narration of the story, the Art Print Set is printed with various features, and held by an envelope printed with an exclusive, never-before-seen drawing from the new book — bursting with collection value!

Fantaisie Ordinaire Comic book HK$140 ∣ Art Print Set HK$180 ∣ Heartwarming collector’s deal: Fantaisie Ordinaire Comic book + Art Print Set HK$270
AVAILABLE EARLY NOW on HKAC Art Shop and online store (hkacartshop.store)!

Notice: In view of the latest situation of COVID-19 infection, the opening hours of the HKAC ART SHOP will be changed temporarily to 11am to 5pm, Wednesdays to Saturdays from 1 August (Sat) until further notice. HKAC ONLINE STORE would maintain normal operation. Please enquire HKAC Art Shop for any questions.


Fantaisie Ordinaire Comics Originals ExhibitionNEW ARRANGEMENTS】Extended exhibition period until 20. 9 . 2020!  

Date: 15. 7 - 16. 8. 2020

Time: 09:00-23:00

Venue: Jockey Club Atrium, 3/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Free Admission

Nearly all the original comic manuscripts of Fantaisie Ordinaire will be exhibited. A valuable chance to appreciate the talents of next generation Hong Kong comics artist Kwong-shing Lau’s delicate pencil drawings and tension build-up technique in person.

【NEW ARRANGEMENTS】Extended exhibition period until 20. 9 . 2020! 



Live Drawing x Music Performance 

Performers: Artist Kwong-shing LAU, Sound Artist Andio LAI
Date: 2. 8. 2020 (Sun)

Time: 20:15 - 21:15
Venue: Pao Galleries, 4/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Quota: 60 people
Ticket price: HK$180 ( Online registration on HKAC website is required, details on ticket purchase arrangement will be informed through email by successful registration.)

An extraordinary ensemble with live drawings, live music and video projections.



Performers: Artist Kwong-shing LAU, Sound Artist Andio LAI

Date: 7. 8. 2020 (Fri) 

Time: 20:00-21:00 

Free of Charge  

Facebook: Hong Kong Arts Centre


In view of the latest development of the COVID-19 infection, the live show Live Drawing x Music Performance originally scheduled on 2 August will be changed to streaming online for free on 7 August (Friday) at 8pm. In continuing to the story of an ordinary day in "Fantaisie Ordinaire", Andio Lai, the local sound artist will play in line with the scenes drew by Kwong-shing Lau, the comics artist in the performance, presenting a new creation complemented music and graphics. Audience could enjoy the performance on the Facebook page of Hong Kong Arts Centre in scheduled time for free, as well as interact with the artists through the live sharing session after the performance. We wish you to stay home and be energised by the power from the artistic creations.



Speakers: Artist Kwong-shing LAU, Sound Artist Andio LAI

Special Guest: Victor BUTZELAAR 

Date: 7. 8. 2020 (Fri) 

Time: 21:00-21:45

Free of Charge

Facebook: Hong Kong Arts Centre 


After the performance, the two artists will show up together with Victor Butzelaar, the original music composer of “Fantaisie Ordinaire” for video live sharing. They will talk in details of their beloved creation, comics, music, and how they present the extraordinary art creations to the audience through the fantastic ensemble. The artists will also interact with the audience online! There is a chance for audience to win the unique gift of "Fantaisie Ordinaire" with the signature by the comics artist. Please stay tune for more updates on the Hong Kong Arts Centre website, Facebook and Instagram!



Book Signing Session  

Date: 2. 8. 2020 (Sun)
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Venue: Pao Galleries, 4/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre
No reservation is needed, queuing on site for signature.

Comics artist Kwong-shing Lau will sign his new book Fantaisie Ordinaire for readers.


In order to reduce the risk of the spread of the COVID-19 infection, the BOOK SIGINING SESSION will be cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.



If you are a lover of comics, music, and art creation, please make your order of the new comics book and exhibition-edition art print set of "Fantaisie Ordinaire" at Hong Kong Arts Centre Art Shop or online store (hkacartshop.store)The artist, Kwong-shing Lau, will sign and draw on the "Fantaisie Ordinaire" series upon purchase from now until 8 August 2020, as to give thanks to all your supports and complete the collecting wishes of the many fans under the situation of difficult to meet in person.



Fantaisie Ordinaire comic book is available on the platforms below



Enquiry: 2582 0200chb@hkac.org.hk

The presenter reserves the right to the final decision of the detailed arrangements of the events.
Event quota may be adjusted due to government reduce gatherings policies.




柳廣成 Kwong-shing LAU

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Instagram: cowcowtony
Twitter: LauKwongShing1
Website: cowcowtony.wixsite.com/shing

Kwong-shing Lau, who spent his childhood in Kyoto, Japan, is deeply influenced by the Japanese comics culture. After returning to Hong Kong, he studied at the Department of Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has published over ten short comics series on different platforms such as MDecomics and Ani-Wave. His direction of creation has changed drastically since his participation in the Angoulême International Comics Festival in France by the invitation from Hong Kong Arts Centre in 2017. He frequently draws with pencil, creating the atmosphere with its tactile touches. While engage in the exploration of comics’ potential as a medium of expression, he also tries to deconstruct and rework what a ‘comics’ is.

His comics works include Cube Escape: Paradox, a collaboration with Rusty Lake in the Netherland and The Fallen City published in Taiwan. Cube Escape: Paradox which was sold globally was a great success, with the 100 limited editions sold out in four hours. His latest comics book Fantaisie Ordinaire is in collaboration with the Amsterdam composer Victor Butzelaar, published by Europe publishing house Patayo Éditions and is simultaneously launching in Europe and Hong Kong in 2020. Apart from comics, Lau is also dedicated in the production of animation. He has already created more than ten animation short films. Recently he has been focusing on drawing works related to social issues and was invited to participate in exhibitions such as Bangkok Through Poster in Thailand, The Art of Protest in Hong Kong and Éruptions @ Lyon BD Festival in France.

Participated Exhibitions: Achieve Comic (2016 Hong Kong), Angoulême International Comics Festival (2017 France), The Pitch of Tension – Hong Kong Comics Power (2017 Hong Kong), Comics Like That (2018 Hong Kong), Mangasia (2019 Shenzhen, China), Ani-Com Park@Harbour"FUN" (2019 Hong Kong), Cube Escape: Paradox Exhibition (Hong Kong, 2019), Graphic Novel Festival (Taiwan, 2019), Silver Forest: Lost And Found (Hong Kong, 2019), Taiwan Comics Festival (Taiwan, 2019), The Art of Protest (Hong Kong, 2019), Bangkok Through Poster (Thailand, 2020), Éruptions @ Lyon BD Festival (France, 2020), Rebel Pen (Taiwan, 2020), Kwong-shing Lau x Raider (Hong Kong, 2020).



黎仲民 Andio LAI

Website: andiolai.com

Andio Lai is interested in making sound objects and machine art, some are built to be used in his sonic performances. He obtained BA (Hons) in Creative Media, School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong & MA in Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Through the practice of media archeology, studying tools development and the relative history of interfaces, his works focus on the subject matter of experimental instrument, playing and human-machine relation. He is currently teaching subjects related to Media Art, Design and Technologies.

Past performances including : Sonic Anchor #24 Interfacing Dynamics (2015), Jockey Club Street Music Series: Experimental Series #3 (2016);
Selected past exhibition includes : The Act of Tracing, Para Site , Art Basel (2016), Breathing Space: Contemporary Art from Hong Kong, Asia Society Hong Kong (2017), Medialogue, Hong Kong Visual Arts Center (2018).

He is also a collective member of artist-run space Floating Projects, co-curating show such as Toy as Medium (2016), Sketch Out (2018).




To reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19, the presenter has implemented the following precautionary measures.

  • Mandatory body temperature checks are implemented. Presenter reserves the right to refuse entry to any persons whose body temperature is higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius (as indicated by the temperature detector used by presenter) or to those who have significant respiratory infections into the venue.
  • Participants are required to clean their hands with hand sanitiser before admission.
  • Participants are required to wear their own mask inside the venue.
  • To avoid people gathering, participants are required to follow the staff instructions during live drawing x music performance and book signing session, and maintain social distancing. 

The presenter will review the situation and adjust the measures if necessary. We appreciate your understanding.
The presenter reserves the rights of final decision on the arrangement.