I was in Guangzhou over the weekend taking part in Guangzhou Shu Xu, an independent publishing and second hand book fair. Meanwhile, across town at Times Museum, another festival I didn't get time to visit but that looks really great - Light of Independence; independent publishing festival.
That's Ha Wan Pao's first four issues tacked on the wall there to the left of Colors magazine. Small potatoes next to much larger ones!
Light of Independence runs til 25th December with talks, film screenings and workshops. Ha Wan Pao is still available for sale at Guangzhou Shu Xu at Goelia225 through til 9th December.
Issue 5 is out now: cover image by Furze Chan, centrefold is Yun Kut Lam's 1960's advertisement featuring actress, Cheung Chung Man. Interviews with Edith Cheung, Jacky Yuen, Alex Daye and Ellis Kreuger plus a look at Chihoi Lee's pencil collection.