It was reported today that the well-known cartoonist Xiao Yanzhong, one of the “Four Great Cartoon Talents in Taiwan”, died of illness at the age of 58.Ministry of CulturelongShi ZheExpress condolences and will submit an official order from the President to commend him.
Xiao Yanzhong was born in Nantou in 1965. He graduated from the Fuxing Commerce and Art Department. He debuted in 1985 and published the comic “Fairy Tale Short Circuit” which set a sales record of 500,000 copies. He is also a stage director, actor, singer, host, and Ao Youxiang. , Cai Zhizhong, and Zhu Deyong are also known as “Taiwan’s Four Great Comic Talents”. In 2017, he founded the “Finger Sword Painting School”, which combines the dynamics of Chinese martial arts and Zen to create a new pattern of personal creation. It has been exhibited in Taipei, Tokyo, Japan, and Paris, France. .
Mr. Hsiao Yan-chung’s comic works such as “Fairy Tale Short Circuit” and “Stupid Thief in a Basket”, etc., have precise and appropriate humor and graphic expressions, which are the common memories of many Taiwanese people of different generations. The work “Lie Me! Magic Mirror” won the 2nd Comic Awards in 2003; in 2020, it won the Special Contribution Award at the 11th Golden Comic Awards.
Xiao Yanzhong was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer in July 2019 and has been fighting cancer hard in recent years. When he received the Golden Comic Award for Special Contribution, he said, “I never thought I would get this award, but I don’t feel guilty at all when I get it. I will stand at the forefront of comics and work hard until the last minute.”
Shi Zhe said on his personal Facebook earlier that he was very reluctant and sad when he learned the news. He only met with his teacher in early May this year to ask for help in the promotion and development of Taiwanese comics. “Thanks to my teacher for his abundant creative energy, leaving many wonderful works, and always insisting on sincerity in comics. In addition to having a profound impact on the Taiwanese comics industry, he also worked hard to promote Taiwanese comics internationally. I would like to express my condolences to my teacher’s family and friends. To express our condolences and condolences, the Ministry of Culture will also submit a formal order from the President to commend him.”
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