Samba is a wild child who comes from the forest and lives in the city. He wears green underpants of wild men all the time. He does not like wearing shoes. He can only speak single words but is able to communicate with people by his special facial expression and body language. Therefore, he has a wide circle of acquaintances all over the world ranging from humans, animals to even aliens. Samba has very good appetite and unlimited energy. He only eats, plays and sleeps every day. Thus, he is always filled with vitality and positive energy. He loves nature, adventure and his family. He is righteous but likes playing tricks on his elder brother who looks after him every day. He creates laughter in every moment and is a happy child in everybody’s mind.

CK Keung

CK Keung studied illustration design and started drawing comics under the influence of Japanese comic artist Akira Toriyama. Having won the Comics Rising Talent Award by Rightman Publishing Ltd in 1999, he has been one of the most popular children comic artists in Hong Kong, who published a number of relaxing and amusing comic works under CO-CO!, including The Thirty-Six Stratagems, Samba Amigo, and Samba Family, etc. The Samba series also gained much appreciation from publishing houses in China and Singapore, which later published the simplified Chinese and English versions of the comics. In 2008, the series even won the Best Children Comics Award of the 4th Golden Dragon Award Original Comic & Animation Competition. In 2015, Keung was invited by Hong Kong Arts Centre to be one of the Hong Kong representatives to participate in the exchange activity at the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême in France. The following year, he authorized Hong Kong Tramways to use his comic creation for interior decoration in trams. In 2017, Keung was invited to participate in the creation of large outdoor wall painting, and thus the display of a large Samba painting on the wall of Hong Kong Arts Centre in Wanchai.

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