Satire

Swimsuit Round

TVB's Miss Hong Kong 2022 contestants model alternative swimwear after comments from a former government official about the pageant's swimsuit round stirred controversy in the media. Dated September 25, 2022.

Homecoming

A man wheels his luggage into Chek Lap Kok's arrivals hall, now crowded and colourful now that Hong Kong's Covid-19 hotel quarantine rules have been lifted. Dated September 23, 2022.

Bao Bei's Feast

A Eurasian toddler can only crave a McDonald’s Happy Meal despite the Chinese banquet spread out before her. Based on the February 17, 1973 New Yorker magazine cover The New Yorker Cat Feast Cover by Ronald Searle.

Closing Time

Pretentious chefs flee the scene of a burning Jumbo Floating Restaurant, one with a dubious lighter in hand. Based on the August 15 & 22, 2011 New Yorker magazine cover S.O.S. by Christoph Niemann.

Covid Closet

The artist gets dressed in a The Sims 2-style user interface, choosing from a variety of zany and Covid-apprioriate outfits during Hong Kong's fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Dated March 14, 2022.

Cupidity

A gawky expat fawns over his disinterested date at the Armani/Privé terrace in Central. Based on the February 19, 1996 New Yorker magazine cover Cupid’s Volley by Peter de Sève.

Dark Side

An expat family warily traverses the Kwun Tong Bypass, unfamiliar with their Kowloon-side surroundings. Based on the August 7, 1937 New Yorker magazine cover by William Steig.

Flagpolar

The Hong Kong colonial flag evolves into the Hong Kong regional flag, which evolves into the Chinese national flag over the course of 26 years between 1996 and 2022. Dated July 1, 2022.

Groundlings

An outdoor screening of “Godzilla vs. Kong” at the Grounds in AIA Vitality Park distracts from a real battle between the beasts by Victoria Harbour. Based on the August 24, 2009 New Yorker magazine cover Double Feature by Adrian Tomine.

Hong Kong Moms

A woman peruses the Hong Kong Moms Facebook group while domestic chaos rages around her. Based on the December 7, 2020 New Yorker magazine cover Love Life by Adrian Tomine.

Hot Girl Bummer

Plane banners soar over sunbathing and canoodling beachgoers on Repulse Bay Beach, delivering messages from an anxious mother. Based on the August 16, 2021 New Yorker magazine cover Hi It’s Mom by Roz Chast.

In the Mood for Likes

Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung’s characters from Wong Kar-wai’s 2000 film 'In the Mood for Love’ ride the MTR while using their phones. Leung and Cheung’s phones emit “like” and “love” reactions. Dated May 20, 2022.

LKF

An average Lan Kwai Fong building on a Saturday night, housing a hookah bar, nightclub, bar, strip club, and their assorted patrons. Based on the June 25, 2018 New Yorker magazine cover City Living by Harry Bliss.

Mooncake Maven

A giddy hermit decks his balcony out for Mid-Autumn Festival. Based on the December 23, 2019 New Yorker magazine cover Decking the Deck by Edward Steed.

Penny's Bay

A neighbourly signpost welcomes visitors to Penny's Bay, the notorious quarantine centre on Lantau Island. Dated January 31, 2022.

Penthouse

An overzealous real estate agent shows off a disappointing view from a disappointing balcony of a disappointing flat to a hopeful couple. Based on the June 11, 2001 New Yorker magazine cover End of the Line by Peter de Sève.

Pink Ladies

Two blonde ladies coo and patronise the fearsome Empress Dowager Cixi. Based on the August 16, 1947 New Yorker magazine cover by Julian de Miskey.

[Redacted]

A student studies a highly redacted text in a dingy library while televisions blare around her. Based on the March 3, 1973 New Yorker magazine cover by Arthur Kimmig Getz.

Role Models

Schoolgirls stare at a billboard of underwear models while walking through Mong Kok MTR Station with their teacher. Based on the May 9, 1959 New Yorker magazine cover by Perry Barlow.

Snakes & Adders

A ladder-less snakes & ladders board game shows an elusive Covid zero goal and moments from Hong Kong's experience battling the coronavirus. Dated March 21, 2022.

Tai Tai's Toy Boys

An affluent tai tai indulges in a sliver of cake as her topless butlers stand by. Based on the November 19, 1927 New Yorker magazine cover by Rea Irvin.

Tiger Mom Tattoos

A Yale graduate watches a tattoo artist brand her son with the Harvard crest. Based on the May 10, 1993 New Yorker magazine cover Mother Tattoo by Art Spiegelman.

Afternoon Tea

A couple enjoys teatime with their dog and toddler, overlooking the land reclamation of Kai Tak and Kowloon Bay. Based on the August 31, 2015 New Yorker magazine cover Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn by Adrian Tomine.