Return of the Condor Heroes: The Making (6)

Return of the Condor Heroes: The Making is a weekly blog series documenting the people and processes involved in the production of Return of the Condor Heroes Collector’s Edition Boxset. Discover first-hand some of the behind-the-scenes work and the art of creating comics in Singapore.

As part of the making process of the Return of the Condor Heroes manga, we visited the printing press where the production of the manga volumes takes place! We conducted a series of press checks for the pages and colours of the manga, as one of the…


Return of the Condor Heroes: The Making (5)

Return of the Condor Heroes: The Making is a weekly blog series documenting the people and processes involved in the production of Return of the Condor Heroes Collector’s Edition Boxset. Discover first-hand some of the behind-the-scenes work and the art of creating comics in Singapore.

A martial arts epic, Return of the Condor Heroes《神雕侠侣》was originally a Chinese literary work and the second book of the Condor Trilogy, by Chinese writer Louis Cha Leung-Yeung. Louis Cha (1942–2018), better known by his pen name Jin Yong, is a modern Chinese-language writer of popular Wuxia


Return of the Condor Heroes: The Making (4)

Return of the Condor Heroes: The Making is a weekly blog series documenting the people and processes involved in the production of Return of the Condor Heroes Collector’s Edition Boxset. Discover first-hand some of the behind-the-scenes work and the art of creating comics in Singapore.

Colour checks with the artist, Wee Tian Beng

The making of Return of the Condor Heroes manga encompasses several detailed and complex stages in its production process. A key component of this manga’s making process is the print-proof. The print-proof is a printed hard copy of all the pages of the entire manga series, created…


Return of the Condor Heroes: The Making (3)

Return of the Condor Heroes: The Making is a weekly blog series documenting the people and processes involved in the production of Return of the Condor Heroes Collector’s Edition Boxset. Discover first-hand some of the behind-the-scenes work and the art of creating comics in Singapore.

In the making of Return of the Condor Heroes manga, the designer works closely with the editor, often relying on conventions in images, colour, and font that have been provided by the latter. As a designer in the Return of the Condor Heroes project, Terence’s role largely…


Return of the Condor Heroes: The Making (2)

Return of the Condor Heroes: The Making is a weekly blog series documenting the people and processes involved in the production of Return of the Condor Heroes Collector’s Edition Boxset. Discover first-hand some of the behind-the-scenes work and the art of creating comics in Singapore.

“The letter ‘I’ shouldn’t have crossbars. I sometimes get annoyed when I see a word in the middle of a sentence with the letter ‘I’ and it has crossbars. …


Return of the Condor Heroes: The Making (1)

Return of the Condor Heroes: The Making is a weekly blog series documenting the people and processes involved in the production of Return of the Condor Heroes Collector’s Edition Boxset. Discover first-hand some of the behind-the-scenes work and the art of creating comics in Singapore.

Artist Wee Tian Beng in his studio

Every artist has their own signature style that is unique to their lifework, and this goes beyond their artwork aesthetics. Return of the Condor Heroes comic artist, Wee Tian Beng, who is known for drawing characters with lifelike facial expressions, powerful gestures, and detailed garments, can be…


Adapted from the original 1959 novel by Chinese writer Louis Cha, Return of the Condor Heroes is a fantasy martial arts manga that tells the love story of Yang Guo and his beautiful teacher, Dragon Girl, during the turmoil of the Song Dynasty in China.

Originally published in Singapore in 1997 as a comic series, Return of the Condor Heroes has now been repackaged into a 6-volume limited edition Collector’s Edition Boxset. In this manga series, the original literature is brought to life by Singaporean comic artist Wee Tian Beng’s breathtaking illustrations. …

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