Photo Gallery 022: A Chinese Cartoonist Dreaming Of Fame Via The Widespread Internet
摘要： Wu Jianhui, aged 33, is a cartoonist who dreamed of creating a new IP as popular as Hello Kitty.
Wu Jianhui used to work as a programmer for a communication company, and his work was mainly maintaining the charging system. However, he found his work boring and uncreative, so he just quitted. Since then, he’s worked on startups projects in various areas, including anti-alcoholic drugs, oil expellers… Although his efforts ended up nothing, he did manage to keep his habit of drawing. There was a time when he had to struggle to make a living, yet he regained confidence to some degree when he championed in an entertainment show called “Millionaire Nerd” and won RMB 1 million as reward.
Mr. Wu now had to bear two kinds of pressure: turning his cartoons into real-life videos and develop sideline products, as well as finding the right wife to marry. The protagonist of his cartoon is a “little red boy”, and the inspiration of his drawings is from the Tomba script of the Naxi people. For the past nine years, he’s drawn 3,000 pieces of manuscripts and has been writing a playwright. It is his greatest wish to develop an IP as popular as Hello Kitty with his manuscripts.
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Translated by Levin Feng (Senior Translator at PAGE TO PAGE), working for TMTpost.