Graphic designer and cartoonist 阿塗(Ah To) was concerned about the survival of the Cantonese language in Canton and Hong Kong, so he published a comic called ”The Great Canton and Hong Kong Proverbs” in order to propagate Cantonese culture. The cartoon contains illustrations of 81 Cantonese proverbs all in one poster, and an author on the Blog of Cantonese Resources recently set to explaining the literal and figurative meanings behind each image.

Reminiscent of the Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel's oil painting “Netherlandish Proverbs,” which illustrated Dutch proverbs and culture in the 1500's, Ah To's poster imitates the same idea. Here are the explanations of each scene in the painting:

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