Kayla Lui (之) is a Hongkongese comic artist and art director based in London. 

After graduating from BA Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts, she participated in FEVER Comics Masterclass in Hong Kong Arts Centre, which rooted her work in comics and small press publishing. She self-published her first comic book Dailongfeng Restaurant in 2021, then co-published Heavy flavours magazine (2023). Her most recent comic Mud Party (2024) is published by Klub Zin. In her works she explores a tone of playful absurdity, and at times reflect themes of diaspora and subcultural identities.

ArtsLink Vol.28 (2023)
Zolima Citymag

Exhibitions & Showcases
POV: I used to study Illustration in Camberwell, AMP Gallery, London (11 - 13 Jan)
LUSTR10, Holešovická tržnice, Prague (21 - 26 Sept)
Edges: Indie Comic Artists Group Show, ZBFG, HK (11 Jan - 12 Feb)
Musk4Mars, Kawaii Agency, New Art City Festival 2022, online (26 Mar - 1 Apr)
Stargazers, Gallery by the Harbour, HK (18 Feb - 6 Mar)
Cylinders Short, Hellavision Television Network, online (3 Nov)
FEAR, Kraków City Cultural Center, Kraków (8 - 24 Oct)
Year Of The Ox Exhibition, The Steamroom & online, London (11- 26 Feb) 2020
FEVER Comics Masterclass Works Showcase, Hong Kong Arts Centre, HK (23 Nov - 20 Dec)
Wild Art Festival, ACO Books, Hong Kong (2 Jul - 15 Jul)
Goldsmiths Oriental M-art exhibition, online, London (4 - 23 May)
Cursed IXXUES, Zinecoop, Booked: HK Art Book Fair, HK (16 - 19 Jan)
Haam Seoi Geong Collective Exhibition, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, HK (15 - 19 Aug)

Talks and Workshops
Draw and bind your own comic zine! A chaotic workshop (with Evelyn Bih), LUSTR, Czech Republic (2023)
Artist sharing, LUSTR, Czech Republic (2023)
Artist sharing, Stargazers, Wharf Art, Hong Kong (2022)
Digital Illustration Online Talk and Workshop, Wharf Art, Hong Kong (2021)
Asian Comics: Beyond Manga, Hackney Comic + Zine Fair, UK (2020)

First Honours, BA Illustration, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London (2020)
FEVER Comics Masterclass, Hong Kong Arts Centre (2020)

Shortbox Comics Mini Grant, UK (2020)
Longlist, Ladeez do Comics Graphic Novel competition, UK (2019)
Full Scholarship recipient (Undergraduate), Wharf Art Scholarship scheme, Hong Kong (2016)


Comics / books
A Walk in Central (2020)
大龍鳳酒家 Dailongfeng Restaurant (2021)
重口味圖文雜誌 第1期 Heavy Flavours Vol.1 (2023)
Mullet (2023)
Mud Party (2024)

Fairs and festivals
LUSTR10 (Prague)
Shake Bristol (Bristol, UK)
Thought Bubble (Harrogate, UK)
Graffix (Antwerp)
Duk6duk6 Indie Narrative Book Fest (Hong Kong)
Hackney Comic and illustration zine fair (online, UK)
Looking out, looking in: ESEA zine fair (London, UK)
Pagemasters zine fair (London, UK)
Zinecoop Party (online, Hong Kong)

~ welcome to dailongfeng ~ ︎ *NEW* Mud Party *NEW* ︎