Selection of comic characters for figurines and comic artists for handprints is based on five key criteria:
Selection of Display
Public and industry organizations were involved in the nomination and voting process
which determined the list of locally-created comic characters whose figurines are set up
in the Avenue and another list of comic artists whose handprints are installed in the Avenue.
Influence in the society
Historical and cultural status
Achievements and awards attained
Market and trends
Nomination and Voting Details
The comic characters whose figurines to be showcased in the Avenue are all household names.
Being classics, they are well received and recognized by the public and industry alike.
In early December 2011, the organizer sought nominations for locally-created comic characters and local comic artists from the public and industry organizations,
including the Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association, Hong Kong Comics & Animation Federation, the Hong Kong Arts Centre,
the Hong Kong Game Industry Association, and Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Support Centre.
As a result, 145 comic characters and 65 comic artists were nominated by the public, while the industry organizations nominated 36 comic characters and 26 comic artists.
The organizer then shortlisted the 80 comic characters and 71 artists which received most nominations for
public voting and or determination by a Professional Panel for Selection.
The Panel is formed by industry practitioners who made their choices based on the said five key criteria to finalize the list of 24 comic characters
which have their painted figurines and 10 comic artists who are featured with their bronze handprints in the Avenue starting from August 2012.
Members of the Professional Panel for Selection
Mr. Gabriel Pang
Chairman of Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association
Mr. Alan Wan
Mr. Gordon Lo
Dr. Eric Liu
Mr. Sze Yan Ngai
Mr. Vincent Yeung
Dr. Ngai Ting Ming
Mr. Ivan Tse
Director of Hong Kong Comics & Animation Federation
Assistant Programme Manager of Hong Kong Arts Centre
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
Chairman of Hong Kong Game Industry Association
Manager of the Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Support Centre
Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Novelist Association
Manager (Digital Entertainment) of CreateHK, HKSAR Government