Alfonso Wong, whose real name is Wong Kai-hei, but who used the pseudonym Wong Chak, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Catholic University in Beijing. In 1949 he began to work as an artist for the People, a magazine in Tianjin, China. In 1957 he became an illustrator of Bible stories for a French missionary in Hong Kong. Some of his work was published in various languages in major educational magazines.
Wong truly began his career in Hong Kong, where he created various comic drawings that were published in newspapers and magazines. In 1962 he created the 'Old Master Q' series, which immediately became a big hit. Since then, his characters Old Master Q, Big Potato, Mr. Chin and Jack have been put in live feature films in Hong Kong. Toys, stationary and other 'Old Master Q' merchandise were created all over Asia. Three animated films, a TV sitcom and a musical have also been produced.
The 'Old Master Q' comic strips and characters have been introduced in Europe and Japan. Alfonso Wong currently lives in southern California.