A Conversation with Theresa Lee, the Creator of Miss 13 Dots

  • Connie LamEmail author
  • Theresa Wai-chun Lee
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels book series (PSCGN)


Renowned Hong Kong comics artist Theresa Lee Wai-chun has devoted herself to comics creation since the 1960s. Her signature work Miss 13 Dots, first published in 1966, is an acclaimed classic in Hong Kong and a pioneer of local girl’s comics. The title was immensely popular not only within the city but also in other parts of the world from the 1960s to the 1980s. Female protagonist 13 Dots—independent, fashionable, and righteous—represents an ideal that confronts the position of inferiority to which women were condemned in society at the time. The lovable heroine attracted a huge following from her endless collection of stylish outfits and modernistic lifestyle.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC)Hong Kong S.A.R.China
  2. 2.Hong KongChina

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