The Eva comics, set in a nameless city in a country much like China and focused on the everyday life and bizarre adventures of sex workers and their friends and enemies, have been described by reviewers as “feminist glorifying of violence á la Dirty Weekend or Baise-moi”. Indeed, many of the stories have a “rape-revenge” theme, and were fueled by rage at patriarchal, sexist violence against women and other oppressed groups. And also I just have a lot of fun with them.

I’ve been drawing these comics sporadically since the year 2000, when I saw my first Wong Kar-Wai film – Chungking Express – and it blew me away.