Born: 1897 January 17 in Kapaa, Hawaii, United States

Died: 1967 August day? in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Biography: Chu Fook Hing was a second-generation Chinese-American artist.

He studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts in the early 1920s, where he met his Danish-American wife, Helga.

By 1943, the military draft for World War II had taken enough people from the nascent USA comics industry that Chu, Fred Eng, Ben Oda, Bob Fujitani, and other Asian-American artists began to work there.

Although he signed his works ‘Chu F. Hing’, Chu was his family name and his colleagues in comics knew him as Hing Chu.

He published in series such as “Blue Bolt” and “Target” at Novelty, the Curtis imprint, and at other publishers. From 1948, he was a staff inker at Timely (which would become Marvel). He left comics in the mid-1950s.

Chu is remembered in particular for his creation ‘The Green Turtle’ in “Blazing Comics” (Rural Home, 1944). This Chinese-American superhero was revived and given an extensive back-story in “The Shadow Hero” by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew (First Second, 2014).

Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.


Name:

    Chu F. Hing Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: F. Hing Family name: Chu

Other Names:

  1. Chu Fook Hing Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Fook Hing Family name: Chu
  2. Chu Hing Type: Common Alternative Name
  3. Hing Chu Type: Common Alternative Name

Schools:

  1. Chicago Academy of Fine Arts ? to ?


Signatures:

  1. Chu F. Hing [generic]
  2. Hing F. Chu [generic]