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By John A. Lent

ISBN-10: 1496813014

ISBN-13: 9781496813015

ISBN-10: 1628461586

ISBN-13: 9781628461589

Grand in its scope, Asian Comics dispels the parable that, outdoor of Japan, the continent is sort of without comedian strips and comedian books. counting on his fifty years of Asian mass conversation and comedian artwork learn, in which he traveled to Asia at the least seventy-eight instances and visited many studios and places of work, John A. Lent exhibits that almost each state had a golden age of cartooning and has skilled a contemporary rejuvenation of the paintings form.

As purely eastern comics output has obtained shut and via now voluminous scrutiny, Asian Comics tells the tale of the foremost comics creators open air of Japan. Lent covers the countries and areas of Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Organized by means of areas of East, Southeast, and South Asia, Asian Comics presents 178 black-and-white illustrations and designated info on comics of 16 international locations and regions�their histories, key creators, characters, modern prestige, difficulties, tendencies, and concerns. One bankruptcy harkens again to predecessors of comics in Asia, describing scrolls, work, books, and puppetry with funny tinges, basically in China, India, Indonesia, and Japan.

The first review of Asian comedian books and magazines (both mainstream and alternative), photograph novels, newspaper comedian strips and gag panels, plus cartoon/humor magazines, Asian Comics brims with evidence, attention-grabbing anecdotes, and interview fees from many pioneering masters, in addition to more youthful artists.

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