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By John A. Lent

Grand in its scope, Asian Comics dispels the parable that, open air of Japan, the continent is almost with out comedian strips and comedian books. counting on his fifty years of Asian mass conversation and comedian artwork learn, in which he traveled to Asia not less than seventy-eight occasions and visited many studios and offices, John A. Lent exhibits that just about each state had a golden age of cartooning and has skilled a up to date rejuvenation of the artwork form.

As in simple terms jap comics output has bought shut and by way of now voluminous scrutiny, Asian Comics tells the tale of the foremost comics creators outdoors 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 special info on comics of 16 international locations and regions--their histories, key creators, characters, modern prestige, difficulties, developments, 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 assessment of Asian comedian books and magazines (both mainstream and alternative), image novels, newspaper comedian strips and gag panels, plus cartoon/humor magazines, Asian Comics brims with evidence, attention-grabbing anecdotes, and interview rates from many pioneering masters, in addition to more youthful artists.

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