By John A. Lent
Grand in its scope, Asian Comics dispels the parable that, open air of Japan, the continent is sort of without comedian strips and comedian books. hoping on his fifty years of Asian mass conversation and comedian paintings study, in which he traveled to Asia at the least seventy-eight instances and visited many studios and offices, John A. Lent exhibits that just about each nation had a golden age of cartooning and has skilled a contemporary rejuvenation of the paintings form.
As purely eastern comics output has acquired shut and via now voluminous scrutiny, Asian Comics tells the tale of the foremost comics creators outdoor of Japan. Lent covers the international locations and areas of Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Organized through areas of East, Southeast, and South Asia, Asian Comics offers 178 black-and-white illustrations and unique info on comics of 16 nations and regions�their histories, key creators, characters, modern prestige, difficulties, developments, and matters. One bankruptcy harkens again to predecessors of comics in Asia, describing scrolls, work, books, and puppetry with funny tinges, essentially in China, India, Indonesia, and Japan.
The first evaluation of Asian comedian books and magazines (both mainstream and alternative), photo novels, newspaper comedian strips and gag panels, plus cartoon/humor magazines, Asian Comics brims with proof, interesting anecdotes, and interview prices from many pioneering masters, in addition to more youthful artists.
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Asian Comics by John A. Lent