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Asian Comics by John A. Lent

By John A. Lent

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

As in basic terms jap comics output has acquired shut and through now voluminous scrutiny, Asian Comics tells the tale of the key 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 presents 178 black-and-white illustrations and particular details on comics of 16 nations and regions�their histories, key creators, characters, modern prestige, difficulties, traits, 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 review of Asian comedian books and magazines (both mainstream and alternative), picture novels, newspaper comedian strips and gag panels, plus cartoon/humor magazines, Asian Comics brims with evidence, interesting anecdotes, and interview charges from many pioneering masters, in addition to more youthful artists.

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