By John A. Lent

Grand in its scope, Asian Comics dispels the parable that, outdoor of Japan, the continent is almost without comedian strips and comedian books. counting on his fifty years of Asian mass communique and comedian artwork examine, in which he traveled to Asia no less than seventy-eight occasions and visited many studios and offices, John A. Lent indicates that almost each kingdom had a golden age of cartooning and has skilled a contemporary rejuvenation of the artwork form.

As in basic terms eastern comics output has obtained shut and by way of now voluminous scrutiny, Asian Comics tells the tale of the most important 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 special details 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, 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 proof, attention-grabbing anecdotes, and interview charges from many pioneering masters, in addition to more youthful artists.

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