Monday, December 12, 2016

Asian Comics

John A. Lent
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Grand in its scope, Asian Comics dispels the myth that, outside of Japan, the continent is nearly devoid of comic strips and comic books. Relying on his fifty years of Asian mass communication and comic art research, during which he traveled to Asia at least seventy-eight times and visited many studios and workplaces, John A. Lent shows that nearly every country had a golden age of cartooning and has experienced a recent rejuvenation of the art form.

As only Japanese comics output has received close and by now voluminous scrutiny, Asian Comics tells the story of the major comics creators outside of Japan. Lent covers the nations and regions of Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

(Excerpt from

The exhibition INDULGING IN IMAGINATION - EXHIBITION OF OLD MASTER Q’ S COMICS WORKS 《想入非非──老夫子漫畫作品展》, now being held at the Hong Kong Arts Centre from 10 December 2016 till 4 January 2017, featuring different sides of Old Master Q through diverse themes and sections.

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