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Spells for Bad Chinese: Ellipsis Process Blog

Spells for Bad Chinese: Ellipsis Process Blog

This blog post, by Diane Zhou, describes the creative process behind her comic Ellipsis

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Naked Body: An Anthology of Chinese Comics

Naked Body: An Anthology of Chinese Comics

This month Paradise Systems is launching our most ambitious project to date: we're raising funds to publish the legendary Chinese comics anthology Naked Body (裸体).

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Lianhuanhua: China's Forgotten Comics Empire

Lianhuanhua: China's Forgotten Comics Empire

Yin Guifu’s cover for Bianjiang Xiao Shaobing (The Little Guard in the Frontier) 1977. Source: Xiling Yinshe Auction Company, 2014.   A Comics Industry Like No Other In 1985, there were 8.1 billion pocket-sized comics (lianhuanhua) printed in mainland China. That’s eleven times more than the total of all books and magazines sold in the United States in 2017. We don’t often think of China as having a rich tradition of comics making before the 1990s or 2000s, but from their beginnings in the 1920s until their popularity bottomed out in the 1990s, lianhuanhua were among the most widely read...

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Unworldly Comics: Interview with Woshibai

Unworldly Comics: Interview with Woshibai

It wasn’t until a few years ago that Woshibai first tried his hand at drawing comics, but his dreamlike works, powered by a simple yet instantly readable art style, have drawn the attention of audiences across the globe.

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Introducing Our New Editor, Jason Li

Introducing Our New Editor, Jason Li

Jason Li will be joining Paradise Systems as our newest editor!

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