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"Diary of a Day" by gantea

"Diary of a Day" by gantea

"Diary of a Day" by gantea Originally published February 6th In this comic, gantea documents some of her experiences as the quarantines were spreading across mainland China. She has now moved back to Urumqi, in the Xinjiang province of China. She says that although there are few reported cases, anxiety of an outbreak remains high. Since the comic was published, her family got a new fish to replace the one that died.  Comic by gantea Translation and design by Xinmei Liu Foreword and editing by Xinmei Liu, R. Orion Martin, and Jason Li Originally published by Art Book China as...

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"I'm a Little Worried" by WangXX

"I'm a Little Worried" by WangXX

Shanghai-based cartoonist Wang XX was one of the countless freelance illustrators, cartoonists, and artists who were left wondering how their business would be impacted by the outbreak of Covid-19.

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"New Year" by Woshibai

"New Year" by Woshibai

In this comic, Woshibai speaks to the sense of dread that hung over the weeks following the Lunar New Year in China.

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"Big-Nosed Snowman" by fenta

"Big-Nosed Snowman" by fenta

In recent years, Beijing-based cartoonist fenta has been working on a series of comics about a talking bat, Afu, and his companion, Ada. The series has always been focused on vignettes about life in contemporary China, so it was natural for him to make work depicting changes during this unprecedented moment.

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Introducing our Publishing Assistant, Xinmei Liu

Introducing our Publishing Assistant, Xinmei Liu

Starting in 2019, Xinmei Liu has been a tremendous addition to the Paradise Systems team. As we were working to complete the Naked Body anthology, Xinmei's design and editorial experience were invaluable. Since then, she has also worked on translating, editing, and designing a series of comics by Chinese cartoonists that respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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