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Drawing as Play - An Interview with Xiang Yata

Drawing as Play - An Interview with Xiang Yata

Xiang Yata is one of the rare cartoonists whose work can transport readers into another realm. With methodical plotting and an innovative approach to media, Xiang Yata builds books that feel like tangible environments we can enter. No work exemplifies this better than Optometry, Xiang Yata’s long awaited graphic novel. Following a young woman’s exploration of multiple overlapping dimensions of reality, Optometry includes drawings, paintings, prints, digitally-rendered images, photographed miniatures, and more. Several new books by Xiang Yata have recently been published, including Captivity, published by Paradise Systems, and Ruby Light, published by Paper Farm.   Paradise Systems: When did...

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Discussing Chinese Comics with Radii

Discussing Chinese Comics with Radii

Radii featured an interview with Paradise Systems founder Orion Martin. 

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Review of Yan Cong's
"Comics Funeral" (Eng/Ch)

Review of Yan Cong's<br />"Comics Funeral" (Eng/Ch)

What is it about Yan Cong’s drawings that makes his comics so charming?

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Mini-Interview: Yue Ming (岳明)

Mini-Interview: Yue Ming (岳明)

Yue Ming (also known as Li Kong) is a talented cartoonist who is currently studying in Japan. She works in a range of styles, from dense penciled comics to painting.

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Paradise Systems Featured on TryToBeGood

Paradise Systems Featured on TryToBeGood

Fei Liu of TryToBeGood published an interview and writeup discussing Chinese comics and Paradise Systems with R. Orion Martin.

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