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Excerpts from our New Ebook: Quiet Fear

Excerpts from our New Ebook: Quiet Fear

Our new ebook Quiet Fear, featuring new translations of work by Touyeye, Hellozoo, and Ray Hoo, is available on our website here! The first entry in our...

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Diane Zhou on ONLY

Diane Zhou on ONLY

The following essay was written by Diane Zhou to accompany her comic, ONLY.  When I drew ONLY (right before COVID hit), I was thinking about...

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New Book: Lianhuanhua by Orion Martin

New Book: Lianhuanhua by Orion Martin

Available now! Lianhuanhua: China's Pulp Comics is an informational volume about the history of lianhuanhua, with 13 plates taken from the Paradise Systems lianhuanhua collection. For...

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Night Bus by Zuo Ma

Night Bus by Zuo Ma

Night Bus by Zuo Ma launched last week! Published by Drawn & Quarterly and coming in at over 400 pages, this is one of the most...

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New Book: ONLY by Diane Zhou

New Book: ONLY by Diane Zhou

THRILLING NEWS! Paradise Systems is publishing ONLY by Brooklyn cartoonist Diane Zhou! This gorgeous riso volume is being printed by the inimitable Txtbooks. It will also...

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New Book: Matchmaker's Market by Sadan 撒旦君

New Book: Matchmaker's Market by Sadan 撒旦君

Matchmaker's Market by Sadan is now up on our website! This 20-page, 2-color riso book has been in the works for a very long time,...

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New Ebook: First Wave

New Ebook: First Wave

  In December of 2020, Paradise Systems launched out first ebook, First Wave: Comics from the Early Months of China's Outbreak. Edited by Xinmei Liu, this...

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"Be an Emotionless Killer" by Wang Xuanxuan

"Be an Emotionless Killer" by Wang Xuanxuan

In this comic from February 5th, Wang Xuanxuan records a conversation between two roommates who are suddenly thinking about what might happen to them as...

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"Quarantine" by Yang Ji

"Quarantine" by Yang Ji

Yang Ji's sci-fi-inflected comic imagines a world of total isolation. Published on February 16 when much of China was under lockdown, it captures the unmooring...

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"Memories of Spring 2020" by FireStealer

"Memories of Spring 2020" by FireStealer

Published on March 3, these wordless illustrations capture iconic moments from the first months of the pandemic in China. Ranging from illustrations of police blockades and a...

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Paradise Systems Sales Donated to RAPP Campaign

Paradise Systems Sales Donated to RAPP Campaign

  For the next two months, all money spent on Paradise Systems books through our website will be donated directly to the RAPP (Release Aging...

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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...

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