Blog Posts

"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...

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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,...

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"The Days After My Account Was Blocked" by Monkee

"The Days After My Account Was Blocked" by Monkee

Regarding this comic, Monkee writes, "During the outbreak, I spent a lot of time on WeChat discussing all kinds of injustices that were occurring. Then...

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"Life During the Pandemic" by Yan Cong

"Life During the Pandemic" by Yan Cong

Beijing-based cartoonist and contemporary artist Yan Cong describes his daily life during the quarantine.

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"Self-Isolation Mind Theater" by Tian Ke

"Self-Isolation Mind Theater" by Tian Ke

      About Beijing-based illustrator and art director Tian Ke wrote this comic on February 1st, 2020, 10 days after the metropolis of Wuhan...

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Prerelease Copies of Lost Things by fenta!

Prerelease Copies of Lost Things by fenta!

The most recent volume in our series of contemporary lianhuanhua, Lost Things by fenta will be shipping in the next months. But right now we...

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Chinese Cartoonists Respond to the Coronavirus

Chinese Cartoonists Respond to the Coronavirus

This year, the most festive season in China was overshadowed by anxiety and fear due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and the subsequent travel...

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Paradise Systems 格物天下 Logo Design!

Paradise Systems 格物天下 Logo Design!

Last year, Chinese design team Unitag Design rebuilt our logo to include the Chinese name, 格物天下. Read more here!

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🍑 Naked Body is Shipping! 🍑 Books by Woshibai and Jason Li Available Now

🍑 Naked Body is Shipping! 🍑 Books by Woshibai and Jason Li Available Now

Naked Body is Shipping! Our dream project/major undertaking of 2019 is now available! If you missed the Kickstarter, now is your chance! Offset / color...

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On Making a Monumental Anthology: Interview with OlgaZ

On Making a Monumental Anthology: Interview with OlgaZ

In an interview with Paradise Systems, OlgaZ shares the process behind GAME and the closing of Wild Things Press.

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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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