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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 / 116 pages / 6.7 x 9.5” Naked Body 裸体 is an independent comics anthology featuring some of the most active members of the mainland China comics community. Edited by Yan Cong, the only requirement for comics in the anthology was that all of the main characters be naked. The resulting book is over 100 pages of playful, intimate, and loopy comics, with a focus on outstanding illustration. Buy Now Closet by Woshibai 我是白 Woshibai's...

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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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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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