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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. Her work has been published by Chinese comics collective Special Comix (SC漫画). Paradise Systems: When you began reading comics, what was the first work you loved? What do you read now? Yue Ming: The first comic I loved was Yao Feila’s The Dreaming Girl (梦里人), maybe because I thought it was similar to my own life. Recently I’ve been reading Daijiro Morohoshi’s Strange Tales. I don’t really like Daijiro’s drawings because they’re always extremely weird....

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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. You can read the write up or listen to the full audio of the interview.  [Martin] says the biggest challenge with indie comics in China is the lack of a network of independent bookstores. To overcome that, many artists distribute their stories in the form of tiaoman 条漫(web based strip comics — which can sometimes be like fan works, not unlike doujinshi of Japanese manga that have amassed huge cult followings) — of which many comics Paradise Systems prints are reformatted in. Tiaoman comics are popular on...

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