Naked Body: An Anthology of Chinese Comics
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.
"Naked Body opens up a hidden world that not many of us in America actually knows exists." - Comics Beat
"All told, Naked Body is a highly enjoyable and intriguing anthology... Let’s give Paradise Systems a round of applause and hope they’ll consider an encore." - The Comics Journal.
"Nudity in the anthology inevitably works as a metaphor for all the things that the forces of repression frown upon: sex, silliness, irreverence, thinking about the the world in a different way." - The Guardian
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