The Calculus Affair Chinese Comics
Sorry for the silence! I’m currently studying abroad in Hong Kong. Last weekend my professor visited mainland China and brought back a ton of antique little Chinese comics, including a few bootleg Tintin and Spirou comics! I just had to share them with you all.
Both the Tintins are sections from The Seven Crystal Balls, and the Spirou is part of Spirou and the Heirs. They’re from around 1985, if we go by the text on the back of one of the Tintins, but they may be reprints.
Thanks for sharing these! Great find!
I believe the first Tin Tin comic to be published mainland China was (appropriately enough) _The Blue Lotus_ 藍蓮花, in Lianhuanhua Pictorial 連環畫報 in March, 1984: http://www.laohuabao.com/huabao/lhhb-1984-3/100644715.html
Chinese Zodiac illustrations by Xu Shengsheng 许成成, a recent graduate of Nanjing University of the Arts 南京艺术学院.
On his blog Xu records that he received two awards for this series: a China Idea “TCL” cup TCL杯《中国好创意》and a bronze medal for comic art at the eighth Chinese Digital Art and Design Contest 第八届《全国数字艺术设计大赛》漫画组铜奖.
Day 20 | Colours | 20th June
Manhua is a little known genre of chinese comics, sometimes similar to japanese Manga, only that they’re read from left to right. BENJAMIN is a manhua artist generally known for his very colourful, detailed drawings and melancholic stories. I can highly recommend his works!
Manhua 漫畫 is Chinese the Chinese word for “comics,” so not really a genre thereof. :) Also, some manhua from Taiwan and Hong Kong are read left to right! If you’re interested in Chinese comics check out: http://www.nickstember.com/dont-call-manga-short-introduction-chinese-comics-manhua/