“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Chinese Graphic Novels and Manga

By Helen Wang, published

A review of Aneurin Wright's Things to do in a retirement home trailer park (www.trailerparkbook.com) prompted me to do a quick search on Chinese graphic novels....

http://www.graphicnovelreporter.com/content/belle-yangs-forget-sorrow-interview - an interview with graphic novelist Belle Yang

http://www.graphicnovelreporter.com/content/all-about-benjamin-interview - interview with Chinese manhua artist Benjamin

http://www.chinesebookshop.com/english/original-chinese-1/chinese-art-and-photography/graphic-novels/tsai-chih-chung.html - the focus is on the illustrator Tsai Chih Chung

http://www.yellowbridge.com/literature/wuxiacomics.php - with a focus on wuxia novels

http://www.chinesebookshop.com/english/original-chinese-1/chinese-art-and-photography/graphic-novels/chinese-manga.html - lots of examples (for sale)

http://www.chinabooks.com/home.php?cat=308 – comics and graphic books (for sale)

Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels: A History of Graphic Narratives by Robert Petersen, 2010 (writes about China in the chapter devoted to Asia)

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Brilliant, thank you!

Helen Wang, March 23, 2012, 2:52a.m.

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Brilliant, thank you!

Helen Wang, March 23, 2012, 2:52a.m.

# 3.   You should also check out the Special Comix collective: http:// site.douban.com/106881/ http://scomix.blogbus.com/ http:// shop34846228.taobao.com/ http://weibo.com/specialcomix They have been quiet for the past year or so but in 2010 their 4th collection won the Prize for Alternative Comics at the Angoulême Comic Fest and in the same year they worked with Strapazin, a Swiss alternative comic book magazine on a special issue dedicated to Chinese comics: https://www.pictopia.at/shop/art-comics-independent/ strapazin-100-comics-aus-china.php You can read an interview with storyof (one of the members)on NeoCha: http://edge.neocha.com/art/interview-storyof/ Also, unrelated to SC, Nie Jun (聂峻) has made some amazing books, some of which unfortunately are only available in France: http:// blog.sina.com.cn/niejun If anyone is interested seeing more him let me know. For my graduation thesis in 2010 I translated Nie Jun's autobiographical novella_Searching for the Sea_ (《找海》) into English and have have since been 'searching for a publisher' .

Nick Stember, March 23, 2012, 10:19a.m.

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