Illustrating Asia: Comics, Humor Magazines, and Picture Books (Google eBook)
John A. Lent
University of Hawaii Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 249 pages
Illustrating Asia is a fascinating book on a subject that is of wide and topical interest. All of the articles consider cartoon and/or comic art in the historical and social setting of seven South, Southeast, and East Asia countries: India, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, China, and Japan.
Comics as Social Commentary in Java Indonesia
the story of Indian comics
the picture book and cartoons
Cartooning in Sri Lanka
Lianhuanhua and Manhua Picture Books and Comics in
Amar Chitra Katha appeared artists Asian audience Bahadur became Cabai Camillus cartoon magazines cartoonists characters Chiang China Chinese Churchill comic art comic books comic papers comic strips comics and cartoons contemporary context created cultural depicted Diamond Comics drawing enemy erotic example female Figure film gekiga gender genre Gila-Gila girls Huang humor magazines Illustrating Asia images India Book House indigenous Indonesian comic Indrajal Comics issue Japan Japan Punch Kondo language Laozi lianhuanhua Magnificent 24s Malay male manhua modern newspapers nude Opatha painting Pictorial picture books political ponchi popular publication published Puck Raj Comics Ratnayake readers red comic red comic books representations roles Roosevelt serial sexual Shanghai Shen Shimizu shojo manga social Sri Lanka stories style super hero Taiwan Taiwanese texts themes Tokyo traditional Tsai Tsai's Uppal visual Wang wayang weekly western Wickramanayake Wijesoma woman women writers Yoonoos young Zhang Zhuangzi
Page 225 - The range of topics had been naturally extended to include international affairs. The success of the magazine enabled Kitazawa to devote his life to creating cartoons, thus making him the first professional cartoonist. All artists before him had drawn cartoons only as side jobs. Kitazawa constantly studied western cartoons within the context of journalism, and eventually proposed a new style of ponchi (the quality of which had begun to decline) that could compete with western counterparts.