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COMICS IN TAIWAN

50 years of Japanese colonisation painted a lot of influence onto the history of comics in Taiwan. The traits were inherited to culture and education even after the conquest period. Hong ZaoMing, Ye HongJia, Chen JiaPeng and Wang ChaoGuang of the then “XinXin monthly” have an ideal to open a

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COMICS IN THAILAND

Comics played an important role in historical Thailand. It was the ultimate tool of censure towards the unruly powers and unfair regime. In 1917, the first commercial comic was published, criticism targeting and jeering at Germany's defeat in the European War.

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COMICS IN SINGAPORE

Within a span of forty years after the World War 2, comics existed in Singapore in two forms: 1, as a vehicle for educational and promotional purposes and 2, solely as entertainment and pastime products, featuring stories by Hongkong, Taiwan and Japanese artists. Martial arts comics from Hongkong were also

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COMICS IN JAPAN

The styling of manga art could be traced back to the Buddha priests in sixth century Japan. In the 12 century, the comics community reckoned Toba Sojo as the pioneering master of manga. His works “Scrolls of Frolicking Animals” (Chojugiga) were reputed to be one of the four national treasured

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COMICS IN INDONESIA

CERGAM was a term coined in 1960s to denote the native version of Indonesian comics. Literally meaning “picture-story”, “Cergam” was widely respected to represent comics published in the country. The Indonesian comics history started with comic strips in 1931 where “Put-On” by Kho Wang Gie was carried in the Sin-Po

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COMICS IN HONG KONG

The history of Hongkong comics dated back to pre-World War 1 where a group of Shanghai artists formed the first comics society. Members include: Zhang GuangYu, Zhang ZhenYu, Wang DunQing, Huang WenNong, Lu ShaoFei and Ye QianYu. The first comic compilation to be published with a title relating Hongkong was

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COMICS IN CHINA

Comics, loosely denoted as “sequential drawings”, “kiddy books”, “picture books” or “infant books” existed during the last days of the Qing Dynasty. Ancient scholar scrolls, wall paintings in worshipping premises, traditional playthings or festive ornaments and carvings or scriptures embedded onto pillar and beams of architectural structures could all be

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ZUNAR THE POLITICAL CARTOONIST

Zunar (Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque) is a political cartoonist from Malaysia. Through his cartoons, he expose corruption and abuse of power committed by the government of Malaysia. His slogan is “How Can I be Neutral, Even My Pen Has a Stand”. He is now facing nine charges under Sedition Act and

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