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Original 'Sanmao' comic strips exhibited at Yantai Art Museum

The comic book character Sanmao is probably one of the most well-known characters in China. The comic strip Adventure of Sanmao starring the skinny boy with only three hairs on his head has been beloved by children in China for generations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/29 18:38:42

Japanese airport gets new look themed on "Detective Conan" manga

An airport in western Japan renamed after a popular comic and anime about a boy sleuth, "Detective Conan", has completed a revamp and looks to attract more tourists to Tottori Prefecture, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/29 10:45:41

Stan Lee drops $1b lawsuit

Comic book legend Stan Lee has terminated a $1 billion lawsuit alleging that the entertainment company he co-founded had tricked him into signing away his image rights.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/10 17:43:40

Marvel works with China's NetEase to produce the comic giant's first set of Chinese superhero comics

Marvel Comics is looking to expand its presence in the Chinese market with two Chinese-language comic series co-produced with Chinese online comic platform NetEase Comics.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/22 16:38:39

Chinese anime strives hard to unlock Japanese market

China signed 355 contracts to buy Japanese animation in 2016, making it the biggest buyer of the year, according to "Anime Industry Report 2017" by the Association of Japanese Animations.
Source: CGTN | 2018/5/20 10:19:38

Int'l cartoon festival to be held in Guangzhou

The 10th China International Cartoon Festival is set to open on Sept. 30 in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 14:49:05

Japanese manga legend Jiro Taniguchi passes away at age 69

Jiro Taniguchi, a legend in Japan's comic art of manga, died in Tokyo on Saturday at the age of 69, leaving behind an international following for his exquisite line drawing of scenes from everyday life.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/12 17:08:39

Taipei Int'l Comics and Animation Festival opens

An animation lover dresses up during the Taipei International Comics and Animation Festival in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Feb. 2, 2016. The festival opened on Thursday, and will last until Feb. 6.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/3 7:56:42

Chinese painter Zhang Wang combines ancient Chinese art with famous overseas film and cartoon characters

Batman and Superman portrayed as fierce Terracotta Warriors? While such a combination may seem a bit random to some, they are a perfect fit in the eyes of Chinese painter Zhang Wang.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/12 14:03:39

Tintin back in new color version of classic tale

Tintin has discovered his inner Rambo and is ready to give Russian bully boys a taste of their own medicine in a book which will go on sale in France on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/11 18:38:39

The 20th Animation, Comics and Game Expo kicks off in Beijing

The 20th Animation, Comics and Game Expo, the largest of its kind in North China, kicked off at the China National Convention Center in Beijing on December 31, 2016. Thousands of products representing the latest in animation, comics and games will be on sale at the event, where guests will also have the chance to enjoy cosplay shows, 2-D celebrity fan meetings, and other entertaining activities.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2016/12/31 19:11:57

Anime Revolution event kicks off in Canada

Cosplayers pose during the Anime Revolution event in Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 5, 2016. Opening on Friday, the three-day animation convention will hold a wide range of activities and exhibits including animation, gaming, costuming and cultural displays.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/8/6 19:03:23

Inaugural Beijing Comic Convention delights local fans

Visitors flocked to the first ever Beijing Comic Convention (BJCC) held on June 9 and 10 at the New China International Exhibition Center in Shunyi District, Beijing. BJCC was hosted by ReedPOP, the same team behind the very first New York Comic Convention (NYCC) back in 2006. The two-day event featured some of the latest movies, TV shows and graphic novels from the world of comics, with stars such as Brandon Routh, Dean O'Gorman and Ming-Na Wen also in attendance to sign autographs and take photos with fans.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2016/6/10 16:45:45

Int'l cartoon film festival kicks off in Bulgaria

The seventh edition of the International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker officially opened here on Monday featuring cartoons from 42 countries including China.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/5/10 7:21:54

First Beijing Comic Convention to be held in June

Following New York, Shanghai and more than 20 other cities around the world, ReedPop's popular Comic Con is finally coming to the Chinese capital this June, organizers announced Wednesday. Titled the Beijing Comic Convention (BJCC), the convention will feature some of the latest comic books and comic related films, TV shows and merchandise.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/27 19:13:01

How women have made their mark in the world of comics

A new exhibition which opened on Friday aims to take a new look at a familiar world by concentrating on the role of women in the creation of comics.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/2/6 9:17:38

Toronto Comicon event attracts crowds

Focusing on anime, manga and cosplay, this annual event drew thousands of fans on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/12/7 8:02:25

S.Korean webtoons intrigue Belgian artists

The Belgian-Korean Comics Exhibition running until the end of October at the Korean Cultural Centre in Brussels offers a chance to compare the old and the new forms, with clips of webtoons being shown on screens.
Source: AFP | 2015/9/23 17:53:01