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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

ReedPOP to bring international convention to China’s capital

Fans of comics and manga will be thrilled to learn that ReedPOP, the team behind New York Comic Con in the US, is preparing to bring a similar comic convention experience to Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/13 18:33:01

South Korean comics see rising popularity in China

If someone told you about a mysterious type of liquid that could let you alter your face and body, would you be interesting in reading more about it? A recent South Korean webtoon - a kind of online comic - featuring this type of "beauty water" has quickly gone viral on social media in China, attracting millions of readers looking to scare themselves silly. This webtoon, Beauty Water, has also led many people to discover other works by Oh Seong-dae, a South Korean cartoonist specializing in horror stories. Actually the recent popularity of his work is just a reflection of the growing popularity of South Korean comic book artists in China.
Source: Global Times | 2015/8/13 19:48:01

Not just for fun

Even though his real name is Shen Teng, most Chinese only now him as Hao Jian - the hilarious character he has played during the annual Spring Festival Gala. Now, however, he should probably be known as the "King of Comedy."
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/26 18:33:01

Hollywood star Bill Murray to attend Laureus Awards

Hollywood actor Bill Murray, famous for iconic roles in blockbuster films such as Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Lost In Translation and The Grand Budapest Hotel, is to present an Award in Shanghai's Grand Theatre at Wednesday's Laureus World Sports Awards.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/4/14 11:09:08

Golden age

Sweeping domestic bookshelves and online video sites over the past year, the chubby image of cartoon character Kwai Boo from the comic serial Crazy! Kwai Boo has become a rare locally produced figure loved by adults and children alike. Serving as the perfect bedtime treat for young readers to relieve stress, the character's use of humor to face difficulties made series creator A Gui the most popular cartoonist of 2014 in China.
Source: Global Times | 2015/4/2 19:13:01