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Not safe for work

After announcing that it would increase regulation of animation, comic and game (ACG) content in December of 2014, the Ministry of Culture has recently published the results of its investigations into troublesome behavior by ACG sites online.
Source: Global Times | 2015/2/9 18:53:01

Children's cartoons deadlier than films for adults: study

Children's cartoons depict death more often than films for adults, and their main characters are more than twice as likely to be killed off, according to research released on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2014/12/17 19:23:01

First Comic-Con Portugal conference kicks off

The first edition of the Comic-Con Portugal conference opens on Friday in Matosinhos, 300 kilometers north of Lisbon, the event's organizers said on their website.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/12/6 11:19:57

Ministry of Culture to regulate ACG content and online comments

According to a statement on the Ministry of Culture's official website on Wednesday, the ministry plans to increase regulation of animation, comic and game (ACG) content.
Source: Global Times | 2014/12/4 19:28:02

Belgium comic museum marks 25 years of high art

Comics are serious business in the land of Tintin and The Smurfs, and nowhere more so than in Europe’s biggest and oldest museum dedicated to the art form as the venue celebrates its 25th birthday.
Source: AFP | 2014/10/7 18:53:01

Experts call for innovation at south China comic Expo

The five-day China International Comic Festival (CICF) Expo, which saw experts discuss the future of China's animation industry, concluded on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/10/6 14:16:49

Cosplayers gather at animation festival in Xi'an

In photos: Cosplayers gather at animation festival in Xi'an (Photo Source:
Source: Xinhua | 2014/10/3 14:44:05

Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention

Cosplayers pose for photos during the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) press conference in Singapore, Sept. 4, 2014.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/9/4 16:49:35

Just for laugh

An Irish-American stand-up comedian has dramatically increased the size of his potential audience by learning to perform his act in Putonghua (standard Chinese).
Source: Reuters | 2014/8/17 17:38:01

10th China Intl Cartoon and Animation Festival kicks off in Hangzhou

People take part in a parade during the 10th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, May 1, 2014, also the first day of May Day holiday.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/5/2 15:18:04

An animated struggle

So-called "one-day cinema tours" usually describe low budget films with no stars that appear in theaters for a single day. However, this month, a big-budget 3D animated film called Voyage Extraordinaire also made a hasty exit from theaters.
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/5 16:13:01

The legend returns

After a silence of more than 10 months, The Legend of Qin animated series is coming back for its fans, bringing the new season to China's largest online video websites Youku and Tudou as well as a 3D feature movie to theaters. The non-animated namesake TV series is also directed by Shen, and scheduled for release this year as well. A 3-D action role-playing game is also coming out this year.
Source: Global Times | 2014/1/8 20:43:01

Cosplay enthusiasts perform in 12th Shanghai comic convention

A cosplay enthusiast performs during the 12th Shanghai comic convention held at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, East China, February 23, 2013.
Source: Xinhua | 2013/2/24 10:27:19

Comic graffiti in Italy

Kenny Random, a street artist in Italy, has been reportedly obsessed by painting graffiti that feature "silhouetted man and cat" on the street walls in Padua, Italy.
Source: Xinhua | 2013/3/14 15:51:05

Comic superhero back to save ‘birthplace’

Japanese comic strip soccer superhero Captain Tsubasa, who has inspired stars such as Lionel Messi and Fernando Torres, has returned from a storybook stint in Spain to save his “birthplace.”
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2013/3/31 22:53:01

Rare 1938 Superman comic found in US wall fetches $175,000 at auction

A rare 75-year-old comic book featuring the debut of Superman found in a Minnesota home’s wall fetched $175,000 at auction, comic book seller said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2013/6/13 18:33:01

Homegrown hero

From a snowy distance, a creature looms closer, his giant size more apparent with every hulking step. His purple eyes pierce through the blizzard. A thick layer of scales covers his limbs and his tail. Whatever he is, he’s not human. He is Archon of Dragon, a ruthless creature who has the power to harness the cold, a strength he draws from a special stone in his chest. Though his tough appearance makes him look like a page out of Hellboy, X-Men or Thor comic books, his power – called liang yi, the alternate name of tai chi – indicates his Chinese blood.
Source: Global Times | 2013/6/24 16:08:01

Drawing a poor conclusion

Pocket Chocolate has locked himself away for the summer ignoring the sun outside so that he can complete his latest much anticipated comic book. For the 36-year-old artist, otherwise known as Gong Yijian, the new work, If, At That Instant, will most likely be a huge success and bring in more money, acclaim and the possibility of an animated film based on the comic. But not all comic or animation artists are enjoying fame and fortune.
Source: Global Times | 2013/6/25 17:03:01