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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

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