Monthly Archive for May, 2006

Face Paint

portrait004.jpg
watercolor and india ink
2 x 2 inches

Life and Death

life_death.jpg
From Art of Ancient Mexico by Paul Westheim
shellac and india ink
2 x 2 inches

Are You Sure it’s OK?

Are You Sure it's OK?
shellac and india ink
2 x 2 inches

I Want to Destroy/Create Something

I Want to Destroy/Create Something
shellac and india ink
2 x 2 inches

I Think Something is Wrong

I Think Something is Wrong
shellac and india ink
2 x 2 inches

Glasses

glasses
shellac and india ink
2 x 2 inches

Ascetic

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watercolor and india ink
2 x 2 inches

Prelude to a Sacrifice

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shellac and india ink
2 x 2 inches

Allergic Reaction

allergic reaction
shellac and india ink
2 x 2 inches

Chinese WWII Comics

A friend of mine went to Shanghai a little while ago and brought me some cool Chinese comics. I got two Tintin reprints and something I haven’t seen before:

chinese comic cover

chinese comic back cover

All the books are 5 inches wide and 3.5 inches high. They are printed on very cheap newsprint. The color of the paper changes throught out and the ink gets pretty faint at times. The swastikas make it pretty clear that it’s about WWII. A friend of mine mentioned that it’s some sort of spy thriller. I’m not sure if the artist is Chinese or not. The art is very European looking, but then what do I know!
Here are a few sample pages. Click on the images to see them BIG.

chinese comic sample page 1

chinese comic sample page 2

chinese comic sample page 3