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COLORFUL
TAIWAN CULTURE  &
​FANCIFUL TAIWAN COMICS

This March ! Embark on an enthralling journey into Taiwanese culture through the lenses of local comic art

Abundant T-Comics of recent years

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Son of Formosa, Zhou JianXin 2021

Taiwan, a small island nation located in the Western Pacific and at the heart of East Asia, has long been a melting pot of diverse cultures and a hub for immigration throughout history. These rich heritages have witnessed a multitude of both markable and singular historical events, giving rise to peculiar and distinctive cultural phenomena.It serves as a wellspring of inspiration for many Taiwanese comic artists, known as T-Comic artists.

This island was once a haven for Asian pirates in the 16th century. During the Age of Discovery in the 17th century, it became a strategic stronghold for the Netherlands and Spain, who built forts and engaged in conflicts with one another. Later, it came under the rule of the Chinese Qing Empire in the 18th century and the Japanese Empire in the 19th century.

Geographically, the island straddles both temperate and tropical zones, boasting mountains reaching heights of almost 4,000 meters alongside low-lying mangrove swamps at sea level. Its landscapes range from coconut palm beaches to snow-capped peaks.

Culturally, it is a vibrant crossroads where various influences converge. Here, the indigenous culture of the southern islands intersects with southern Fujian, Hakka, Yamato, Spanish-Portuguese, and northern Han cultures, creating a unique tapestry of traditions.

At the 2024 Berlin Meets Taiwan Comic on March 19 and Leipzig Book Fair from March 21 to 24, Taiwanese artists Zhou Jianxin and Aliyo showcase works inspired by Taiwan’s historical events and Taoist religious culture.

Zhou Jianxin's "Son of Formosa" is the first illustrated biographic depicting Taiwanese political victims.

 

Aliyo's "The Demon Cat" blends elements of Taiwanese Taoism and common folk beliefs, narrating passionate battles under the structure of the classic Manga for Boys.

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​The Cat Demon, Aliyo (on going)

Son of Formosa, Zhou JianXin 2021

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Call for Cosplayers!

 

From March 21st to 24th, at Booth J204 in Leipzig Book Fair's Manga-Comic-Con Hall 3, we invite cosplayers to try on-site the costumes of characters from "The Demon Cat" and "Son of Formosa". Professional makeup artist Lan Yi will be on hand to assist with design and application. Don't miss out!

​Berlin Meets Taiwan Comic + Manga-Comic-Con 2024 , It is never too fun

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