28 January, 2010 : 1940s Cartoon Bookcovers

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According to Wiki, Lianhuanhua are palm sized picture books of sequential drawings found in China in the early 20th century and the predecessor of manhua (or cartoons). They were mainly for children or the semi-literate and are now considered grassroots fine arts.

Well guess what popped up today? The Shanghai Library has sent us these two images, apparently 2 of 10 books edited by Huang Yao have turned up in the Chongqing Library. Book #2 is by Zhang Wang, now more known as a famous communist cartoonist and Book #10 is by Wang Letian, a fellow Shanghai cartoonist... The handwriting for the titles are clearly done by my granddad.

Along with other stuff that we have not seen, we eagerly await their resurface!


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