Panel Borders: Manhua! China Comics Now part 5 – Benjamin, Nie Chongrui and Zhang Xiaoyu

Originally broadcast 03/04/08 as part of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

This is the fifth* of five podcasts looking at the Manhua! China comics now exhibition at the London College of Communication in the Elephant and Castle. Manhua! China comics now is a month long exhibition featuring the best of recent Chinese comic book art. In this episode Alex Fitch is talking to artists Benjamin, Nie Chongrui and Zhang Xiaoyu via translator Coco Wang.

*(This is the last of the Manhua! podcasts to feature new material, however at the risk of sounding innumerate, there will be one more for the benefit of our Chinese listeners which will have the same content as this episode but also Coco’s translation of Alex’s questions into Mandarin + the artists’ complete answers in the same language)

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Links: Info on Manhua! China comics now at the LCC website, Paul Gravett’s website and the China Now website
Coco’s website