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Naked Body: An Anthology of Chinese Comics

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Naked Body 裸体 is an independent comics anthology featuring some of the most active members of the mainland China comics community. Edited by Yan Cong, the only requirement for comics in the anthology was that all of the main characters be naked. The resulting book is over 100 pages of playful, intimate, and loopy comics, with a focus on outstanding illustration.


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Naked Body 裸体 is an independent comics anthology featuring some of the most active members of the mainland China comics community. Edited by Yan Cong, the only requirement for comics in the anthology was that all of the main characters be naked. The resulting book is over 100 pages of playful, intimate, and loopy comics, with a focus on outstanding illustration.

44 review for Naked Body: An Anthology of Chinese Comics

  1. 4 out of 5

    Allie

    I'm really glad I backed this on Kickstarter. The comics are so weird and interesting, and many are entirely unlike ones I've seen in my comics-reading life so far. Some of them reminded me of Abstract Comics in that they were beautiful and I did not understand what was happening. I'm really glad I backed this on Kickstarter. The comics are so weird and interesting, and many are entirely unlike ones I've seen in my comics-reading life so far. Some of them reminded me of Abstract Comics in that they were beautiful and I did not understand what was happening.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Robert

    My long-form review of this lovely anthology is now live on tcj.com: http://www.tcj.com/reviews/naked-body... My long-form review of this lovely anthology is now live on tcj.com: http://www.tcj.com/reviews/naked-body...

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tom

    Six years ago, the editor of Narrative Addiction solicited contributions that met the following criteria: the stories were limited to 5 pages, and the character in them had to be naked. By Western standards, that’s a pretty tepid attempt at edginess. But the situation for the editor of Narrative Addiction—a comic book series based in mainland China—is summarized in one panel from Zhai Yanjun’s story “Xiao Ma’s New Outfit,” about of new, popular line of “clothes”: “You’ll run into trouble if you Six years ago, the editor of Narrative Addiction solicited contributions that met the following criteria: the stories were limited to 5 pages, and the character in them had to be naked. By Western standards, that’s a pretty tepid attempt at edginess. But the situation for the editor of Narrative Addiction—a comic book series based in mainland China—is summarized in one panel from Zhai Yanjun’s story “Xiao Ma’s New Outfit,” about of new, popular line of “clothes”: “You’ll run into trouble if you keep this up. There were more than 30 people here! Be careful who you influence.” There is nothing metaphorical about those lines. The Chinese government does not have organizations like the ACLU or even Amnesty International to bother it about the CCP’s censorship policies. And cartoons involving nude characters that bitch about the system involve some measure of risk-taking, even with audiences of 30 or less. That said, the range of stories and illustration styles here is refreshingly broad—from whimsical to realistic in its figurative depictions and tales. Contributors come from Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, and other cites. Most contributions are non-political but others can be read as veiled attacks on various aspects of internal Chinese political policies. Some stories have sex, some don’t. All are interested in visual story telling and exploring what can be done with the medium. In those regards, then, Naked Body can be seen as a Chinese version of Fantagraphics’ Now series.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Erik Wirfs-Brock

    Glad I Kickstartered this project, this indie comics anthology is a true riot of styles-made by artists obviously familiar with the international comics scene but not part of any particular stylistic trend. The theme of the anthology,that all the characters have to be naked, naturally leads most of the comics to be about sex, which give the anthology a slight feel of sixties underground comics made for the modern age.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Elisabeth

    2.5 stars. Not for me.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    Super weird. Everything was new and unexpected. Nice to take a break from Euro comics.

  7. 5 out of 5

    PJ Ebbrell

    Fascinating look at Chinese comics, anthology are always a bit of hodge-podge, but very likeable.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

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    Kyle Simon

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    Miumiu

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    Katie Cowell

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    Bob

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    Eric

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    Jenifer

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    MariNaomi

  20. 4 out of 5

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    Dan

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    Alberto

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    lesley

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    André Habet

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    Sandra Pfeifer

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    vostendrasamigosyotengolibros

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    Claire Lou

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