The Art of Thai Comics: A Century of Strips and Stripes

November 20, 2021|
The Art of Thai Comics: A Century of Strips and Stripes by Nicolas Verstappen
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• First in-depth study of Thai Comics

After the first Thai comic strip was published in 1907, comics flourished in Siam and developed in uniquely Thai ways. With diverse and leading artists working in each generation there is a wealth of material to consider. Gory horror tales, anti-communist propaganda and socially-engaged graphic novels bear witness to the country's darker years. From 1990, Thai comics struggled to compete with the sudden influx of unlicensed Japanese manga and went through a hiatus, making a comeback in the late '90s with a new and alternative scene that deserves wider recognition. Each page of The Art of Thai Comics opens a unique window onto Thai society - a distilled vision of its hopes, fears, delights and horrors. From 20th century interpretations of Jataka tales, which replay the Buddha's various reincarnations, to tales of modern-day millennial angst. Thai comics past and present offer an entertaining and enlightening viewpoint onto the country's history, culture and enduring creativity.

Nicolas Verstappen, a Belgian national, is a full-time lecturer at the Faculty of Communication Arts at Chulalongkrn University in Bangkok where he teaches Comics Art History and Composition.
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Title:The Art of Thai Comics: A Century of Strips and Stripes
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:220 pages, 9.53 X 10.18 X 1.06 in
Shipping dimensions:220 pages, 9.53 X 10.18 X 1.06 in
Published:November 20, 2021
Publisher:River Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9786164510364

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