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Friday, 12 August 2016

Chinese Ghost Stories...

Someone might think that I have forgotten my plan to research Chinese traditional ghost stories in the hopes of producing a number of Chinese Ghost themed comic albums.

I have not.

I'm hoping Pu Songling's book will fill in a lot of gaps in what I know (they are BIG gaps -come on I have never investigated any Chinese ghosts!). That and Lafcadio Hearn's (apparently he is better known and still respected in Japan) Oriental Ghost Stories: Tales of Mystery and the Supernatural.

Would they ever be as good as some of those old Charlton Horror comic strips set in Japan and Korea and drawn by Sanho Kim?  

Oddly, I used to have some Hong Kong horror Manhua but those simply vanished -I mean, who the ----- steals comics they don't understand (unless they were just interested in the art?).  Whatever, The Thinker (possibly) presenting some good Chinese horror stories would be fun. 

In the meantime I have to find another source to buy Manhua from!  It seems the other large Chinese store in Bristol gets newspapers and magazines but not Manhua.  Oh the struggles of my life!  :-)

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