Antithodoxy

China Earthquake Comic Strips

I found this extremely sad, moving series of comic strips depicting rescue stories from the earthquake in China. The stories show the bravery of the Chinese people as well as the terrible tragedy they had to endure. Coco Wang, the illustrator, explains in his introduction that he wanted to tell the stories that people outside of China may not be hearing about. He writes:

I don’t know how much information the BBC or any UK media received from us, I imagine the UK audiences were presented with the major developments of the incident, but you are probably unaware of many important and inside details which are only known to people inside China.

The amount of incredibly moving stories of victims, rescuers, volunteers is simply shocking at the moment. I have been collecting newspapers of all the stories, and telling them in the form of comic strips. I hope these stories could show the UK readers the love, warmth and courage of the Chinese people, also the sad and cruel reality of the horrible 5.12 Earthquake.

They are definitely worth reading, although be warned that they may make you tear up.

Via Feministe

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June 7, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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