Lin Dihuan graduated from Sun Yat-sen University Zhongshan School of Medicine, the best medical school in Guangdong. But now he is one of the most popular comic artists in China and healing hundreds of thousands of people's heart with his comic art.
Lin's paintings focus on the topics that most can people resonate and always come with the lines that are humorous and convey a positive attitude. And his ‘positive energy’ will be soon delivered to Japan through the upcoming ‘中国アニメ・漫画の日本ツアー、水墨の中から来る’ exhibition.
The exhibition ‘中国アニメ・漫画の日本ツアー、水墨の中から来る’ will display about 136 very best animations and comics in China, and tour around Osaka, Kobe and Nara from June 11th.
Apart from classic masterpieces, famous for their use of ink, paper cut and simple lines, you will find the most popular original pieces currently in China at this exhibition. These artworks from the younger generation of animators and comic artists feature a wide range of styles that might change your perception of Chinese animation.
An animation, Monkey King Hero is Back, that will be displayed in the upcoming exhibition in Japan. [Photo provide by the organizer]
This will be the first-ever debut for such a large number of Chinese animations and comics in Japan. The event will also include a series of exchange forums and animation screenings, aiming to boost communication between animators and comic artists in the two countries and celebrate the upcoming G20 in Osaka.
In fact, connections between Chinese and Japanese animators began as early as in the 20th century. ‘The Princess of the Iron Fan’ produced in 1940 was the first Chinese animation screened in Japan while the ‘Astroboy’ was the first Japanese animation series broadcast in China and it achieved great success. Co-produced pieces such as ‘The Emperor’s Dream’ are fundamental to China's animation development.
Editors: Wing, Simon
Video: Li Jiangrui, Cao Yaqin