|The Achievement of Comic Art in the Fifty
Years after the Establishment of the People's Republic of China.
the beginning of 1950s, many famous comic makers issued a batch
of comics, such as "The Chicken Feather Letter" pictured by Liu
Jiyou, "The Heroic Boys and Girls" by Li Qi and Wu Biduan, "The
Millionaire Zhao" by Gu Shengyue and Lou Shitang, "Child Labor",
"I Want to Go to School" by Wang Xuyang and Ben Qingyu. These comics
were endowed with good materials and experienced drawing skills.
From 1951 to 1956 there were more than ten thousand sorts of and
over two hundred sixty million comics published. The materials and
the means of drawing were various. The materials included classical
works, film, play, foreign literature, fairy tales, myth and modern
heroic deeds, the drawing skills included pen drawing, sketch, brush
painting, aquarelle, woodcut, paper-cut and so on. The comic makers
all formed their own styles.
In the comics of "The Chicken Feather Letter" and "Scholar Dongge",
Liu Jiyou described vividly charactors' kind and evil, wittiness
and clumsy, pedantry and guile. His pen drawings---"The Monkey Troubled
the Heaven" and "Wusong Killing the Tiger" were created with experienced
skill and abundant imagination and brought comics a new development.
Gu Bingxin, from Shanghai, after having finished "The Blue Tapestry",
tried to draw "Cross The River To Recce" in sketch, and expressed
vividly the dangerous and scary battling situation and heroism.
The two artists were honored "The Big Gu in the South and Big Liu
in the North".
the famous comic maker He Youzhi finished "Yang Gensi" and his other
works, he changed his style to make voluminous comics of "The Great
Changes in Counties" which exhibited the great changes in counties
after liberation. Hua Sanchuan who was famed for drawing the realities
created "Relatives", "Story
of a Contact Point", "Wang Xiaohe" and so on. He also drew two
editions of "White Hair Girl". Wang Lihong made "King", "Paradise
Marriage" after he finished "Fifteen Strings of Cash". Chen Shifa's
"Kong Yiji", "Ghost in Beauty Skin", "108 Pictures of Biography
of A-Q" and "Courage and Sword" were all excellent in art and innovation.