|The Origin of Chinese Comic
|¡¡¡¡Chinese Comic is a kind of painting art that describes
a story with the help of pictures. It originated in ancient China.
In Han Dynasty, there appeared a kind of single-pictured story chiseled
in brick. In Tang Dynasty, the embryo of Chinese Comic came into
being. During that era, the form of Chinese Comic was not restricted.
Some Chinese Comics began to use successional pictures to tell a
story. Till Yuan Dynasty, with the quick development of novels and
dramas, illustrations were necessary to assist describe the plot
of a story. Completely Illustrated Pinghua of Three Kingdoms, drawn
by an artist named Yu, was the first Chinese Comic with illustrations.
In Qing Dynasty, a kind of single-pictured Chinese Comic (Spring
Festival Picture) appeared, one to three of which made up a story.
Till late Qing Dynasty, with lithography's importation, Chinese
Comic developed rapidly and a kind of storybook that each chapter
had an illustration appeared. And with the publication of "Pictured
Three Kingdoms" in late Qing Dynasty, Chinese Comic got a rapid
development and the word of "Chinese Comic" originated.
|By Yu Yang