Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Chinese Beasts!

I can hardly believe it happened but the world now has "Taiwan's Traditional Chinese Edition" of BEASTS! Book One. Remarkably, this is the first Fantagraphics book ever translated into Chinese and I couldn't be happier that the publisher included Beasts! in the small roster of books that makes up their debut "Graphic Novelty" line. (Iconic works "Jimmy Corrigan" and "Blankets" are among them.) It's a privilege to have the book translated for a wider audience and they really did a wonderful job on the repackaging. It feels more like an exhibition catalog than a coffee table book but that works for this material.

The publisher's site is here. Some pleasantly odd production photos are here. Most importantly, a pretty awesome video trailer is found here.

I'm afraid that I have no idea how to get ahold of copies stateside.



Blogger mikehoffman said...

This sounds like good news, Jacob, but what do you or any of the artists get out of it? Better International relations?

11:28 AM  
Blogger WEISSMAN said...

I want one !

11:58 AM  
Blogger Wesley990 said...

I just bought one yestarday in Taipei. It is really cool. I like pictures inside.

@ Jacob
I could help you to get a Chinese editon and mail it overseas from Taiwan. What do you think?

6:01 PM  
Blogger ✞ Ferrato said...

Ooooooooh i like it so much !

7:17 AM  
Blogger Erik said...

I found this edition in my high school library this morning, so lovely!!!

6:16 AM  

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