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From Propaganda to Real Life: A Chinese Cartoonist Draws History

Li Kunwu hard at work. On the first page of “A Chinese Life,” one of three pages in color that introduces this long but fast-moving, black-and-white graphic novel, cartoonist Li Kunwu draws the argument between...

Enlarging Our Imaginations The Living Memory of the A-Bomb

Seven times each year, in the classes of college or university students, I distribute Keiji Nakazawa’s autobiographical comic book about how he witnessed the bombing of Hiroshima, “I Saw It” (originally “Ore wa Mita”)....