Drawing the News: “Strange Creatures of Cathay”

Weibo user “Satanlucky” (@撒旦君_Satan) has created a menagerie of monsters in modern China, the “Strange Creatures of Cathay” (华夏异事录). Rendered in the style of Japanese “floating world” (ukiyo-e) paintings, these creatures haunt coal mines, poison restaurant utensils, and steal postcards for lunch. Every demon portrays a social ill that menaces Chinese citizens’ everyday lives.

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Want more cartoons? Check out CDT Chinese’s Sunday series Empire Illustrated (图说天朝).

Via CDT Chinese. Translation by Cindy.

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