“Comics not only accompany us to grow up but are also the reinterpretation and reappearance of the connotation of the city. “ When mentioning popular manga artists, people often think of Takehiko Inoue, Naoki Urasawa, Junji Ito, and Katsuhiro Otomo. However, to the middle age fans, their favorite artists are local artists, such as Chen Uen, Chih-Chung Tsai, Richard Mai, Ah Tui, Cheng-Chung Tseng, Cheng-te Lin, who are indeed skilled masters depicting brilliant and unique stories with varied styles and skills. They are comparable to Japanese manga artists. Unfortunately, with the shrinkage of the market in the 1990s and the successive stoppage of publications, the popularity of Taiwanese comic books has ceased and talents in this field have been leaving. In order to revitalize Taiwan's comic-industry, the Ministry of Culture will take two old buildings, No. 36and38, Huayin Street, as the first comic based in Taiwan, which will be officially open on January 24 this year.
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