Daxiong

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Daxiong
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Daxiong at the 2011 New York Comic Con.
Born Guo Jingxiong
(1975-12-25) December 25, 1975 (age 38)
Jilin, China
Nationality Chinese
Known for Comic books

Daxiong real name Guo Jingxiong (born December 25, 1975) is a comic book artist, editor and publisher. Daxiong is currently one of the most successful artists in Chinese and European comics.[citation needed] He has received a great deal of recognition for his work in the industry, including first place at the Shanghai Animation & Comic Competition, and top honors at the 33rd annual Angoulême International Comics Festival.

Early life[edit]

Daxiong was born December 25, 1975 in Jilin province, China, and developed an enjoyment for illustrating at an early age.[1]

Career[edit]

Daxiong creating an illustration.

After graduating with a degree in Commercial Design from the Jilin Art Institute in China, he assumed a teaching position with his alma mater as instructor of comic and cartoon illustrations. In 1999 he created Qicartoon Studios in Jilin province where he served as the chief illustrator. In 2000 he was the winner of the Shanghai Animation & Comic Competition with his work "Chinese Ghost Stories" which received publication soon after the competition. In 2002 Qicartoon Studios earned third place in the Shanghai Animation Competition for its work "Zhuzi Baijia". In Europe, he received top honors at the 33rd annual Angoulême International Comics Festival for his work in "Demi Gods and Semi Devils" written by Chinese novelist Jin Yong, who is the best-selling Chinese author alive.[citation needed]

Since 1999, through his studio, Daxiong has published more than 100 titles which are being distributed in China, Japan, and Taiwan. He began illustrating the MouWang series, which is being published and distributed in France by Soleil Publications. In 2008 Daxiong was arrested and sent to a prison in China because his art offended the Chinese Communist Party. He had done drawings illustrating parts of the book "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party". In the prison he was tortured for about two months but was then rescued by friends in the U.S. and has now settled in New York City with his wife Bin Bin Chen.[citation needed]

After winning top honors at the 33rd annual Angoulême International Comics Festival for his work in "Demi Gods and Semi Devils." Da Xiong was offered a contract to work with Soleil Publication on the book Muowang.[citation needed]

After relocating to New York City, Daxiong founded Flag Studios LLC. He was the artist on the Top 10 Special #1 with Wildstorm Productions and has been announced as the artist on the graphic novella, Star Wars: Adventures: Luke Skywalker and the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes with writer Tom Taylor through Dark Horse Comics.

Daxiong is the artist for a 10-page story titled "Superman and Doctor Light in Samurai" in DC's 80 Page Giant, Justice League of America, written by Amanda Mcmurry.

Notable works[edit]

  • Fairy Tales (Inner Mongolia Publications, 1996)
  • A Thousand Phrases (Inner Mongolia Publications, 1996)
  • 10 Greatest Stories in the World (Jilin Publication, 1998)
  • Chinese Ghost Stories (Northern China Publications, 2000)
  • Philosophers (Jilin Entertainment, 2001)
  • Water Margin Heroes (Shanghai People's Press, 2002)
  • Twenty Years of Strange 12 Issues (Hebei Art Press, 2002)
  • 36 Tactics, 18 issues (Northern Press, 2003)
  • Sir Apropos of Nothing #4 Alt Cover (IDW, 2008)
  • TOP 10 Special #1 (Wildstorm Productions, 2009)
  • Justice League of America 80-PAGE Giant 10-page Superman story, (DC Comics, 2009)
  • Star Wars Adventures: Luke Skywalker and the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes (January 20, 2010)
  • Fringe: Tales From The Fringe #2" (July, 2010)
  • Star Wars Adventures: Boba Fett and the Ship of Fear (2011)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Daxiong profile at Wizard World, accessed May 23, 2011.

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