Friday, June 6, 2008


Over at the Dykes To Watch Out For thread, a commenter has posted a link to a Coco Wang's comic strips about the devastating 12 May earthquake in China.

These are simply extraordinary. Wang introduces them with:
"...Almost all the TV channels in China are broadcasting 24 hours non-stop of every development and stories of all the rescue operations in all damaged locations.

"I don't know how much information the BBC or any UK media received from us, I imagine the UK audiences were presented with the major developments of the incident, but you are probably unaware of many important and inside details which are only known to people inside China.

"The amount of incredibly moving stories of victims, rescuers, volunteers is simply shocking at the moment. I have been collecting newspapers of all the stories, and telling them in the form of comic strips. I hope these stories could show the UK readers the love, warmth and courage of the Chinese people, also the sad and cruel reality of the horrible 5.12 Earthquake."

Please, go read the strips. Let them boil the grief out of you. Pass it on.

1 comment:

Sue Katz said...

Wow, these are very powerful. Thanks for bringing them to us.