The first work by Zao Dao translated into English.
From the publisher:
From the mind of prodigy cartoonist Zao Dao comes Cuisine Chinoise: Five Tales of Life and Food, featured here in English for the first time!
From insects looking for a meal made of ghosts, to a man named Yuzi who's passion for cooking is the only hope of maintaining a family legacy, these wonderfully illustrated stories explore the rich and humorous lives of the characters within. This volume showcases the wonderful relationship between Chinese folklore and culture to food!
A virtuoso cartoonist and illustrator, Zao Dao is one of the youngest artists of the Chinese avant-garde. Born July 1990 in southern China's Guangdong Province, she began publishing her work on the Internet in 2011. Already universally recognized throughout her own country for her talent as a watercolor artist, Zao Dao evinces a highly original drawing style, blending traditional elements of Chinese painting with a modern graphic sensibility, adding textural effects through her choice of paper surface. While the characters formed at the tip of her brush might at times cast their author as an eccentric young rebel, the ageless pursuit of freedom remains her principal pledge of creativity.
Translated by Diana Schutz.