Maintained by Peter Van Huffel, 1/17/2004
Chen Wen Aβ
[born: 27 Dec 1958, Tao Yuen, Taiwan; bloodtype: A]
Chen Wen worked for a dozen design companies before starting his own studio,
working as an illustrator and comic artist. He has pioneered the use of the
Chinese calligraphy brush to draw modern manga, though this is an exacting
process, where one tiny slip can ruin the whole page. Today he is one of
Taiwan's most prominent mangaka. Chen Wen's hobbies include collecting
models, swimming, reading, and watching movies. Most of his works were
published in Taiwanese magazines. These works include: Leopard Warriors,
Leopard Warriors II, The God of War, Story of the Assassins, The Armor General.
- Heroes of the East Chou Dynasty
serialized on Morning, 1991
3 volumes @ Y1100
About Chinese historical figures in the days of the East Chou Dynasty.
Like Magical Super Asia, this was written for Koudansha, not a Taiwanese
- Magical Super Asia [Profoundly Beautiful Asia]
serialized on Afternoon, 1992-94
5 volumes @ Y1200
A story of psychics/demi-gods, beast-people and demons, taking place in a
near-future Asian setting. Some of the superb color pages featured
characters which never turned up (or featured only briefly) in the story,
suggesting that Afternoon editors cut it short.
serialized on Morning, 1995
Diviners, heroes, supernatural beings, Taoists and passers-by in 1995 Hong
Kong. Irregularly serialized.
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