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Documentary on late comic book artist wins award in New York

2019/04/12 22:31:53

A screenshot of the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards's web page

Taipei, April 12 (CNA) A documentary on a renowned Taiwanese comic book artist, the late Chen Uen (鄭問), has won a bronze medal at the 2019 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards, which honors content in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries.

Produced by Taiwan's Public Television Service (PTS), "Inside the Arts: The Profound Aesthetics -- Chen Uen" was awarded in the Lifestyle Program category in the Entertainment Program Competition, according to a post shared Thursday by Chen Uen's Facebook fans page.

The documentary tells the story of Chen's career as an artist and how his achievements helped promote the development of the comic book industry in Taiwan.

His Facebook page also thanked PTS for making the documentary possible so that the world could learn more about Chen and his artistic creations.

Born in 1958, Chen launched his comic book career in 1984 and is best known for his use of bold colors and traditional Chinese ink-wash painting techniques.

In 1991, he became the first foreign national to win the prestigious Japan Cartoonists Association Award for his work "Heroes of the East Chou Dynasty."

Crossing over to gaming, Chen also collaborated with Japan's Game Arts to make a special edition of the popular video game "Romance of the Three Kingdoms," which features characters based on his drawings.

Chen passed away in 2017 at the age of 58 from a heart attack.

(By Chiang Pei-ling and Ko Lin)