Siyu, a comic artist born and raised in Beijing, traveled the world a lot and got to live in a few different countries, including France, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. Wherever she went, Sijy got many questions about Chinese culture. At one point, she decided it was easier to start a comic about it and that’s how Tiny Eyes was born.
Why that name?
“Because it’s one of the common stereotypes of Chinese, among many others, Siyu writes on her website. “This generalised and often distorted image of China that we got from mass media is usually heavy, dull, political, and mystified. In contrast, this comic hopes to creates a fun, intimate and authentic space that serves as an alternative channel to people who are curious about China.”
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