Three Kingdoms Comic

A comment on my Origin of Koi entry led me to the Three Kingdoms Comic. Wow! Impressive. I’m not sure whether to be more impressed by the concept* or by the fact that it’s available in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai! I haven’t gotten a chance to read them all yet, but I definitely will.

Since last year I’ve been a big fan of webcomics. My favorites:

Dinosaur Comics. Ryan North’s sense of humor is the greatest. It amazes me how he can reuse the same panels over and over and still manage to crack me up every damn time.
Perry Bible Fellowship. Reminds me of the Far Side, but it’s anything but derivitive.
Nine Planets Without Intelligent Life. Good concept, good (but slow-moving) story.
Beaver and Steve. Weird humor, cute style.
Questionable Content. Indie rock post-Friends twenty-something sitcom comic.
A Softer World. Reminds me of SNL’s old “Deep Thoughts,” with accompanying photography.

* I know that the story of War of the Three Kingdoms has been done in comic form before, but this is a webcomic. Difference.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. San Guo Manhua just recently added Thai–when I read it a few months ago, it was only English, Chinese, and Korean. The problem with the variety of languages is that some of the story quality diminishes with shoddy translation. It’s written originally in Chinese I believe, and it shows through in the English translation unfortunately.

  2. onemancult Says: July 7, 2005 at 3:57 am

    For the flash type comic, try ninjai.

  3. Kikko Man Says: July 7, 2005 at 4:38 am

    Anyone ever seen “get your war on“? It’s hilarious.

  4. Kit,
    Actually, It’s written originally in English. Two years ago, my English was pretty terrible. I am not even fluent in Chinese well. I exposed my webcomic to China with help of Chinese translators, then Japanese translators hopped in. Every translations don’t really follow my English at all exactly because of different expressions in languages. 😉

  5. Peng,

    I really appreciate your personalized response to my comment–I’m actually surprised to learn it’s written first in English, but if so, your English really is quite good! I’m impressed. Keep up the good work!

  6. Three Kingdoms Comic is one of the best comic i saw in the internet.

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