Talk Bubble Shaped Comic and Animation Museum Coming to China


The largest Comic and Animation Museum in China (CCAM) will break ground in Hangzhou early next year. The museum’s design stays true to its subject matter, consisting of eight cartoon speech bubbles. Each of the eight bubbles will be interconnected, allowing for a circular tour of the entire space. The core attraction of the space will be a gigantic 3D zoetrope, but the museum will also accommodate three movie theaters and an enormous library

If comic and animation is you r thing, then it might interest you to know that China is planning on soon breaking ground on its largest Comic and Animation Museum (CCAM). The structure is designed to mimic those cordon speech bubbles we have all seen, with a total of eight interconnected "bubbles" comprising the entire structure.

One of the main features of the CCAM will be a gigantic 3d cinema and three other lesser movie theaters. But it stays true to the subject matter at hand with an enormous library featuring comics and other art works.

History of Comics

Comics as an art form established itself in the late 19th and early 20th century, alongside the similar forms of film and animation. The three forms share certain conventions, most noticeably the mixing of words and pictures, and all three owe parts of their conventions to the technological leaps made through the industrial revolution. Though newspapers and magazines first established and popularized comics in the late 1890s, narrative illustration has existed for many centuries.