Laowai Comics is a biweekly webcomic. Beijing Cream is proud to debut its Thursday comic every week. Full archives here.
Fireworks Usher In Lunar New Year In Beijing
February 20, 2015 11:13 am
Help Us Find Beijing Cream’s No. 1 Troll
January 22, 2015 9:30 am
I Nearly Lost A Testicle In A Beijing Hospital
October 22, 2014 8:00 am
Lost And Found: Tiananmen Square Photos Discovered 25 Years Later
June 5, 2014 11:43 am
Chinese New Year Wishes From Beijing Cream
January 30, 2014 6:10 pm
“One of The Worst Nights Of My Life”: The Disastrous Electric Castle Halloween Party In Tianjin [UPDATE]
November 5, 2013 2:16 am
Chug-Off For Charity Recap: Congratulations And Thanks
August 26, 2013 9:00 am
Beijing Subway Can Get A Wee Crowded In The Mornings
July 23, 2013 2:30 am
The 2nd Annual Beijing Cream Bar And Club Awards, Where (Almost) No One Is Spared
May 14, 2013 3:21 pm
Anatomy Of A Chinese Airport Rumble
May 13, 2013 12:09 pm
Three Shots With… Morgan Short, i.e. Hurley From Lost
March 31, 2013 3:30 pm
Laowai Comics: The Haters Of Laowai Comics
March 28, 2013 6:00 am
The Chinese Lack Creativity, As Definitively Proven By This List Of China’s Top Porn Search Terms
March 14, 2013 12:37 pm
China Twitter Accounts You Probably Already Follow, Schmuck
February 25, 2013 11:43 am
Maya Moore Scores 53 Points In Game 1 Of WCBA Finals, Overshadowed By Fans Beating Up Referees [UPDATE]
January 30, 2013 1:29 pm
China Is Polluted. We Get It Already
January 30, 2013 2:25 am
Introducing, In China: A Perfect Cut Of Aesthetic Hell
January 23, 2013 2:17 pm
To Serve People: No One Loathes Porn Like China’s New Master Of The Dark Arts
November 20, 2012 2:00 pm
Vignette Of A Compassionate China: Our Writer, In Distress, Finds Help At Every Turn
October 23, 2012 1:00 pm
Olympics Countdown: Chinese Hurdler Does Not Care
July 5, 2012 2:00 am
Chinese News Team Reports On Rare Lingzhi Mushroom, Which Is Actually A Rubber Vagina
June 19, 2012 2:35 pm
The Basics Of Driving In China: A Diagram [UPDATE]
May 22, 2012 1:30 am
The Mother Of All Traffic Jams (Warning: It’s Horrifying)
May 21, 2012 9:41 pm
Purple Panda Scares Bejesus Out Of Children
April 9, 2012 3:04 pm
In Beijing, The New Champion Of Chinese Basketball
March 30, 2012 11:58 pm
Dick Amateur, Who Follows China Daily, Also Now Follows Beijing Cream
March 17, 2012 4:00 am
“Like a hammer to the head” Review: Arthur Meursalt’s ‘Party Members’
October 27, 2017 9:40 am
Jiang Zemin: How China’s Forgotten President Achieved a Cult Following and Meme Immortality
September 26, 2017 3:45 pm
We Found Her, The Worst Mother-In-Law In China
August 8, 2017 3:21 pm
SHUO Is The Chinese Street Artist We Need — And One You Need To Know
August 8, 2017 9:00 am
Beijing Cream is now on WeChat
August 1, 2017 12:42 pm
11 Ways of Looking at Donald Trump in a Chinese PLA Uniform: A Story
July 31, 2017 6:07 pm
In Beijing, 20 Million People Pretend to Live :: 在北京，有2000万人假装在生活 (full translation)
July 27, 2017 2:09 am
@DissidentPooh Is The China Twitter Account Of Our Times
July 18, 2017 2:19 pm
Liu Xiaobo Is Dead, And The Beijing Sky Is In Uproar
July 13, 2017 11:38 pm
Cast of Beijing’s ‘Art’ premier talk success, censorship, sandwiches
May 11, 2017 10:47 am
Rock Off: Briefly memorializing Sanlitun’s best and only punk-rock dive bar
May 5, 2017 2:17 pm
Forbes editor gets drunk, posts dreadful China article
April 25, 2017 2:03 pm
This is a good and appropriate tweet
November 9, 2016 5:28 pm
Dispatches From Xinjiang: Uyghur Urbanism in Recent Modernist Poetry
April 21, 2016 3:00 pm
Acclaimed Feminist Roxane Gay Cancels Visit To Beijing Literary Festival
March 13, 2016 11:54 am
New Rules: How China’s Latest Laws For Foreign Media Affect Us And You
March 10, 2016 10:00 am
Mega Fail: How A Bestselling American Futurist Lost His Way In China
March 1, 2016 1:14 pm
Watch: Hong Kong’s Fishball Riots
February 9, 2016 7:14 pm
Ursula Gauthier Wrote A Bad Article, And In China That’s A Crime
January 5, 2016 10:00 am
It’s A White Christmas In Beijing
December 25, 2015 5:25 pm
Yes, I get it, and no, they just aren’t funny.
So…in other words you shaved this morning?
In other words, the world spun on its axis around the sun, children were born, people died, dogs chased frisbees, men and women made love, some divorced, many went to and left work, mothers took their children to school, husbands kissed their wives goodbye….
…and these comics remained unfunny.
Whatever, I frequently laugh out loud when I read these. But yeah, I get it – a comic artist who produces free content for you owes you a lot more!
Who says I owe *him* anything? I’m given free content, am I obliged to like it? No. Are there humour-starved African kids who would appreciate it, so I should lap it up? No.
I don’t enjoy it and I don’t see why I should. I’ve never called the guy names for it. It’s just completely unfunny to me, and that’s it. If you enjoyed it, good for you. I’m not going to mock your intelligence for it.
I’m sorry I hurt your feelings.
HA! YOUR DESK IS AN UPSIDE DOWN BOX!!!!
I like laowai comics. Its that Acid Dumplings that cant get a point across.
I get it, they are not funny and they know they are not funny and incapable of being funny so it’s “ironic unfunny” that they go for instead. Deep man, deep.
They’ve never been funny; instead they only repackage the same tired expat complaints and complications into 4-panel drudgery. We could all do without them.
It’s called “Laowai Comics” for a reason. It’s pretty strictly about the expat experience and doesn’t claim or need to go beyond that. Jesus, you people!
I’m embarrased for you. I get that you do this for free or whatever but this kind of low grade unfunny poorly drawn stuff is why nobody takes Beijing Cream seriously. I mean first this, and then a teacher blog written by someone who doesn’t even teach? Quality over quantity, Anthony.
You’re entitled to your opinion, even if you’ve confused it with objective good and bad, but don’t fucking pretend you’re some Russell Lynes deigning to offer advice on quality.
I take Beijing Cream seriously. Very seriously.
Why, I wouldn’t dream of laughing at their cartoons!
i went and checked them out all the way back to 59 (from most recent). I lol’d once. comic 60 wasn’t bad. All the others i can relate to, but found to be a bit meh. Mostly the artwork bro. The thoughts and such are not bad, but the artwork. dude. get someone to draw for you. Larson pulled it off because he was RIDICULOUSLY FUNNY so everyone ignored the fact that he couldn’t draw.
So to up your game and eradicate butthurt haters, I suggest:
1) get some1 to draw for you
2) think DEEPER about the expat situation and lay off the surface “i am a fat loser” “traffic waaaa!” stuff and get to the true reason behind “why the fuck are we here?”
As you’re the only one here offering something that even remotely looks like constructive criticism, I will take a bit of time to answer.
I have to say though, while I usually welcome comments and advice, yours is far from being the most useful I have ever received, as it blatantly omits one (rather obvious) aspect of these comic strips: the fact that it’s my pastime, and I do it just for fun.
Again, i thought it was very obvious, given the (admittedly) DIY, crude production, the complete absence of ads or any other way to get income from them, and the fact that never anyone else is credited. Why the hell would I get someone else to draw?! Would defeat the purpose of having a PASTIME, now wouldn’t it?
And about your suggestion number 2, maybe doing it via a webcomic would be a first indeed, but there are already thousands of WordPress blogs out there aiming just that, thinking “deeply” about the whole expat raison-d’être. And they all fail miserably, because you have to be one hell of a pretentious cock to even think you can somehow summarize the lives of hundreds of thousands of very different people without making huge intellectual shortcuts. I’ll keep making jokes about stinky tofu and how Chinese people look younger that they are, thanks. You know, stuff people (excluding jaded expats with broomsticks up their arses who think they’ve seen it all) can relate to and get a quick chuckle out of before moving on with their day.
I’m not saying people don’t have the right to be indifferent, or even dislike my stuff. But coming on here, every week without missing a beat, just to leave a dumbass comment is just noise over signal. I hardly promote my strips, and don’t monetize them. Anthony contacted me, and I said why not. It’s free, uninvasive content, treat it as such (if I have to spell it out, for bag-o-dicks and the other moronshits: ignore if you don’t like)
Have a wonderful day!
And to be clear, I never would have contacted the artist if I didn’t like the comics, plain and simple, and know others who enjoy them as well.
Without the negativity, we never would’ve gotten the upside-down cardboard box as desk, though. Worth it.
I saw a quote today: “Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.”
On which note I will say “jia you!” to the “author”. If you keep at it perhaps one day someone will indeed chuckle at one of these strips.
I enjoy Laowai comics immensely, think it’s funny as hell. I love the drawing and the brevity of each one. It’s perfect and I relate to many of them as I’ve had identical experiences. Thanks for the laughs! If I could draw like you, I’d do the same for the enjoyment.
By the way, I think you should take the comparison to Larson as a big complement. For someone to use him as a measuring point for your comics shows how good they are.
I like LCG I think they are often very funny for a Canadian.