Laowai Comics: An AZN In China By Laowai Comics May 22, 2014 6:00 am Comments: 12 Laowai Comics is a periodic webcomic. Beijing Cream is proud to debut its Thursday comic every week. Full archives here. Click to enlarge Tweet 12 Responses to “Laowai Comics: An AZN In China” Jonathan Alpart May 22nd, 2014 10:41am This is the best LWC yet! The insight into this dudebro has reached Dostoyevsky levels. Reply Chris Weilacker May 22nd, 2014 11:09am I totally understand..luckily I married a translator…can continue to be lazy. http://vivitranslation.com Reply bag o dicks May 22nd, 2014 1:27pm Anthony’s not THAT bad. Reply Claus Rasmussen May 23rd, 2014 6:24am Can someone explain the joke to me ? Reply LCG May 23rd, 2014 6:54am Yeah… someone please explain the joke to Mr. Simpleton here. Reply Claus Rasmussen May 23rd, 2014 8:12am Actually, I am asking nicely and because I simply don’t get it. Why reply with an insult ? Reply bag o dicks May 23rd, 2014 8:45am They’re laughing because they asked him a question in Chinese and he replied in English? I dunno. This comic has a “synesthetic” approach to punchlines. Reply Jonathan Alpart May 23rd, 2014 10:22am Personally, I didn’t find the punch line all that funny. What I enjoyed was the scathing portrayal of the “modern male.” He Ping May 23rd, 2014 10:46am I think that your neurological disorder theory could be valid, but, hey, I’m no brain surgeon. ….Or it could be that LCG has been finding it hard to pick up Chinese girls despite his Dashan levels of Chinese language competence? This comic providing him with a visceral opportunity to publicly right past wrongs. bag o dicks May 23rd, 2014 11:31am Re: Mr Alpart’s comment. Scathing yes. The scathe and mordancy are particularly notable in the Laowai Comics oeuvre. By eschewing punchlines or demonstrable humour, the artist subverts our notions of a second culture means of consciousness. We’re left disorientated and with more questions than we started with – there’s hardly a need to point out the parallels to the exigencies of the China expat superego. Though Dostoyevsky concerned himself with the psychological perils of an unnatural state of social living, I think with “An AZN In China” the artist had in mind the works of Kafka. Reply Jonathan Alpart May 24th, 2014 1:59pm Check out the big brain on Brett… Reply F. May 23rd, 2014 10:29pm Lol those are the girls from that Ritz commercial… Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) Website XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> × 3 = twenty four Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.