Photo of USTDC courtesy of Les Duffin

Monday, February 6, 2012

Paul Kuo Christmas Book

Paul Kuo was a Taiwan artist who frequently drew cartoons under the heading "Formosan Vignette" for the China Post Newspaper.

Sharon Hyde sent me these images from a Paul Kuo Christmas book that was published in 1961.  Her parents purchased the book in Taipei sometime during the 1960s.

The first image is the foreword written by Joe Brooks of Armed Forces Radio Taiwan.  The next image is the cartoon that Joe referred to and the third image is an advertisement in the book for the China Post, which was the only English newspaper available at that time in Taiwan.


titojohn said...

I remember seeing these printed in the CHINA POST in the 60's. Seeing this brings back fond memories of my time in Taiwan. I think Paul Kuo emigrated to the U.S. in the early 70's.

John Quinn

Don said...

You can sometimes find copies of his books on eBay also -- some of them pretty pricey.

Anonymous said...

Paul Kuo used to live in Phoenix Arizona. He has moved back to Taiwan. Last time I talked to him was in 2006.