Updated on: September 4, 2017
Situated conveniently beside Zhudong railway station in the eastern Hsinchu, Zhudong Animation and Comic Creative Park 竹东动漫园区 featuring well known and newer generation anime comic artists in the local Taiwan scene is the very first park of its kind to ever open in Taiwan to suss out the audience acceptability towards this novelty themed park.
Nationally acclaimed artists Ye Hong-Jia and Chen Ding-guo who created the comic series Zhu-Ge-Si-Lang and story of Lu Siniang respectively were both natives to Hsinchu.
With the establishment of Zhudong Animation and Comic Creative Park, Magistrate Chiu is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Japan and enhance the profile of local artists to world class standards and use this industry as the main tourism focal point.
The park is segregated into five different segments namely the master pavilion, creative store, mushroom house, multimedia pavilion and the performance hall.
While the park currently showcases Chiyou, King Cola, Stan Lee amongst other budding resident artists, it also has future plans to include Hsu Jose, renowned French illustrator Max Ducos and definitely MrOgay Love who created Naughty mushroom painting which exudes an aura of happiness as well as designed the lucky mushroom mascot for the park as resident artists.
Liu Cong-rong (Floating Cloud) and Chang Jing-yu (Show Off) had the honor of being the very first resident artists of the park who collaborated and skillfully used their talent to create the 3D painting wall mural series titled “Happy Paradise” which uses a variety of striking bright colors and exudes a sense of childlike innocence and the feeling of pure happiness.
A worthy mention would be the world first Pokemon station and robot themed coffee shops incorporated as part of the park.
The park also holds training courses regularly to hone the skills of aspiring artists and also showcases the works of international artists.
Be sure to visit for a happiness and fun filled day with your loved ones!