|(Artist - Chinese Ghost Stories; Demi Gods and Semi Devils; MouWang)|
|Daxiong real name Jingxiong Guo (born December 25, 1975) is a comic book artist, creator, editor and publisher. Daxiong is currently one of the most successful artists in Chinese and European comics. He has received a great deal of recognition for his work in the industry, including first place at the Shanghai Animation & Comic Competition, and top honors at the 33rd annual Angouleme International Comics Festival.|
Daxiong was born in Jilin Province in China. He enjoyed illustrating as far back as he can remember. After graduating with a degree in Commercial Design from the Jilin Art Institute in China, he assumed a teaching position with his alma mater as instructor of comic and cartoon illustrations. In 1999 he created Qicartoon Studios (www.qicartoon.com) in Jilin province where he served as the chief illustrator. In 2000 he was the winner of the Shanghai Animation & Comic Competition with his work “Chinese Ghost Stories” which received publication soon after the competition. In 2002 Qicartoon Studios earned third place in the Shanghai Animation Competition for its work “Zhuzi Baijia”. In Europe, he received top honors at the 33rd annual Angouleme International Comics Festival for his work in “Demi Gods and Semi Devils” written by Chinese novelist Jin Yong, who is the best-selling Chinese author alive.
Since 1999, through his studio, Daxiong have published more than 100 titles which are being distributed in China, Japan, and Taiwan. Recently, he started illustrating the MouWang series, which is being published and distributed in France by Soleil Publications. In 2008 Daxiong was arrested and sent to a prison in China because his art offended the Chinese Communist Party. After two months of imprisonment, Daxiong was rescued by friends in the U.S. and has now settled in New York City with his wife Bin Bin Chen.
After winning top honors at the 33rd annual Angouleme International Comics Festival for his work in “Demi Gods and Semi Devils.” Da Xiong was offered a contract to work with Soleil Publication on the Book "Muowang"
Since coming to the states, Daxiong has been busy, he started by illustrating the alternative cover for Sir Apropos of Nothing #4, penciled, inked and colored TOP 10 SPECIAL #1, penciled, inked and colored JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA 80-PAGE GIANT, 10 Page Superman and Doctor Light in Samurai, Star Wars Adventures: Luke Skywalker and the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes, DC's Tales From the Fringe #2, Star Wars Adventures: Boba Fett and the Ship of Fear (2011 Release)