There is no revolution without propaganda, all kind of propaganda, which includes a lot of printed material, like posters and pamphlets. Propaganda, to be efficent, has be emphatic with it’s message, using strong colours, or powerful messages or, and, be visually attractive. It has to convince the people, persuade them to believe in their reality and do what they want.
The Chinese Pamphlets has several of examples a cartoon books, pamphlets, postcards and magazines used during the early years of the People’s Republic of China between 1947 and 1954:
on topics such as foreign threats to Chinese security, Chinese relations with the Soviet Union, industrial and agricultural production, and marriage reform, were produced by both Kuomintang (Nationalist) and Gongchantang (Communist) supporters.
Known as the “street literature” of the revolution, those materials were published in Hong Kong and in Mainland China and distributed to the population of the provincial cities and villages. Some of the books available on the site remind me comic strip books, maybe graphic novels. Don’t forget to take a look inside them. (via IWR Art)