FIRST OF ITS KIND: ‘Son of Formosa’ tells the story of political prisoner Tsai Kun-lin, who was imprisoned on Green Island from 1950 to 1960, the publisher said
Date: Mar 05, 2020
By: Wu Po-hsuan and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Slowork Publishing (慢工文化公司), a company that specializes in documentary comics, hasproduced the first comic to document the life of a political victim during the White Terror era.
The comic, titled Son of Formosa (來自清水的孩子), tells the story of political prisoner Tsai Kun-lin (蔡焜霖) and was made in collaboration with historical researchers, the company said.
Tsai, 90, spent 1950 to 1960 in Green Island prison following a crackdown on members of the Taipei Workers Committee (台北市工作委員會), a group of Chinese Communist Party sympathizers planted within various government agencies.
Tsai, who worked at the now-defunct Directorate General of Telecommunications, was among the first group of political prisoners to be incarcerated at the prison. [FULL STORY]