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Manhwa - The Colours of Korean Comics


The free exhibition entitled Manhwa Korean Story & Painting: 2012 The Colours of Korean Comics unveils a variety of interesting and unique paintings from famous Korean comics, cartoons and webtoons. The Korean Culture Centre (KCC) in London will be hosing an exhibition to showcase selected works of Korean comic artists providing an insight into Korea’s diverse history and culture. Among the works will be examples by recognised artists such as Min-Woo Hyung, creator of the international best-seller Priest, adapted into a Hollywood movie; respected pioneer Doo-Ho Lee; and other modern Manhwa masters including Jung-Hyun Suk (The Ghost, 2006), Jeong-Taek Chae (Mr Kimchi, 2012, awarded Korean Wave Animation Fund) and popular webtoonist Jude Friday.

The exhibition is a world tour of 47 original paintings by 19 celebrated Korean comic book artists. Below are examples painted by Doo-Ho Lee, Jude Friday and Jung-Hyun Suk. For more information and images, visit the dedicated Manhwa101 website and this Facebook page.

Opening Hours: 10am - 5pm on weekdays, 11am - 5pm on Saturdays, Closed on Sundays. The venue is just off Trafalgar Square.

Tickets: Admission Free
Where: Korean Cultural Centre, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW
When: November 1 to November 21, 2012

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"...some of the UK's sharpest cartoonists gathered at the ICA in London for a unique test of creativity and endurance: a 24-hour comic marathon, during which each artist was challenged to create a spontaneous 24-page story."
The New Statesman

"...the viewer's efforts were amply rewarded by the superb quality of nearly every comic in the exhibit."
Alison Frank

"Comica Comiket at the ICA was buzzing with invention and ideas."
The Guardian

"Comica normally comes up with some great talks and panels, but this was particularly memorable..."
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"The talk - to a full house - was pleasant, convivial and amusing."
Tim Pilcher

"...this was awesome."
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"It is turning into one of the best comic-related events of the year in London."
Joel Meadows

"A Comica event - but at the V&A?!"
Jinty

"I was about to fall off my chair from overstimulation."
Sarah McIntyre

"Comiket... was packed to bursting with enthusiastic, earnest artists hustling their work."
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