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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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