Webtoon fever catches on overseas 2011/11/09, Source,
Growing up as a kid whose biggest pleasure was heading to a bookstore to get the latest comic book, Kim Hye-jin, who goes by Zhena on the Web, dedicated most of her time to drawing in hopes of one day creating one herself. But it didn't take long for her to realize that earning a living by drawing was almost impossible.
Illegal downloads were already rampant and threatening to eat the comic book industry alive. Whenever a new comic came out, it was uploaded in its entirety to the Web and shared by thousands of comic book fans. Comic book publishers were shutting down one after another. Meanwhile, those who did manage to land positions at the few remaining comic book publishers found that life still wasn't easy,...More
Bucheon comic fair enters digital era 2011/08/16, Source, By Chung Ah-young
The 14th Bucheon International Comics Festival (BICOF) starts Wednesday under the concept, "Smartoon", a combination of the words of "smart" and "cartoon", at the Korea Manhwa Museum and Bucheon Media and Culture Complex through Aug. 21.
This year's festival highlights the potential and wide range of comics in the digital era and introduces foreign works of digital comics. The event explores the past, present and future of Korean digital comics.
The exhibition consists of five themes ― Pioneers of Digital Comics; Hyung Min-woo and Priest; the Digital Restoration of the Ninth Myth; Present Conditions of Korean Digital Comics; and Digital Comics Technique,...More
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