Seoul's secret travel destination: the cartoon-strewn streets 2014/02/08, Source,
Manhwa, the Korean word for cartoons, comic strips, comic books and graphic novels, provide their fans with many a delight. When it comes to comic books, fans have to wait eagerly for the next issue to hit the presses. When transformed into new versions, such as dramas and films, manhwa fans are provided with a new experience that brings their favorite characters to life in a different format. In recent years, online distribution and comic book apps-turning traditional comic strips into so-called "webtoons"-have widened the fan base even further, helping to overcome the constraints of time and space. Comic book characters, traditionally bound by the comic book page, animated film or computer screen, are now beginning to make their mark in daily life, too. Seoul recently introduced its citizens to a new cartoon street, Zaemiro, in downtown Seoul. Visitors can see their favorite characters smile, laugh and fight on every corner of the street,...More
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