'Misaeng' creator makes art from company malaise 2013/02/19, Source,
Cartoonist Yoon Tae-ho. By Cheo Jeong-dong
If you work for a company in Korea these days and have never heard of Jang Geu-rae from Yoon Tae-ho's online comic "Misaeng", you're way behind the trend. The Web toon protagonist has spent his whole life focused on baduk, the Korean word for the game Go, and never went to college. After getting a job at a trading company, he struggles to be recognized among his highly educated colleagues,...More
A masterpiece of chaotic modern history. Taking place from the late 70ůs through the early 90ůs. Two long years of preparation maximizes the dramaůs qualities. The characters are Hae-rin, the daughter of a casino king, Woo-suk, a head strong young man living his life according to his beliefs, and Tae-soo who lives a short life as a member of a gang mixed up with political power. The sensitive topic of student demonstrations in the 80ůs, the pro-democracy movement at Kwang-ju, and President Parkůs governing are dealt with.
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