Welcome to another Manhwa Monday! Today, I’m very pleased to introduce a new contributor to Manhwa Bookshelf, Hana Lee. Hana will be providing reviews of untranslated Korean manhwa as well as manhwa news from Korea. She’s begun today with An introduction to Korean webcomics, where she discusses Korean webcomics as a whole–their scope and origins–and provides short reviews for two popular comics as well. It’s a wonderful post that you all must take a look at.
Speaking of origins, here’s a short bio for Hana that will soon appear on our “About” page:
Hana Lee is a biology graduate student living in California. By day, she experiments with yeast; by night, she spends her time knitting and eating good food. She is also a longtime fan of anime and manga, as well as an avid reader of books. Hana is proud to call herself Korean-American and maintains her fluency in Korean by watching K-dramas, reading manhwa and browsing the Korean-language blogosphere. Her favorite comics include Hikaru no Go, Nabi and Ravages of Time.
I’m thrilled to have Hana on board and I look forward to sharing her contributions with all of you!
In other news, Brigid Alverson has the latest on Tokyopop’s Priest film at Robot6.
JoongAng Daily looks at a recent exhibition of the comics of Kim Sung-hwan, one of Korea’s most prominent political cartoonists.
This week in reviews, Julie at Manga Maniac Cafe checks out two Yen Press titles, volume three of Sarasah and volume four of 13th Boy. And at Heart of Manga, Laura names Pig Bride “Manhwa of the Month.”
That’s all for this week!
Is there something I’ve missed? Leave your manhwa-related links in comments!