I have a new review over at Manga Recon this morning featuring Byun Byung-Jun’s Mijeong, a collection of short manhwa with a decidedly melancholy tone. This is the artist’s second published anthology and though the work still feels immature, it is clearly something special. For my full thoughts on the subject, read my review, but I’ll share here the last sentence which really sums up my feelings about this work. “Simultaneously dark and hopeful, Mijeong’s inconsistency and fretful tone may betray the early weaknesses of its creator, but its insight and uncommon beauty promise much greater things to come.”
I dearly hope that releases like this one will help push forward the publication of more and varied manhwa in English. Despite the medium’s 100 year history we still see so little of it here and I, for one, want much, much more!