Uncomfortably Happily by Yeon-sik HongUncomfortably Happily by Yeon-sik Hong

Uncomfortably Happily

byYeon-sik HongTranslated byHellen Jo

Paperback | June 13, 2017

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When the gentler pace and stillness of the countryside replace the roar of the city, but your editor keeps callingWith gorgeously detailed yet minimal art, cartoonist Yeon-Sik Hong explores his move with his wife to a small house atop a rural mountain, replacing the high-rent hubbub of Seoul with the quiet murmur of the country. With their dog, cats, and chickens by their side, the simple life and isolation they so desperately craved proves to present new anxieties. Hong paints a beautiful portrait of the Korean countryside, changing seasons, and the universal relationships humans have with each other as well as nature, both of which are sometimes frustrating but always rewarding.

Uncomfortably Happily is translated by American cartoonist Hellen Jo from the acclaimed Manhwa Today award-winning Korean edition.
Yeon-Sik Hong was born in 1971. He began apprenticing in a manga studio in 1990, and wrote his first short stories (in comics form) in 1992, but commercial projects kept him from his personal work for another decade. In 2005, Hong and his partner tried to move to the countryside. Two years later, Hong began work on a graphic novel ins...
Title:Uncomfortably HappilyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 8.15 × 7.12 × 1.64 inPublished:June 13, 2017Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770462600

ISBN - 13:9781770462601

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[ Uncomfortably Happily is] equally surprising and exciting as it is unpretentious? .this book [documents] the path to wisdom.?Du9

"It's a gripping graphic novel, whose subject matter is much vaster than might be suggested? We learn a lot about South Korea? and a way of life that is both more technologically driven and more traditional [than our own]. A beautiful discovery." ? Le Nouvel Observateur