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Bang! K-Toom

October 31-December 16, 2022

Korean Cultural Center New York (KCCNY) and the Korean Manhwa Contents Agency, branches of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea are pleased to present the Bang! K-webtoon exhibit introducing major Korean webtoons, to be held from October 31st to December 16th, 2022 at the Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Center New York (460 Park Ave, 6th Floor, New York, NY).

Korean webtoons are gaining huge following worldwide and are often the source materials for TV and film content as well, further fueling the “K-Drama syndrome.” Bang! K-webtoon being held in New York is all the more meaningful as the city is the mecca of pop culture, to present the globally beloved qualities of webtoons. This K-webtoon exhibition in New York, the mecca of world fashion, culture, and art, will provide an opportunity for New Yorkers to experience the charm and global appeal of webtoons as the source of so many of the contents we enjoy.

This exhibit features Navillera: Like a Butterfly (Story by HUN, illustrations by Jimin), a nominee for Best Web Comic at the 2022 Eisner Awards, considered the “Oscars” of the comics industry, True Beauty (by Yaongyi) which gained international fame for its glamorous illustrations and its TV drama adaptation, and The Red Sleeve (adaptation/storyboards by Dopamine/Pena, illustrations by CreativeSUMM), about the romance of King Jeongjo, the 22nd king of the Joseon Dynasty.