Book Talk | Hall: Story of a Survivor of the Sewol Ferry Disaster (Changbi, 2021), by Kim Hong-Mo
November 26, 2021
Kim Hong-mo is a cartoon artist living in Jeju Island, South Korea. He will talk about his new cartoon book, The Hall (Changbi, 2021), drawn based on the story of Kim Dong-su who is known as a hero who rescued passengers during the Sewol Ferry Disaster but suffered severe trauma. He published numerous cartoon books dealing with various social and political issues including Yongsan Where I lived (2010), People Who Cannot Leave (2012), Red Pills: About What We Believe We Know (2015), The Island of Gods (2017), a webtoon about the mythology of Jeju, Small Room (2018) from his experience in prison, Bitchang (2020) about the Jeju 4.3 Uprising, and most recently Hall: Story of a Survivor of the Sewol Ferry Disaster (2021).
This event is organized by Hong KAL (the Department of Visual Art and Art History at York), translated by Minjeong Kim, and presented by the Sewol Toronto and the Korean office for Research and Education (KORE) at York University, which is funded by the Academy of Korean Studies.