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French comics fest to showcase Korean webtoons

All News 11:38 January 26, 2016

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) -- South Korean web cartoons, which have inspired many hit soap operas and movies here, will be featured at the world's third-largest comics festival, the South Korean Culture Ministry said Tuesday.

Under the exhibit "Webtoon Playground," South Korean webtoons will be displayed on the streets of Angouleme, France, which is host of the Angouleme International Comics Festival, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said.

The exhibition is the fourth of its kind in the southwestern French city and coincides with the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between South Korea and France.

The purpose is to aid South Korean webtoons' entry into the European market, the ministry said.

South Korean web comic artists Uksoo and Lee Jong-beom have been invited to demonstrate web comics drawing, with artwork tying webtoon and media art in together also to be showcased.

The 43rd Angouleme International Comics Festival runs from Thursday to Sunday.

sojungpark@yna.co.kr
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