Uncomfortably Happily

$29.95

by Yeon-sik Hong

With 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.

Drawn & Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770462601

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SKU: 9781770462601 Categories: , Product ID: 42808

Description

When the gentler pace and stillness of the countryside replace the roar of the city, but your editor keeps calling.

With 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.

Uncomfortably Happily by Yeon-sik Hong tells the story of its author’s decision to leave 21st-century Seoul and move with his wife to a small house on top of a mountain… Charming and perhaps unexpectedly complex.” Guardian, Best Graphic Novels of 2017

576 page black and white paperback
Drawn & Quarterly, 2017

Diamond Code: MAR171737

Additional information

Weight 39 oz
Dimensions 8.25 x 6.125 x 1.75 in