The 22nd Bucheon International Comics Festival(BICOF) runs from August 14. to August 18 in 2019. Join us for creative, joyful, interactive experience with the Korea’s largest cartoon festival, filled with enjoyable programs and various events!
With the news of the 22nd BICOF to be held in this coming August, we would like to draw your attention to the Korea Manhwa(Comics) Contents Agency!
Bucheon has invested heavily in the Manhwa(Comics) industry, part of its strategic policies to make culture and creativity a driving force for sustainable development. The Korea Manhwa Contents Agency is sited in Bucheon. It aims to support comics culture as well as to develop comics industry, serving as a hub of the Korean comics contents industry. Also, more than 70 percentage of comics artists create their works in Bucheon now!
Comics and graphic novels are part of literature. Graphic storytelling is very powerful ; visual images related to texts help readers to engage with stories more effectively. These days, comics are at the heart of storytelling in Korea. Due to the rapid development of web and mobile-based technology platforms, the digital comics are very popular in Korea. Comics with original stories and characters have been adapted into films and TV dramas. Webtoons, a type of digital comics, have the potential to attract overseas comic book readers and fans as well as to bring collaborative opportunities between Korean and foreign artists.
More information about the Korean Manhwa Contents Agency is available here.