Cartoonist and book illustrator
Mordecai Richler writer-in-residence
Drawn and Quarterly, 2017
By Yeon-sik Hong
This is a beautifully drawn graphic novel about a young couple moving to rural Korea. It’s a portrait of the idealism and disappointment that often comes with such cloistered relationships.
Hong is an expert at capturing honest and candid intimate moments between lovers and family members. The book is earnest, painful and sweet in a way that's rare in literature — especially graphic novels.