Thursday, 7 October 2010

Onion Breath

This is my entry for the 2010 Comica/Jonathan Cape/Observer Graphic Short Story Prize. It follows the misadventures of Jinho, a rather malodorous Korean teenager.

I lived in South Korea for the entirety of 2009, teaching English as a foreign language. When I heard about the competition, it just made sense to me to use Korea in my comic. Korea is a fascinating country with a lot of history, yet it is not so well known in England (where I hail from), where it is perhaps most famous for its people eating dogs! (Which they do, by the way, but I've seen very few restaurants selling it.)

Anyway enough of my talking, I do hope you enjoy it. (Oh, make sure to click on each page and view them at full size.)


  1. ♥ Amazing work! I know how much effort went into this! I'm so proud of you! :) I wish you the best of luck!

  2. Uncomfortable reading, in a good way. You can really see and hear and smell the onions being masticated in the poor chap's insect-like maw. The pink thing works too. Funny how we both had the same sort of idea about colouring.