Storytelling City project pairs UK and Korean writers and webtoon artist/graphic novelist together in order to work closely together in the production of new creative works of writing and graphic novel/webtoon. The collaboration took place over a series of visits to both Korea and the UK and both the process and the final outcomes were showcased at this year’s Wow Book Festival and will be presented at the Bradford Literature Festival next year, and online in both countries.
* This project is funded primarily by Arts Council Korea and the British Council and organised by the Bradford Literature Festival in the UK and Wow Book Culture and Art Centre in Korea.
Connected City – Storytelling City
- Date: Exhibition: 20–24 September 2017 / Artist Talk: 22 September
- Venue: Hongdae The Gallery
- Hosted by: Arts Council Korea / Organised by: Wow Book Culture and Art Center
- Participating Artists: Zoe Gilbert(Short Story writer), Gareth Brookes(Graphic Novelist), Soyeon Jeong(SF writer), Hongjacga(Webtoonist)
The short stories, webtoon and graphic novel are available online as follows:
▶ Webtoon written and Illustrated by Hongjacga / translated version in English (To be posted soon)
▶ Novel written by Soyeon Jeong / translated version in English (To be posted soon)
▶ Graphic novel written and Illustrated by Gareth Brookes (To be posted soon) / translated version in Korean
Gareth Brookes is a graphic novelist, printmaker and textile artist. He studied at the RCA and has created two graphic novels; The Black Project (Myriad Editions, 2013) and A Thousand Coloured Castles (Myriad Editions, 2017). His work has also appeared in Kus, Tiny Pencil and ArtReview. Known for his unusual creative processes, the materials he uses have included embroidery, crayons, pressed flowers and fire.
Zoe Gilbert is an author whose work is often inspired by folk tales. Her first book, Folk, is published by Bloomsbury in February 2018 and she won the Costa Short Story Prize 2014. Her short stories have been published in journals and anthologies worldwide. She teaches and mentors creative writers in London and is completing a Creative Writing PhD at the University of Chichester.
Soyeon Jeong is a SF writer and translator. Her books include 'Yeonghui next door', 'Moving', 'One Million Light Years' Solitude'(Co-writer). Translated books include Nancy Cress's 'Beaker's Dozen', Kate Wilhelm's 'Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang'.
Hongjacga is a webtoon artist. He has worked as illustrator, animator, character designers for games. His works include 'Cat Funeral' 'Hwaja' 'Dorothy Band' 'Dr. Brain', 'Star-Wars'.