Uncomfortably HappilyGraphic Novel - 2017
"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
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.
From Library Staff
This quiet but irresistible graphic novel chronicles the move of a husband and wife from busy Seoul to a remote mountain. A beautifully illustrated, touching story of finding the exciting in the mundane together.