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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.

Author/Artist: Yeon-Sik Hong
Translator: Hellen Jo
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Pages: 576pp
Size: 6 x 8.25
Notes: b/w, paperback
Release Date: June 14, 2017
ISBN: 978-1683960324