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Terrible beauty

Refugees flee Seoul in one of Kim Sung-hwan's watercolor sketches

Refugees flee Seoul in one of Kim Sung-hwan's watercolor sketches

The JoongAng Daily News has a brief story about South Korean political cartoonist Kim Sung-hwan, who sketched vignettes from the Korean war from life as a teenager. Sung-hwan, who is now in his 70s, went on to become a prominent political cartoonist under the pen name “Gobau.” This website, by Andrew Salmon, the author of a book on the war, has more of his war sketches, whose beauty belies the horrors they depict.

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