Site contributor Ed Sizemore went to the Baltimore manga/anime convention Otakon this past weekend. He’ll be providing some writeups here shortly, but in the meantime, you can see what he thought about the manhwa panel “The Rise of Manhwa” (Korean comics) in a guest post at the Manhwa Bookshelf site. Here’s an excerpt:
The panelist then expressed his preference for Korean comics. He said he felt that manhwa did a better job at creating alternate, but realistic, worlds. He also stated the belief that Korean artists are less influenced by manga than by alternative artists in the US and Europe.
Unfortunately, the panel overall was disappointing, with the moderator making several key mistakes. Follow the link to find out what they were.
Update: Ed’s Otakon coverage starts here.