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Uncomfortably happily

Author: Yeon-sik Hong; Hellen Jo
Publisher: [Montréal, Québec] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First English editionView all editions and formats
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"Inspired by Yeon-sik Hong's attempt to move to the country with his partner, Uncomfortably, Happily is the story of a young couple finding their way. Burdened by unmet comics deadlines and high rent, our narrator and his wife know they must make a change. Convinced the absence of traffic noise will ease his writer's block, our pair welcomes the idea of building a life from scratch. Deciding on a home atop an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographical comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels
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Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Named Person: Yeon-sik Hong
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yeon-sik Hong; Hellen Jo
ISBN: 9781770462601 1770462600
OCLC Number: 946693816
Language Note: Translated from the Korean.
Notes: Translation of: Bul-pyeon-ha-go haeng-bo-ka-ge.
"First English edition: May 2017"--Title page verso.
Description: 572 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Yeon-sik Hong ; translated by Hellen Jo.

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"Uncomfortably Happily is a candid, engrossing tale of two comic artists looking for comfort in solitude and minimalist living, even as the twin shadows of poverty and stress loom." --The Read more...

 
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