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Webtoons Are The Focus Of An Upcoming Exhibit At The Korean Cultural Service Of New York

BY Adrienne Stanley | Aug 19, 2015 05:03 PM EDT

The Korean Cultural Service of New York will feature the first U.S. exhibition highlighting the growing industry of Korean webtoons. On September 8, the exhibit titled Webtoon will present nuanced aspects of the art medium from portals like Naver to film adaptations such as "Secretly, Greatly." Referred to as a one source multi use medium, webtoons have served as the source material for Korean dramas, movies, video games, musicals and other entertainment products. 

Asia Society of New York and the Korean Cultural Society of New York will present the Webtoon Film Screening as part of the Korean Movie Night. 

The webtoon-based film, "Moss" will be the focus of a screening on September 9. "Moss" artist Yoon Tae Ho will be present for a question and answer session, in conjunction with the film event. "Moss" is a captivating psychological thriller that is directed by acclaimed filmmaker, Kang Woo Suk. The webtoon is also now available for English-language readers through Spottoon , a webtoon-focused section of The Huffington Post. 

"Moss" will be followed by a screening of "The Neighbors," on September 22. Based on the 2008 webtoon written by Kang Full, "The Neighbors" is a suspenseful, psychological movie. Teen star Kim Sae Ron leads the cast in the dual roles of Yeo Sun and Soo Yeon.

The film component of Webtoon will conclude with the 2013 hit, "Secretly, Greatly." Based on the popular Hun webtoon, "Secretly, Greatly" stars Kim Soo Hyun, Park Ki Woong and Lee Hyun Woo. 

The opening day exhibit will provide photo zone opportunities. Exhibit attendees will have the chance to take in a spotlight of the numerous genres of webtoons ranging from romantic comedy to fantasy. 

Details for the Webtoon exhibit, including showtimes for the Korean Movie Night screenings can be found on the website for the Korean Cultural Service of New York

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About the writer: Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor for KDramaStars. She is also a contributing writer for KpopStarz, MTV Iggy, Viki and CJ Entertainment's KCON blog. Her passions include a love of K-pop and Asian drama. When she is not writing, she is hanging out on Twitter (@retrogirladdy).

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