Title : Cartoon Series (6th Issue)  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
2068 
KPC#
C-1581 
MICHEL#
2096 
StanGib#
2403 
Scott#
2024 
Date of Issue
05/04/2000 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
Bae Gum-taek's 'Youngsim-i' 
Designer
Park, Eun-kyung 
Image Area
26mm*36mm 
Perforation
°¢ 13 
Sheet Composition
4*5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Corporation 
Description
Cartoons evoke fond memories, serving up a refreshing and welcome reminder of tonic fun into our otherwise dull everyday life with their daily doses of little laughs. This sixth collection of the Korean Cartoon series features Goindol, drawn by Park Soo­dong, and Youngsim-i, created by Bae Gum-taek.

Park Soo-dong’s Golndol.
In this hilariously humorous, witty, and entertaining comic strip set in the Stone Age, Goindol, the short and stocky protagonist with a flat, round face and hair parted down the middle, weaves a masterful tale about sex (a then-taboo subject although its treatment is tame by current standards), along with four other libido-driven men, three women, and an elderly man who serves as the village patriarch. In the process, readers get poignant insight into life’s essential elements, running the gamut of universal human feelings through the perspective of an imaginary Stone Age. Considered to be a representative Korean adult cartoon strip, Goindol has enjoyed a long-standing popularity among Koreans since it debuted in 1974 in Sunday Seoul, a popular men’ s magazine.

Bae Gum-taek’ s Youngsim-l.
This cartoon follows the life of Youngsim-i, a 13 year old girl with a round face, big, dreamy eyes, and a long ponytail, which revolves around "Kyungtae", a shy and awkward boy whose pure heart is smitten with this impressionable adolescent girl, with her family and friends as supporting foils. This candid and funny rendition of the daily twists and turns of seemingly ordinary events touched such a responsive chord in its broad readership when it was serialized in l.Q. Jump, a comic magazine for children, from 1989 to 1993, that it was subsequently made into a hugely popular TV animation series.