Title: Cartoon Series (10th Issue) 
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Stamp Serial#
2375 
KPC#
C-1841 
StanGib#
2754 
Scott#
2146 
Date of Issue
05/04/2004 
Quantity
1,600,000  
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Lee Jeong-moon's Wicked Boy "Sim-sul-tong" 
Original
Painting
Lee, Jeong-moon 
Designer
Park, Eun-kyung 
Image Area
26mm x 36mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, 6 colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Thus far in the "Cartoon Series," postage stamps have illustrated numerous cartoons that pioneered the field in Korea, contributing to their popularization. The "Cartoon Series" has also featured the popular children's cartoons that brought so much laughter and memories to all who read them. The issuance of the 10th packet in the series, however, will be the last. The newest postage stamps exhibit Lee Jeong-moon's Wicked Boy Simsultong and Kim Jin's Nation of Winds. 'Find the Hidden Picture' have been inserted to bring even more enjoyment.

Lee Jeong-moon's Wicked Boy "Simsultong":
Throughout his career, Lee Jeong-moon has created only screwy and perverse characters. His obsession with wicked personalities began in 1959 with the publication of the Wicked Old Man, and continued with numerous mean-spirited types such as the Wicked Official, Mr. Wicked, Miss Wicked, the Wicked Boy "Simttori," the Wicked Girl "Simssugi," etc. The more one encounters the underlying perversity in the Korean people, says the artist, the more charming and fascinating it becomes. In the Wicked Boy "Simsultong," Lee creates a mischievous little boy to ridicule and condemn selfish members of society. In 1985, the comic strip debuted in the first edition of Sports Seoul and has been published in the sports news daily ever since. A compilation of the cartoons was also published in book form.