Title: Cartoon Series (10th Issue) 
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Stamp Serial#
2376 
KPC#
C-1842 
StanGib#
2755 
Scott#
2147 
Date of Issue
05/04/2004 
Quantity
1,600,000  
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Kim Jin's "Nation of Winds" 
Original
Painting
Kim, Jin 
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, and
O.V.I. 
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.

Kim Jin's "Nation of Winds":
Long ago there was an ancient dynasty called "Goguryeo (37 BC-AD 668)" whose territory stretched from south of the Han River to north of the Manchurian region. Combining the worlds of myth and human experience, the Nation of Winds tells the story of this ancient kingdom, focusing on King Daemu (AD 18-44), the third king of the country; King Yuri (19 BC-AD 18), Daemusin's father; Crown Prince Haemyeong; Princess Seryu; Prince Hodong, son of Daemusin; and Sabi, Princess of the Nangnang Dynasty. Through these characters, the cartoon narrates the feud between father and son, the love and hatred among people, wars against the neighboring dynasties of Buyeo and Nangnang, and the efforts to found an ideal state. Nation of Winds was first published in the biweekly "boy-meets-girl" comic book, Danggi (Pigtail Ribbon), and since then, 21 single-issue comic books and a novel on the cartoon have been published. In recognition of the creativity of Kim Jin, who invented a unique comic genre by weaving together the world of myths and the ancient history of Korea, the Ministry of Culture & Sports awarded her the Best Korean Cartoon Award in 1998.