Title : Cartoon Series (1st Issue)  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1814 
KPC#
C-1377 
MICHEL#
1837 
StanGib#
2154 
Scott#
1810 
Date of Issue
05/04/1995 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
130 won 
Design
Dooly, the little dinosaur by Kim Soo-jeung 
Designer
Kim Soo-jeung 
Image Area
36mm*26mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(5*4) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Unlike other types of drawings, cartoons offer a witty, humorous, and often satrical view of the world by caricaturing their subjects or by presenting them in a different light.

The cartoon industry in Korea has grown so spectacularly since the 1980s that cartoons have come into wide use with regard to both education and publicity, and they are increasingly becoming a high value product in association with publication, movie production , and the toy industry. To be sure, cartoons are also an interesting medium by which we can make our culture better known in the world. As part of extensive government efforts to accelerate the development of the domestic cartoon industry, the Ministry of Culture and Sports is developing computer game software based on Korean history and culture, and it is inviting the public to create a cartoon character that will become the national symbol. The Ministry will also hold the "95 Seoul International Cartoon Festival", at the Korea Exhibition Center (KOEX)from August 10 to August 16,1995.

In 1983, Kim Soo-seung's creation "Dooly", the little dinosaur, opened a new era of commercialization of cartoon characters in advertisting, film and on television. Frozen in a block of ice, "Dooly" was preserved through the eons to live again in modern Korea. He typifies childhood in his thinking and behavior.

Kim Yong-hwan's political comic charhcter "Kochuboo", first appeared in the pages of a newspaper in 1942 with a view toward enlightening Korean expatriates in Japan. Since then, the cartoon character with bobulous nose has emerged as a national icon endeared to the Korean mind.

As cartoons are taking a firmly established place in the popular arts, the Ministry of Information and Communication has released two kinds of postage stamps, featuring famous cartoon characters, Kim Soo-jeung's "Dooly" the little dinosaur, and Kim Young-hwan's "Kochuboo", to meet the need of young philatelic population.