Title : CARTOON SERIES(4th)  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1947 
KPC#
C-1475 
MICHEL#
1970A 
StanGib#
2280 
Scott#
1930 
Date of Issue
05/04/1998 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
Lee Hi-jae's "Aktong-I" 
Designer
Lee, Hi-jae 
Image Area
36mm*26mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5*4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
The Ministry of Information and Communication annually issues a series of stamps featuring comic strips: one which played a pioneering role in flrmly establishing comics as a form of entertainment in Korea, and the other which was especially popular among children. The fourth stamp collection of the Korean cartoon series issued this year features the Challenger, created by Park Ki-jong, and Aktong-i (which literally translates to "naughty boy"), rendered by Lee Hi-jae.

Lee Hi-jae's Aktong-i.
Do you remember Aktong-i, the pint-sized little rogue full of mischief with a couple of strands of hair on the back of his head? First created in 1983, Aktong-i is a consummate trouble-maker who has no rival in pulling practical jokes, true to his name. However, Aktong-i also possesses a heart of gold and is a defender of justice, standing up to bad kids who bully his weak friends. He weaves a funny story with his best friend "Sun-gi", the very pretty girl, the little bully "Wangnam-i" who always does bad things and ends up beiing grilled by Aktong-i, and the fat kid "Daeshik". Aktong-i appeared in a comic magazine for children and quickly became a famillar fare and good buddy to children all over the country.