Vampire's Bride, by Kim San-ho
Vampire's Bride (1974)

While most Korean comics of the 1960s were based on sad themes, Kim San-ho stood out for his science-fiction and adventure comics. With his rich imagination in the science-fiction genre, he created a fascinating universe in his 'Rhye Pye' series. After having studied Western painting, Kim San-ho started his career in comics with 'The brilliant Twilight Star' in 1958. After the creation of 'Rhye Pye', he drew comics in several genres, such as western, adventure, police, and war stories.

Wrong Country, by Sanho Kim

In the 1960s, he moved to the United States, where he began a publishing house. He was a popular artist for Charlton Comics from the mid-1960s. Among his credits are 'Hercules', 'Wrong Country', 'Dr Graves', 'Billy the Kid' and 'Cheyenne Kid'. He also drew horror comics for ACG Comics. He was the first manga artist to be published in the USA. He returned to Korea in 1996, where he continued his comics career with 'Daejusinjeguksa', 'The Duman River' and 'The Story of the Big Bouddha', comics in which he combined western painting with comics art.

Rhye Pye, by Kim San-ho

Last updated: 2012-08-08

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