July 21, 2008
Before Jung II-woo was cast for “The Return of Iljimae” he had been cast for a drama called “Triple.” He spent a lot of time learning to skate but sadly this production fell through. Fortunately Jung II-woo was cast for The Return of Iljimae! Jung II-woo felt a lot of pressure taking on this lead role, he wasn’t sure if he would be good enough to portray the character. He worried a lot! Some of his anxiety is reflected in his writing at this time. You can read his words under the section “In his words.” July 30, 2008.
These photos are of a painting retrospective exhibit of the original creator and illustrator of Iljimae: Ko Woo-young (1938-2005). Hwang In-roi, the director, Yoon Jin-seo, the leading actress and Jung II-woo attended it. Photo Cr. On photos.
This is a news article about the exhibit:
Iljimae Exhibit at the Arko Art Center in Daehangno, Seoul.
This is a photo of the artist Ko Woo-young in his studio. Photo Cr. The Arko Art Center
This is part of the brochure of the exhibit…I believe! Cr. Jin Dallae & Park Woohyuk.
This is so far the best image I have found of his cartoon Iljimae. Photo Cr. On image
This was his desk, in another exhibit at the Korea Manhwa Museum. Photo Cr. Korea Manhwa Museum.