Media

The artist’s book appears in the daily newspaper’s book reviews column every time a new one is published. In addition there are newpaper feature articles, and Interviews with the artist.

Interviews with the author about her work; motive behind books, work subjects, interests, questions on picture books, view on children, traditional art techniqes and materials, thoughts on society.

2010 - 2012

2012

Hankyoreh Sinmun - Picture books of Peace, a joint Korea China Japan Project

2012 Hankyoreh Sinmun - Picture books of Peace, a joint Korea China Japan Project

 ‘Authors from three countries spreading peace for the past 7 years…. “ Till the day war ends”

Hanguk Ilbo - 100도C Interview

2012 Hanguk Ilbo - 100도C Interview with renown Korean Picture book author Kwon, Yoo Duck

-The Korean publishing market focuses only on foreign picture books merited with awards, but our picture books are greatly received abroad.

Hankyoreh Sinmun -<My Cat Only Copies Me >

2012 Hankyoreh Sinmun -<My Cat Only Copies Me > recommendation

 ‘Seo Chun Suk’s picture books that I love - Accept myself as I am in the mirror’

Bookbird

 - <Flower Granny>

Hearing the Voices of "Comfort Women"

2011

Pound

Picture books to share - <Flower Granny>

2011 Pound

Picture books to share – Putting the world inside picture books

2011 Gcolon

Detailed expression and placement with disregard to perspective is what makes us recall a folktale

Looking at <Manhee’s House> <Tools at Work> <Mommy, I like these clothes> there is an aspect of record taking.

Gcolon

 

Library Tales-

 From ‘comfort women’ to ‘Flower Granny’

2011 Library Tales

 From ‘comfort women’ to ‘Flower Granny’- talking about society through picture books

-In 2006 spring, four picture book authors from Japan proposed a joint Korea China Japan peace picture book project. We were worried about the recent political right wing atmosphere in Japan society and wanted to self reflect on Japan’s past. And we believed picture books were a medium, which could move children’s hearts. We asked what could picture book authors do for the future? I and a few other collegues identified with their concerns and decided to accept their proposal. The time it took till the book came out, at shortest it was 4 years and the longest 30 years.

Library and Libro

2011 Library and Libro

Letter bugs born after practicing being a bug -<Manhee’s Letter bugs> published

2010

Kyunghang Shinmun - <Flower Granny>

2010 Kyunghang Shinmun - Picture books of peace planned

‘Teaching peace to our young buds with picture books’

- Joint Korea China Japan artist project has first work ‘ <Flower Granny>’ published next month

Hankyoreh Sinmun -<Flower Granny> published

2010 Hankyoreh Sinmun - <Flower Granny> published

‘Pain embraced and peace blossomed ‘ <Flower Granny>

-‘True story of Granny Sim Dal Yeon, the comfort woman victim’

Japanese author, teared up while giving a gift’

 

 

Interviews with the author about her work; motive behind books, work subjects, interests, questions on picture books, view on children, traditional art techniqes and materials, thoughts on society.

 

 

 “ Usually my work period takes from a year up to 3 years. It takes more time to plan than draw and complete the technical parts. I need to make the books by writing in the children’s language and drawing their pictures. The attraction of picture books lies between each page. When people read a book and turn the page, an abundant imaginative world must form each in their own heads. I put in a lot of effort to stimulate their imagination” Urimunhwa (Mar. 2010)

Weekly Kyung Hyang

"War's true Images of sadness and scars" - The unimaginable brutality <Flower Granny>

School Library Journal

2010 School Library Journal

The pain of this age embraced with beautiful colors, Kwon Yoon Duk

UriMunhwa (Our Culture)

2010 UriMunhwa (Our Culture)

Cat and Mother, Manhee’s playful house- Interview with author Kwon Yoon Duk

Library and Libro

2010 Library and Libro

Pictures express ‘myself’ and are a way to find ‘myself’

Changbi Kids - 

Critic Review

2010 Changbi Kids

 Critic Review –How picture books relay history -<Flower Granny>

Goraebook

2010 Goraebook

Kwon Yoon Duck, an author who can express the Korean spirit beautifully

Children and LiteratureReview

2010 Children and Literature

Review- Peace Picture book “Flower Granny”


 

 

2010 Children and Literature

Summer Debate Competition – What do authors live for – My picturebook and I

 

 

 

 

 

Children and LiteratureReview