With his college entrance exams creeping up, Chae Jang-Su has been studying hard every day. But something was off about this day. Somehow, all the consonants have disappeared from Chae's textbooks. And then Chae is unable to read or speak a single consonant... So why hasn't anyone noticed what's going on? "@!#?@!." Chae runs wild through the city while screaming these "echoes" understood by no one. This controversial work depicts mankind and the distortions of modern society in a way that embodies the quote by the philosopher Pascal, "Men are so necessarily mad."
I am so thankful to have my work selected this time through. Winning this competition has given me a sense of pride in my work that I will forever cherish, inspiring me to continue to create increasingly excellent works. To my family, the entire staff at the Bucheon Manga Production Studio that created a comfortable working environment for me, all my friends who where always by my side, and to everyone who worked beside me at the Cha YunKu-Den, these pages of art owe a great debt of gratitude to you. And above all else I would like to express my thanks to Morning for recognizing my work. I am now brimming with an urge to someday show you all the many works I have made to this point. As I want to become a comic artist who is recognized for their great works, I look forward to all your continued support.
This story’s concept is intriguing. The way that the main character is portrayed won us over instantly. The manner in which he was being drawn into many bizarre moments is excellent. This entry is in the Korean "web manga style," and uses paneling that is different from Japanese manga. Still the story is strong enough to surpass that fact. The very idea of "losing consonants" and the resulting frustration due to an inability to be understood is drawn in a very natural way. Despite the main character not wanting to become alienated by society, he is misunderstood by others, and any struggles he makes only further hastens his own ruin. The empathetic depiction of this sense of tension makes it very easy to feel the author's talents.