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About KOMACON

History

1998

  • 12. 04
  • The Bucheon Cartoon Information center established
  • 12. 18
  • 1st Bucheon International Comics Festival (www.bicof.com / 16th, as of 2013)

2000

  • 02. 04
  • Manhwa Information center at Dodang-dong opened
    (Currently integrated into Korea Manhwa museum)
    1st Bucheon Student Comic & Cartoon Festa started (13th, as of 2013)

2001

  • 03.02
  • Started "Manhwa Gyujjanggak Museum service"
    (Korea Manhwa Information Archives)www.kcomics.net
  • 10. 12
  • Manhwa museum opened at Chunui-dong
    (currently integrated into Korea Manhwa museum)

2003

  • 03. 26
  • Bucheon Manhwa support center established (now Manhwa creation studio)

2005

  • 12. 30
  • Received "Contribution to cultural industry development"
    award by minster of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

2006

  • 02. 14
  • ICC secretariat established (www.intercomicon.org / 13th, as of 2012)

2008

  • 10. 18
  • Received "Korea Art and Culture president's award"

2009

  • 09. 23
  • Korea Manhwa Contents agency opened(www.komacon.kr)
  • 11. 03
  • Korea Manhwa museum re-opened(http://comicsmuseum.org)

2010

  • 12. 30
  • Appointed to animation specialty multiplex

2011

  • 02. 20
  • "Manhwa supporters" started (7,130 supporters as of 2012)
  • 06. 28
  • Korea Manhwa Contents Agency(KOMACON) appointed to official cultural industry promotion agency
  • 07. 20
  • Pre-International Children Comic Artist Awards enforced

2012

  • 07. 19
  • Manhwa supporters representative appointed
  • 08. 15
  • 1st International Children Comic Artist Awards started

2013

  • 12.05
  • Received 'Smart Work Best Practice Award' Ministry of Science, Ict&future planning
  • 10.08
  • Received "Friendship and Cooperation Algeria International Cartoon Festival Award"
  • 07.13
  • Korea Manhwa Contents Agency launched the third Council (Chairman: Lee, Hee-jae)
  • 04.11
  • One-Person enterprises Business center open (Bucheon Manhwa Creation Studio)
  • 02.07
  • Kim,jong-rae作<mom found sammanri> manuscript, Kim yong-hwan作 <rabbit and monkey> Monographs, Cultural Heritage Administration Properties Cultural Heritage Listed
  • 01.31
  • Korea cartoon special exhibition held in Angouleme (~ 02.05)
  • 01.24
  • Busmanhwa gallery Completed event and Bucheonyeok cartoon stairs composition
  • 01.04
  • Inauguration of the 3rd, Oh,jae-rok President (2nd-election remainder of the term)