Sunday, July 04, 2004

An outsider's view: The Associated Press looks at Ordinary Mr. Oh's 548-Day Travelogue in North Korea, a two-volume comic by Oh Young-jin about the time he spent working in North Korea:

"Oh's comic strips show the absurdity and poverty of North Korea. Newspapers report no crime. Hunger-stricken villagers awake to loudspeakers urging 'a full march toward building a strong nation.'"