The death of Kim Jong-il raises all kinds of questions about North Korea’s famously secretive society. So where can we look to gain insights into North Korea? A good place to start may be its hugely popular comic books.
Heinz Insu Fenkl is an associate professor of English at SUNY, and one of the world’s authorities on North Korean comics. In this NEW and UNCUT interview, Fenkl talks with Steve Paulson about what comic books tell us about North Korean society.