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Oh Seong-dae (Hangul: 오성대, Hanja: 吳城垈; born November 18, 1982) is a South Korean webtoon artist. His notable works are horror-thriller anthology webtoon series, Tales of the Unusual, The Cliff, My Wife's Memories and Beauty Water.

Oh Seong-dae
Born(1982-11-18)November 18, 1982
Nationality South Korea
Area(s)webtoon artist
Pseudonym(s)Seongdae Oh
Notable works
Tales of the Unusual, The Cliff, My Wife's Memories, Beauty Water
Oh Seong-dae
Hangul
오성대
Hanja
吳城垈
Revised RomanizationO Seong Dae
McCune–ReischauerO Sŏng Dae
Oh Seong Dae
Oh Seong-dae

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CareerEdit

Oh Seong-dae was born on November 18, 1982 in Seoul, South Korea. He developed a love of drawing when he was in elementary school. He graduated from Seoul National University of Science and Technology. He also studied subjects about art and design. He started working as a designer, but he quit shortly afterwards.

He came across the comic competition held by Naver, which gave him the chance to debut.[1] From October 2009 to November 2010, Author J was serialized in Naver Webtoon in which an eponymous deceased writer whose consciousness and memories is encased into a form of an AI within the computer. From April 2011 to August 2012, Bonbon au Chocolat was serialized in Naver Webtoon is about a love story between the two middle school students and from July to August 2011, The Cliff was serialized in Naver Webtoon focused on two men who go hiking in the woods then accidentally get trapped at the edge of a cliff and wait for someone to save their lives.

In May 2013 until now, an anthology webtoon series, Tales of the Unusual, has been serialized in Naver Webtoon. The concepts and themes of an anthology depicts it as an "unusual", "strange", and "mysterious" metaphors. The stories combine elements of horror, thriller, mystery, supernatural, psychological, satirical, science fiction, and dark-modern fantasy, while its visual and artworks for the webtoon are entirely in monochromatic with minimal colour tones.

Unlike his previous webtoons, it features several short stories follows characters (and cameos from previous webtoons), who find themselves in strange, surreal, and unusual experiences, usually involving bizarre creatures and supernatural entities or witnessed to unexpected incidents and absurdist phenomenon, often concluding with a nonsense or surprise ending.

A major influences on his works was inspired by Korean horror films, and by the works from weird fiction authors, including Stephen King, Junji Ito, Neil Gaiman, R. L. Stine (who is an author of Goosebumps), and Franz Kafka, as well as horror-thriller television series franchises, such as The Twilight Zone, The X-Files, Supernatural, Stranger Things, and film works of Tim Burton, M. Night Shyamalan, Darren Aronofsky, Alfred Hitchcock, and Stanley Kubrick.

In June of the same year, the omnibus film Horror Stories 2 was released. One of the stories is adapted from The Cliff.

From July to August 2014, the Chinese and English translated version of The Cliff was serialized in Line Webtoon. From July of the same year to now, the English language version of Tales of the Unusual has also been serialized in Line Webtoon and in August 2014, Sina Weibo user Yaoyaoxiaojing (妖妖小精) translated My Wife's Memories into Chinese and posted it on her Weibo. 550,000 people had shared the comic just after two days she had posted it,[2][3] making it an instant hit among the Chinese community, and gaining him fame. From October 2014 onwards, the Chinese translated version of Tales of the Unusual has been serialized in Line Webtoon.

In February 2015, Oh Seong-dae attended the Taipei International Comics and Animation Festival with another webtoon artist massstar. Both of them hosted autograph sessions in the booth of Line Webtoon.[1][4][5] In June 2015, Sina Weibo user Hanmansimida (韩漫思密达) translated Beauty Water into Chinese and posted it on her Weibo. As the story is close to our life and voices that concern about the present situation, it had been viewed by 1,000,000 people,[6][7][8] making it an instant hit among the Chinese community, and gaining him fame, just like last time. After knowing this, Oh Seong-dae thanked the Chinese readers on Facebook in Chinese.[9]

In October 2015, Line Webtoon along with animation agency Delpic Design Studio created an animated promotional trailer to promoted his webtoon to Chinese fans. He also met and gave fansigns to his webtoon fans with another webtoon artist Jo Seok, Son Jae-ho and Lee Gwang-su at China Internasional Comic Festival EXPO 2015. He also got the award "Webtoonist of the Year" from Naver, for his webtoon Tales of the Unusual on Annual Webtoonist Day 2015.

In June 2018, A first print volume based on the stories from Tales of the Unusual, was published on June 10, 2018. In 2019, Line Webtoon also created an animated web series based on the anthology, was uploaded in Line Webtoon YouTube Channel.

WorksEdit

Long comicEdit

  • Author J (소설가J, October 2009 to November 2010, 48 episodes)
  • Bonbon au Chocolat (봉봉오쇼콜라, April 2011 to August 2012, 69 episodes)

Short comicEdit

  • The Cliff (절벽귀, July to August 2011, 9 episodes)
  • The Bunker (벙커맨, September 2012, 1 episode)
  • Celling Ghost (공포의 만화책, June 2013, 1 episode)
  • Invocamus (Invocamus, July 2014, 1 episode)
  • S.O.S (S.O.S, July 2015, 1 episode)
  • Machine Ghost (June 2016, 1 episode)

Anthology comicEdit

  • Tales of the Unusual (기기괴괴, May 2013 to now, 68 stories, 265 episodes)
  • 2013 – 2014 (10 stories)
    • The Gallery of the Damned (저주받은 갤러리, May to July 2013, 10 episodes)
    • An African Incident (아프리카에서 생긴 일, July to August 2013, 6 episodes)
    • To Kill a Magician (마술사 죽이기, September to October 2013, 6 episodes)
    • The Reset Elevator (리셋 엘리베이터, October to November 2013, 4 episodes)
    • My Wife's Memories (아내의 기억, October to November 2013, 6 episodes)
    • Camping (캠핑, January 2014, 2 episodes)
    • A Mysterious Package (상자 키우기, January to February 2014, 4 episodes)
    • The Mysterious Potter (곰보할배 도자기, February to March 2014, 4 episodes)
    • Winning Numbers (당첨번호, March to April 2014, 6 episodes)
    • Ghost Hunting (귀신잡기, May to June 2014, 5 episodes)
  • 2014 – 2015 (9 stories)
    • The Painting (여인화, October 2014, 2 episodes)
    • Evolving Reincarnation (진화환생법, October to December 2014, 8 episodes)
    • The Chat Room (채팅만남, December 2014, 1 episode)
    • Murderous Rage (살의, January 2015, 3 episodes)
    • Lex Talionis (Lex Talionis, January 2015, 1 episode)
    • Beauty Water (성형수, February to April 2015, 11 episodes)
    • Growth Water (괴모수, May 2015, 1 episode)
    • The Man and the Dog (남자와 개, May to July 2015, 8 episodes)
    • The Dream-sharing Stone (꿈공유석, July 2015, 4 episodes)
  • 2015 – 2016 (9 stories)
    • Regeneration Seed (재생종자, August 2015, 3 episodes)
    • The Ghost App (심령어플, September 2015, 1 episode)
    • The Ghost Polaroids (고스트 폴라로이드, September 2015, 2 episodes)
    • Jayce's Pen (제이스의 펜, September to October 2015, 4 episodes)
    • Insomnia (불면증, October 2015, 1 episode)
    • The Break-In (도난, November 2015, 2 episodes)
    • Lucidity Controller (루시드컨, November to December 2015, 5 episodes)
    • Earth Warrior Taletron (지구용사 기괴트론, December 2015 to January 2016, 4 episodes)
    • Bone Dice (본 다이스, January to February 2016, 4 episodes)
  • 2016 – 2017 (12 stories)
    • Kiveiru's Library (키베이루의 서재, May to June 2016, 8 episodes)
    • Real Implant (Real Implant, June 2016, 1 episode)
    • Revenge (복수, July 2016, 1 episode)
    • Drawings (그림, July 2016, 2 episodes)
    • Lurker (Lurker, August 2016, 4 episodes)
    • The Pet Wig (애완가발, September 2016, 3 episodes)
    • The Future Spirit (미래사령, September to November 2016, 10 episodes)
    • The Teleporter (순간이동기, November to December 2016, 4 episodes)
    • Demonic Bloodweed (마혈초, December 2016 to January 2017, 3 episodes)
    • Mini-Me (미니미, January 2017, 2 episodes)
    • Ghost Home Care (고스트 홈케어, February 2017, 2 episodes)
    • The Package (택배, February 2017, 2 episodes)
  • 2017 – 2018 (14 stories)
    • Eternal Life Pills (영생환, March to May 2017, 11 episodes)
    • A Special Meal (특식, May 2017, 2 episodes)
    • Soul Trapping (봉혼, May to June 2017, 4 episodes)
    • The Hole (Hole, June to July 2017, 2 episodes)
    • Ghost Design (고스트 인테리어, July 2017 2 episodes)
    • Gold Motel (골드모텔, July to August 2017, 4 episodes)
    • 14K (14K, August to October 2017, 6 episodes)
    • The Bug (벌레, October 2017, 2 episodes)
    • The Mole Stitcher (점잇귀, October to December 2017, 7 episodes)
    • Scene Box (Scene Box, December 2017 to January 2018, 4 episodes)
    • Hair (머리카락, January 2018, 3 episodes)
    • More Days (More Days, January to February 2018, 3 episodes)
    • The Carbonated Virus (탄산바이러스, February 2018, 2 episodes)
    • Confinement (감금, March 2018, 3 episodes)
  • 2018 – 2019 (13 stories)
    • The Tournament (대회, June 2018, 2 episodes)
    • The Unusual Hospital (기괴병원, June 2018, 2 episodes)
    • Growth Mountains (성장산, July 2018, 3 episodes)
    • The Human Door (인간현관, July to September 2018, 7 episodes)
    • Friends (친구, September 2018, 2 episodes)
    • Watermelon (수박, October 2018, 2 episodes)
    • Brain Contamination (뇌오염, October to November 2018, 4 episodes)
    • Change (Change, November 2018, 2 episodes)
    • A Boy and a Murderer, (소년과 살인마, November 2018 to January 2019, 7 episodes)
    • Acc Plants (Acc Plants, January to February 2019, 6 episodes)
    • Toys (문방구, March 2019, 2 episodes)
    • Magnet (Magnet, March to April 2019, 5 episodes)
    • Ghost Treatment (성형귀, May 2019, 4 episodes)
  • 2019 – 2020 (1 stories)
    • Cafe (카페, June 2019, 2 episodes)

AdaptationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "【TiCA15】LINE Webtoon《觸不可及》及《奇奇怪怪》漫畫家獨家專訪" [[TiCA15] Exclusive Interview of the LINE Webtoon Artists: Writers of unTouchable and Tales of the Unusual] (in Chinese). Gamer. 2015-02-11. Retrieved 2015-04-04.
  2. ^ 洋蔥滿點!故事「妻子的記憶」感動55萬網友:我哭好慘 [Full of Onions! Story My Wife's Memories Touches 550,000 People's Heart: I cried so badly] (in Chinese). ETtoday. 2014-08-29. Retrieved 2015-04-04.
  3. ^ 超催淚靈異故事 《妻子的記憶》用哭50萬人 [Tear-jerking Supernatural Story My Wife's Memories: 500,000 People Shed Tears] (in Chinese). Apple Daily. 2014-08-27. Retrieved 2015-04-04.
  4. ^ "「LINE Webtoon 每日漫畫」宣布參加 2015 動漫節" [LINE Webtoon Announce Participating 2015 Comics and Animation Festival] (in Chinese). Hong Kong Silicon. 2015-02-03. Retrieved 2015-04-04.
  5. ^ "雙韓作家來台會粉絲,LINE Webtoon 首度進台北國際軍動漫節" [Dual Korean Writer Come to Taiwan to meet their fans, the First Time LINE Webtoon Joining Taipei International Comics and Animation Festival] (in Chinese). Hong Kong Silicon. 2015-02-11. Retrieved 2015-04-04.
  6. ^ 重口味漫画最适合深夜转发? (in Chinese). 文汇报. 2015-07-08. Archived from the original on 2015-07-09. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
  7. ^ 你看过奇奇怪怪漫画《整容液》但一定不了解吴城垈 (in Chinese). 北青网. 2015-07-08. Archived from the original on 2015-07-10. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
  8. ^ 朋友圈疯传恐怖漫画《整容液》 韩国漫画家讽刺整容业 (in Chinese). 观察者网. 2015-07-03. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
  9. ^ "오성대 added 2 new photos" (in Chinese). 吳城垈. 2015-07-03. Retrieved 2015-07-09.

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