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November 10, 2010

Caricatures of World Leaders to Go on Display

Filed under: Articles — Tags: , , , — Charlie Anson @ 10:49 am

Cartoon caricatures of the most powerful world leaders are set to go on display at the G20 Summit in Seoul next month.
Drawn by caricatures enthusiast and artist, Cho Won-haeng, the cartoon caricatures will express the leaders’ facial characteristics and personalities.

The artist and professor at Mokwon University spent over three months studying his subjects’ interests, quirks and facial characteristics before completing the original cartoon caricatures.

The G20 Summit itself is due to take place over a period of dates in Seoul. The first leg will run between 23 October and 2 November, while the second chapter will take place between 3 and 4 November. The final leg of the Summit will take place between 5 and 12 November.

Now, the organisers of the exhibition to show the cartoons are hoping to display them at the very same location as the Summit, the COEX hall in Samseong-dong.

Among those immortalised in cartoon form are David Cameron riding on a horse and Barrack Obama indulging in a bit of golf.

Organised by the Korea Manhwa Contents Agency (KOMACON) in collaboration with the Ministry for Culture, Sports and Tourism, it is hoped that the drawings will appeal to a large audience on a global scale.

Speaking to newspaper Chosun, a spokesperson for KOMACON claims that the chief aim of presenting the exhibition is to lighten the mood of the G20 Summit by, “bringing out the humorous and likeable sides of the leaders. “

The G20 was established in 1999 and brings together the world’s leading finance ministers and central bank governors from nineteen countries including the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. The Summit meeting is generally intended to discuss key issues affecting the world’s economy.

The G20 Summit also aims to encourage constructive discussion on an economic scale between the world’s leading economies and the new, emerging market countries

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