Ottie and I headed for the Seoul Animation Center one morning. This day trip was by far one of the most exciting for me. I haven’t been practising animation in forever, but three years of studying the craft has definitely left an impression. It was incredibly cold, but we braved the winds to take some pictures with the colourful cartoon characters outside the complex:
With Red & Yellow from Larva.
A 3.5 meter-high statue of Robot Taekwon V.
Sadly, Seoul Animation Center was closed for a private event when we went. On the bright side, staff had put up a sign directing disappointed patrons to Zaemiro (Seoul Comics Road), a small little artsy area a 5-minute walk away. It was the best treasure trove of murals and cute that we discovered! I do not regret a thing.
Look at all the awesome cartoon murals!
We even found some really great pizza in the area. Restaurant DUGU was a gem within a gem:
Little Ani Center was a small area for families to create and film their own stop motion characters. It was so cool! I loved how immersive the experience was for young kids… very inspiring. Ottie and I took a look around the workshop but didn’t want to spend hours stuck in there. The fee for participating was pretty nominal if I remember correctly? Definitely worth a chance if one has the time.
Finally, we dropped by Zaemirang (Seoul Comics Space) which to our surprise was completely free to enter and which housed a few cool exhibitions and a pretty amazing library of comics (or Manhwa, as they call them in Korea) on the 4th floor.
We chilled for a long time at the top floor despite not being able to read a single comic book. It was mostly to escape the cold, quite frankly.
Couldn’t resist an outfit opportunity with my pink leather jacket! Look, I even match the exhibit behind me.
I RECOGNISE THIS PAGE OMG. *fangirl moment* Colour page from Let Dai.
It was a great day.
Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.