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Lesson 2. Not Quite Art?
Host : 1. Do you enjoy reading comics? 2. Many of us / read comics, // but We don't know / much / about comics / as an art form. 3. Today / We have a special guest, Jin Yu, the author of the famous comic book, "The White Tiger." 4. Please / welcome him / to our show. 5. Jin, thank you / for joining us today.
Jin : 6. Thanks for inviting me. 7. Let me ask you / a question / first. 8. Mark Twain ( once ) said / that classics / are the books [ that / everybody praises // but / nobody reads. ] 9. What are some of the books that everybody reads or once read in the past, but nobody praises?
Host : 10. Well, I would guess comics // since that's our topic for today.
Jin : 11. Good guess. 12. Yes, the answer is comics. 13. Comics / have been one / of the most popular, // yet / least / appreciated art forms / for centuries. 14. I bet / you likes comic books / and have read a lot of them / in your spare time. 15. Am I right?
Host : 16. ( laughing ) How did you know that?
Jin : 17. I'm good at guessing, too. 18. When you were young, // did your parents like it / when you were reading comic books?
Host : 19. Not really. 20. My Parents / weren't enthusiastic / about comic books. 21. I felt embarrassed / when they said, "You're wasting your time."
Jin : 22. Well, reading comic books / is not something to be embarrassed about, though. 23. Did you know / the word "comics" has a fancy origin? 24. It came from a Greek word "komikos" / meaning 'of or relevant to comedy.' 25. For this reason, / a comic book is ( sometimes ) called / a funny book. 26. In fact, / comic strips in Sunday newspapers in the United States / are ( still ) called / " the funnies." 27. Despite the name, / a comic book isn't necessarily always humorous. 28. Modern comic books tell stories / in a variety of genres, // including comedy, adventure, romance, and even tragedy. 29. In the United States, // the superhero adventure genre / has dominated / the market. 30. Do you know any comic book superheroes?
Host : 31. I know a lot. 32. Let me see ... Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk. 33. Do you want / me / to name / some more?
Jin : 34. Wow! That'll do. 35. You really like comics, don't you? 36. Yes, they are all superheroes. 37. Lately, / their popularity / has (somewhat) declined // due to the changing culture. 38. As you know, / so many other forms of entertainment these days, such as movies and games, / distract / people / from reading books / including superhero comics. 39. In addition, / some readers / find / the violence and destruction [ depicted / in superhero comics ] / unpleasant and uneducational. 40. As a result, / our superheroes / are undergoing some changes / to get people's attention.
Host : 41. Such as?
Jin : 42. Many superhero comics / have begun to be more socially and environmentally conscious. 43. In the past, / the superheroes / were (mostly) white. 44. However, / the new Spider-Man, [ created / in 2011 / by Brian M. Bendis, ] / is / an African-American teenager. 45. He is part Hispanic, too. 46. This new Spider-Man series / challenges / racism / by presenting a social and racial minority superhero. 47. In addition, / some superheroes these days / place more value / on being family-oriented and eco-friendly / rather than being macho and muscular.
Host : 48. You mean, / many superhero comics these days / show / social consciousness and environmental sensitivity // while entertaining the readers / at the same time?
Jin : 49. Exactly! 50. You can see the same trend / in many Japanese fantasy comics, too. 51. You often find socially and environmentally conscious messages / in Japanese comics. 52. Hayao Miyazaki / is at the center of this trend. 53. He is a famous Japanese manga artist and film director / of fantasy animation feature films / such as "My Neighbor Totoro", "Howl's Moving Castle", and "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind." 54. The last is based on his manga of the same name [ that has sold / millions of copies / worldwide. ]
Host : 55. I saw "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" a while ago. 56. Yet, // I didn't know that the film was based / on his comic book. 57, Isn't it true / that most of his works explore the same themes?
Jin : 58. You are right! 59. Almost all of his books and movies / deal with the relationship between humans and nature and technology. 60. Anti-war and feminist themes / are other major themes [ found / on his works. ] 61. Many of his characters / are strong, independent girls or young women [ who have / a healthy relationship with nature. ]
Host : 62. That's interesting. 63. Now, / let's talk about what's happening in Korea. 64. These days, / educational comics / are quite popular / in Korea. 65. I read in an article [ that approximately 40% of the comic book market / in Korea / is accounted for by educational comic books. 66. They cover almost every possible subject [ one / can think of, ] such as mathematics, foreign languages, history, mythology, and even philosophy. 67. What do you think about that?
Jin : 68. It's definitely a good phenomenon. 69. Comics can explain / difficult and abstract concepts / more effectively / than just words alone. 70. Like the proverb says, "A picture is worth / a thousand words." 71. Comics offer / an excellent way to educate the reader. 72. Since comics / are full / of illustrations, // they can easily attract / the reader's attention. 73. Thus, / they can convey moral and intellectual messages / without making the reader [ bored / boring ].
Host : 74. I see. 75, Another interesting phenomenon in Korea / is / the wide popularity of web cartoons. 76. Could you tell us briefly / about web cartoons?
Jin : 77. Web cartoons are comic strips [ that are distributed / via the Internet, mostly for free. ] 78. Since they are easily accessible / through computers and smartphones, // they often have significant influence / on the reader. 79. Updated almost daily or weekly, // they tend to reflect / current social issues. 80. That is one / of their strengths.
Host : 81. Could you give us / one example / of your favorite web cartoons [ that deal with current social issues? ]
Jin : 82. Kang Pool's "Late Blossoms" deals with the elderly and the aging society. 83. It depicts poverty, diseases, romance, devotion, and death / of the elderly / with care and sensitivity. 84. Describing the realities of growing old and the problems [ the elderly / face ] is quite unusual / in comic books.
Host : 85. I see. 86. It seems / comics are playing / important roles / in our society.
Jin : 87. Absolutely. 88. Comics are not just silly humorous works. 89. They can be educational and inspiring. 90. They can also enhance / our understanding / of social issues.
Host : 91. Okay, I'm afraid / We are running out of time. 92. Any last words you want to say to our viewers?
Jin : 93. I started my talk / with a question. 94. Now, I'm going to close it / with a quotation. 95. One famous comic book critic said, "Certain books, paintings, films, plays, or pieces of music / can come into your life / at just the right place and time, // so that they help / you / see the world / in a different light / and (perhaps) affect / how you think and feel. 96. I've found / that the same can (also) be true / of the very best comics."
Host : 97. That's a great quote / to wrap up our show. 98. Thank you for your time and insightful comments.
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