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THE GREAT SUCCESSOR: KIM JONG-UN – A POLITICAL CARTOON: An epic comic of the Dark Kingdom and the passing of power to a third Kim by [Ha, Tae Keung]
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Lawmaker pens graphic novel on N.K.'s 'Great Successor'
"Ha Tae-keung, a National Assembly representative for the Saenuri Party, delivers polemical punches against Kim, North Korea's knighted Great Successor... Ha's portrayal of Kim is reminiscent of a Hitlerian clone in Franklin Schaffner's sci-fi thriller 'Boys From Brazil.'" -The Korea Herald


"The Great Successor"
is a 2016 Readers' Favorite
Bronze Medal Winner
in the Fiction - Graphic Novel/Comic category
and an Illustration Award Winner
Reviewed By Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

"I hope this book makes at least a small contribution to accurately publicizing the true nature of the young successor, of whom little is known." Ha Tae Keung.

The Great Successor - Kim Jong Un: A Political Cartoon is a comic book detailing the succession to power of the present North Korea leader, written by Ha Tae Keung, president of Open Radio for North Korea, which broadcasts educational, cultural and personal message programming into North Korea. This book is illustrated by artist Choi Byeong Seon, a researcher at the Global Artists Association and a director of the Korea Cartoonists Association.

Perhaps this is the most serious and thought-provoking comic book that I've ever read. Reading or listening to any news about the self-isolated North Korea is sporadic at best. This book gives us insight into the North Korea dictator's past, present, and the sentiments towards him and his ruling. Readers will also learn about Jong Un's half older brother, Kim Jong Nam, who was once widely considered to be the next leader of North Korea. Jong Nam's capitalist nature and his desire for reformation of the country, however, were opposed by his father. His much-publicized botched attempt to secretly enter Japan using a fake passport and visit Tokyo Disneyland in 2001 was his ultimate downfall with his father and North Korea's elite.

The illustrated feelings of the North and South Koreans regarding the succession give us a rare and informative glimpse into this particular event. All in all, this is a great read and ultimately, the North Koreans are hoping for a better future. Hopefully that day will come soon.


Ha Tae-keung... delivers polemical punches against Kim, North Korea's knighted Great Successor... Ha's portrayal of Kim is reminiscent of a Hitlerian clone in Franklin Schaffner's sci-fi thriller 'Boys From Brazil.' Philip Iglauer The Korea Herald A great read!... A well illustrated and captivating read about the new leader of North Korea. A work of art in every sense of the word. Fuebuzz Amazon Reviews Absolutely eye opening!... Obviously a political book, but [it's also] incredibly enlightening. I came away from it shaking my head and believing Jong-Un is a power-mad, cruel despot. Nicola Mannsfield Amazon Reviews

From the Author

Illustrated by Choi Byeong-seon

Born in Pyongyang on March 22, 1946, Mr. Choi survived the Korean war and later traveled to the US where he majored in design at the New York Art School in 1961. He is now a researcher at the Global Artists Association and a director of the Korea Cartoonists Association. 

With inborn talent in drawing and writing, he demonstrated his ability at an early age. He has worked on cartoons, calligraphy, drawings, and genre paintings, and made caricatures of intangible cultural properties. He has been continually acting as a cultural envoy in each area of politics, economics, and society with works that include Cartoon Korean HistoryCartoon World HistoryEncyclopedia for Learning, and A Child from Pyongyang. He announced countless works through magazines, newspapers, and books, including When Dad Was Little, which was published serially on Sports Chosun.