The Great Catsby

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The Great Catsby
Second volume of The Great Catsby series
위대한 캣츠비
Genre
Author Doha, SeungJin Kim
Publisher Daum
English publisher Netcomics
Original run 2005
Volumes 6

The Great Catsby (Hangul: 위대한 캣츠비, RR: Widaehan Kaetcheubi, M-R: Widaehan K'aetch'ŭbi) is a Korean web comic written by Doha (Doha Kang) and SeungJin Kim. Daum published the comic in its original Korean on the internet.[1] Netcomics, which holds the translation publication rights, published the comic in six volumes and on the internet in English. The title is a play on the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.

The comic starts by introducing Catsby, a university graduate who is depressed for not being able to find a job. His girlfriend, Persu, announces that she will marry another man — one that is significantly older and richer than Catsby.

Characters[edit]

From left to right: Houndu, Persu, Burudog, Catsby, Sun.

[2] Catsby (캣츠비, RR: Kaetcheubi, M-R: K'aetch'ŭbi): The main character of the series. He is usually carefree, but is often depressed, and sometimes prone to panicking.

Houndu (하운두, RR: Haundu, M-R: Hauntu "hound"): Catsby's roommate and good friend. He provides financial sustenance for Catsby, working as a private tutor, sometimes known for philandering with female clients. He often brings Catsby to karaoke bars to help him feel better.

Persu (페르수, RR: Pereusu, M-R: P'erŭsu): Catsby's long-running girlfriend who leaves him to marry another man. After becoming disappointed with her marriage, she begins stalking Catbsy after he starts dating Sun, even going so far as to confront him and demand that he come back to her.

Sun (선, RR: Seon, M-R: Sŏn): After being rated a "C" by a matchmaking/dating service, Catsby is paired with Sun, who also was rated a C. Both she and Catbsy begin to become extremely attached as the series progresses. Almost constantly shows extreme optimism, even to the most simple things, and playful to an almost childlike extent.

Brudog(부르독, RR: Bureudok "bulldog"): A character who makes an appearance in the first volume as Persu's husband. His demeanor is extremely stoic, almost to the point of hostility, but as the story progresses, he is revealed to be a much more gentle, though emotionally plagued, individual.

Adaptions[edit]

  • A live action TV drama based on the series starring Korean singer MC Mong was created in 2007.[3]
  • In 2010, animated movie is being made by GK entertainment, directed by Gisaburō Sugii, but release data is yet unknown. "[1]."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Internet Archive Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Characters." The Great Catsby Musical. Accessed October 28, 2008.
  3. ^ "The Great Catsby." TVN. Accessed October 28, 2008.
  4. ^ http://www.alacrastore.com/storecontent/newstex/KOR-0001-19884183#
  5. ^ "Ticket." JoongAng Daily. Thursday April 12, 2007.

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