June 26, 1947
Yeosu, South Jeolla Province, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Heo Yeong-man|
|Revised Romanization||Heo Hyeong-man|
Huh Young-man was born Heo Hyeong-man in present-day Yeosu, a far southern coastal city of South Jeolla Province, South Korea in 1947. He was the third child of eight children born to father Heo Jong (허종) and mother Park Ok-jeong (박옥정). Before and after the liberation of Korea from Japan in 1945, Huh's father had worked as a local policeman. When the Yeosu Rebellion occurred in 1948, Huh's family was in danger of being killed by the rebels. In contrast to Huh's father, his uncle was a communist, so that Huh's family was ironically protected by both sides. However, Huh was later told that he and his mother could've been killed during an incident in which some communists captured his father. This political conflict strongly influenced Huh's works such as Oh, Han River and Tajja.
After the Korean War was over, Huh's father worked for a while as an administrative officer at the Yeosu Office of Education, then later started his own business. Huh's mother ran a kitchenware store which became successful since Yeosu served as a trading base between neighboring islands.
Huh had wanted to study Western painting at university but because his father's anchovy fishery business was declining, he gave up his dream. Instead, Huh entered the manhwa world as an apprentice to a cartoonist.
In 1974, Huh debuted with In Search for Home (Jipeul chajaseo) through a competition seeking new cartoonists hosted by the Sonyeon Hankook Ilbo (Boy's Korean Times). His next comic, action-adventure Gaksital (lit. "Bridal Mask") was a big success, and Huh became famous. Since then, Huh's works have been recognized for their literary value and have gained wide popularity among the public. Several have been serialized in local dailies, including Sikgaek (lit. "Gourmet") for The Dong-a Ilbo, and Tajja and Saranghae (lit. "I Love You") for Sports Chosun. His comics have also been adapted into films and television series.
Note: the whole section is referenced.
- 빛 좋은 개살구 (1974)
- 총소리 (1974)
- Gaksital (각시탈, 1974)
- 태양을 향해 달려라 (1979)
- 짚신왕자 (1980)
- Spider Silk (무당거미, 1981)
- 사마귀 (1982)
- 쇠퉁소 (1982)
- 태평양은 알고 있다 (1982)
- 10번 타자 (1982)
- 변칙복서 (1983)
- 욕망의 수레바퀴 (1983)
- 오늘은 마요일 (1983)
- 황금충 (1984)
- The 7th Team (제7구단, 1984)
- 1+1+1 (1985)
- 도롱뇽 구단의 골칫덩이들 (1985)
- 아스팔트 위의 강풍 (1985)
- 두 얼굴 (1985)
- 단막극을 위한 소나타 (1986)
- 날아라 슈퍼보드 (1986)
- Chameleon's Poem (카멜레온의 시, 1986)
- 동체이륙 (1987)
- 2시간 10분 (1987)
- 담배 한 개비 (1987)
- 링의 골치덩이들 (1987)
- Lonely Guitar Man (고독한 기타맨, 1987)
- 질 수 없다 (1987)
- Oh! Han River (오! 한강, 1987, writer: Kim Se-yeong (김세영)
- 허슬러 (1988)
- 대머리 감독님 (1988)
- 야구타령 (1988)
- 망치 (1988)
- Wall (벽, 1988)
- 퇴색공간 (1988)
- 48+1 (1989)
- 형제 (1989)
- Mr. Hand (미스터 손, 1989)
- 0점 인간 (1990)
- 미로학습 (1990)
- 세일즈 맨 (1990)
- 19번 홀 (1990)
- Asphalt Man (아스팔트의 사나이, 1991)
- 무저갱 / 원제:벌레구멍 (1992)
- 굿바이 아메리카 (1992)
- 들개 이빨 (1992)
- Mr. Q (미스터 Q, 1992)
- Beat (비트, 1994)
- Salesman (세일즈맨, 1994)
- 닭목을 비틀면 새벽은 안온다 (1994)
- 시의 밤송이 (1995)
- Saranghae (1999, writer: Kim Se-yeong)
- Tajja (타짜, 2000, writer: Kim Se-yeong)
- Sikgaek (식객, 2003)
- Boy's king Mangchi (꼬마대장 망치, 2004)
- Hammerboy Mangchi (해머보이 망치, 2004)
- Rich's Dictionary (부자사전, 2005)
- Appearance (꼴, 2008)
- Superboard (날아라 슈퍼보드)
- Heo Heo Dongui Bogam (허허 동의보감, 2013)
- Kim, Jae-young (8 October 2005). "Koreans Love Black Bean Sauce Noodles Most". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
- ""감쪽같이 사라진 팔光..." 만화 ′타짜′ 이렇게 탄생했다 - 노컷뉴스". No Cut News. 11 October 2006. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- Park, Seok-hwan 특집 부천만화축제 허영만전 (2) "허영만의 삶". ParkSeokHwan.com.
- "(만화가열전) 18회 허영만". The Korea Cartoonists Association. 7 November 2005. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
- "맥스무비 - 정보". Max Movie. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- "Major cartoonist hands over works to museum". The Korea Herald. 22 May 2011. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
- Kim, Hyo-eun (31 August 2013). "Comic draws on med texts for series". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-09-02.
- "War of Flowers Biggest Hit This Autumn". The Chosun Ilbo. 9 November 2006. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
- Lee, Hyo-won (20 March 2008). "Vive La Korean Food! Hallyu Revitalizes Culinary Tradition". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- Cho, Jae-eun (9 April 2010). "Modern mothers lose in reactionary Kimchi War". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Lee, Eun-sun (14 June 2013). "Two Big Things Are Coming: The Dream Film of Korea - Mr. Go". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
- Kwon, Mee-yoo (10 February 2008). "Dramas Adapt New Way of Production". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- Han, Sang-hee (10 June 2008). "Sikgaek Brings Korean Cuisine Back to TV Screen". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
- Han, Sang-hee (9 September 2008). "Dramas Bring Hero, Gamblers and Orchestra". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
- Choi, Tae-hwan (15 August 2012). "Korea and Japan". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
- Huh Young-man at Naver (Korean)
- Huh Young-man Interview at KBS (Korean)
- Huh Young-man at the Internet Movie Database
- Huh Young-man: Filmography at The New York Times