CROQUIS POP story by KwangHyun Seo, art by JinHo Ko

CROQUIS_1 Da-Il has a new job working for a famous comic creator. It would be a great opportunity…if Da-Il had any artistic ability. Da-Il fears he’ll never be able to create art, until he meets Mu-Huk, a ghost who takes form based on Da-Il’s creativity. The budding artist soon learns he has the skills of a “Croquer,” someone who has the ability to shape the stories vengeful ghosts by entering the “Dead Zone.” It’s a lot for a young man to absorb, especially when Da-Il learns he’ll be the main character in his boss’s new book — Croquis Pop!
Croquis Pop © KwangHyun Seo, JinHo Ko / Haksan Publishing Co., Ltd.
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CROQUIS POP Volume 1
story by KwangHyun Seo, art by JinHo Ko

June 2008 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2905-2 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 208 pages | 5″x 7.5″ | Teen

Da-Il has a new job working for a famous comic creator. It would be a great opportunity…if Da-Il had any artistic ability. Da-Il fears he’ll never be able to create art, until he meets Mu-Huk, a ghost who takes form based on Da-Il’s creativity. The budding artist soon learns he has the skills of a “Croquer,” someone who has the ability to shape the stories vengeful ghosts by entering the “Dead Zone.” It’s a lot for a young man to absorb, especially when Da-Il learns he’ll be the main character in his boss’s new book — Croquis Pop!

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CROQUIS POP Volume 2
story by KwangHyun Seo, art by JinHo Ko

October 2008 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2962-5 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 192 pages | 5″x 7.5″ | Teen

As the studio erupts in chaos over Ho Go’s new comic, one of his former students — Ga-In — shows up at the door! Da-Il, who ends up sharing his room with his boss’ former protégé, wakes up in the middle of the night to find his guest in the grip of a huge monster! Under attack himself, Da-Il is thrown into a tragic story from Ga-In’s past, where he will have to learn that Mu-Huk can’t always save him and even the powers of a Croquer have their limits.

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CROQUIS POP Volume 3
story by KwangHyun Seo, art by JinHo Ko

January 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2965-6 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 192 pages | 5″x 7.5″ | Teen

There are dark forces at work that seek to manipulate the young croquer Da-Il for their own ends. When he and his friends are held hostage on the subway in the Dead Zone, Da-Il learns more about the fuel for his croquis from a mysterious croquer with a camera. But not all teachers have benevolent motives…and, as Da-Il discovers, some are downright deadly.

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CROQUIS POP Volume 4
story by KwangHyun Seo, art by JinHo Ko

April 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2964-9 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 192 pages | 5″x 7.5″ | Teen

Just as Da-Il finishes erasing a grudge and helping another spirit pass on, a mysterious Croquer and his Zone Keeper invade Da-Il’s Dead Zone! Stuck in a fight to the death with the invaders, Da-Il is surprised to learn their true identities. Thanks to a little help from outside forces with their own ulterior motives, the tragic pasts of two talented artists combine to create the ultimate Croquer-Zone Keeper combo in these new opponents! Have Da-Il and Mu-Huk finally met their match?!

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CROQUIS POP Volume 5
story by KwangHyun Seo, art by JinHo Ko

July 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2966-3 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 192 pages | 5″x 7.5″ | Teen

On an invitation from the powerful croquer, Adonai, Da-Il enters the mysterious man’s croquis world. Along with Chan-Bee, Da-Il undergoes a transformation in this intensely detailed, large-scale world where there exist new powers known as “Masterpieces.” Will Da-Il’s Masterpiece be enough to get him out of trouble when Mu-Huk is nowhere to be found?

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CROQUIS POP Volume 6
story by KwangHyun Seo, art by JinHo Ko

October 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2963-2 | $10.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5″x 7.5″ | Teen

With only three croquers left in Snow White’s tournament, the princess ups the ante by throwing in an invincible giant! And Da-Il must team up with his rivals if any of them want a shot at landing Excalibur. But when an unexpected foe steps out of the shadows to smite contender and bystander alike, will Da-Il give in to the powers of darkness in order to seek revenge for the lives of the innocent?! The exciting, passionate conclusion to Croquis Pop will leave you breathless!

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series complete
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B. Ichi by Atsushi Ohkubo