While there are plenty of free comics available online, there’s still a culture of reading comic books all night and having a cup ramen to satisfy midnight hunger pangs here in Korea. That culture is easily accessible at Mangwon Man-bang (Comic Room) where readers of all ages come to spend time. It was created by two well-respected individuals in the comic book community, Lim Eun-jeong (who also operates Sangsu Manbang) and Kkamakgui (lead vocalist of Nunco Band and writer of several webzines). While those who can’t read Korean may not necessarily be able to read the comic books, people can also come here to listen to music on CD players, relax and enjoy a variety of the market’s snacks (Mangwon Market’s famed pumpkin sikhye and croquettes are available for purchase here). It’s a quiet place to be immersed in the comic book community if you’re looking for a warm way to kill time indoors this winter.
|Venue name:||Mangwon Manbang|
2F, 40, Seongmisan-ro 1-gil
|Opening hours:||12pm– 2am|
|Transport:||Mangwon Station (Line 6), exit 1|
|Price:||2,400 won per hour, 10,000 won one-day pass|