Warna Tanah 1

A very beautiful graphic novel made by Kim Dong Hwa, a Korean author/artist. This story is just too beautiful, I am speechless. Enjoying every page of it, the drawing, the story, and all.

It is a story about Ehwa, a little girl and her single mother who live in rural Korea. It's started when Ehwa just 7 years old and along with the coming of the rainy season, she turns into a young lady. Ehwa and her mom, both grow and change. However their strong-mom-and-daughter-relationship make them supporting each other in facing the world and their surrounding that sometimes not too friendly to them.

The author, Dong Hwa, describes these women lives with rain and flowers as metaphor. Therefore you will find a very poetic graphic novel. This is more like a poem than a graphic novel. And I also amaze to find out that a male writer can capture woman's emotion and attitude so accurate.

Warna Tanah 1 (The Color of Earth) is the first from the trilogy. Hopefully PT Gramedia PustakaUtama will translate all. I just can't wait for the 2nd book, Warna Air .


Ariza August 18, 2010 at 11:33 AM  

kemaren liat ini di toko buku di pasfes mbaa,, udah tertariik banget tapi trus ga dibeliii... nyesellll :(

riana August 19, 2010 at 8:51 AM  

@Icha: ah...sayang icha, buku ini 'icha banget', kamu pasti jatuh cinta sama buku ini, ayo....balik ke toko buku lagi...:)

gerandis August 20, 2010 at 1:00 PM  

kyaknya menarik nih mbak, aq seneng ngliat grapic novel, coba nyari ah :)

riana August 22, 2010 at 11:02 AM  

@Perez: Iya, ceritanya menyentuh banget, smg buku ini udah ada di Papua yaaa...happy hunting....

gerandis September 3, 2010 at 1:06 PM  

hihihi, abis baca postingan ini aq sorenya mampir ke gramedia, dan ternyata udah ada, langsung deh aq beli, ma white tiger juga! mkasih ya reviewnya :)

riana September 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM  

@Perez: Wah...lengkap jg ya koleksi Gramedia Papua, happy reading then, smg suka...