Grass by Keum Suk Gendry Kim

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Grass is a powerful anti-war graphic novel, offering up firsthand the life story of a Korean girl named Lee Ok-sun who was forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during the second World War – a disputed chapter in 20th century Asian history.

Beginning in Lee’s childhood, Grass shows the lead up to World War II from a child’s vulnerable perspective, detailing how one person experienced the Japanese occupation and the widespread suffering it entailed for ordinary Korean folk. Keum Suk Gendry-Kim emphasizes Lee’s strength in overcoming the many forms of adversity she experienced. Grass is painted in a black ink that flows with lavish details of the beautiful fields and farmland of Korea and uses heavy brushwork on the somber interiors of Lee’s memories.


Weight 750 g
Dimensions 24 × 17 × 3 cm
Script by

Keum Suk Gendry-Kim

Art by

Keum Suk Gendry-Kim

Translated by

Amira Nagati

Original Language