Haenyeo Tag

Short story 25 – Haenyeo

This is a short I’ve been wanting to do for awhile. In fact, I drew this sketch over a year ago and never put the final touches on it until now. For those that don’t know, a Haenyeo is a word for Korean women who dive off the coast of Jeju island. No time for a history lesson but what they do, many could not at the age of 20 or 80.

Did you see the last short story? Its here:
Short story 24-Argue

Inktober 9-Haenyeo (korean diver)

More than just a diver, more than just fisherwomen, haenyeo are fearless super heroes of Korean culture. Off the island of Jeju in Korea women have for ages been diving into the depths of the sea to get seafood like crabs, octopus, and others to feed their families and to sell in local markets. Some of them did it for ages without equipment! Its a handed down tradition that I read about in Lucky Peach and various other sources.

If you dig this check out: 

and my character collage from 2015