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September 26, 2020

Pence Cartoon: “WARNING: Fishing by Permit Only”

Explanatory Note Gregory Pence’s latest cartoon for Daily NK comments on a recent incident involving Chinese fishing boats and a North Korean patrol vessel. On Aug. 11, a North Korean patrol boat reportedly fired on...

Pence Cartoon: “Hell’s Bells”

Explanatory Note “Hell's Bells” comments on the flurry of events that have occurred since June, when Kim Yo Jong - Kim Jong Un’s younger sister - rose to further prominence as she levelled threats against...

Pence Cartoon: “Echoes”

Explanatory Note Gregory Pence’s latest cartoon for Daily NK juxtaposes the striking mountains of South & North Korea, and the colloquial sighs of two weary hikers (“아이고”’s modern English equivalent is either “Whew” or “Ugh”...

Pence Cartoon: “Deflated”

Explanatory Note “Deflated” reveals the contradictions of North Korea’s response to COVID-19. The country still maintains that it has no COVID-19 cases, which is almost laughable if not for the seriousness of the pandemic. There...