트레이스) is a South
Korean webcomic series written and
illustrated by manhwa artist Go Yeong-hun
(고영훈) or known as his pen name, "Nasty Cat".
and selfishness, such dark sides of humans can be seen in the work.
The artist said that he wants to create the world of heroes with
It won the first prize and Netizen's Choice Award at the 1st
International Digital Cartoon Competition
held in 2006. Mr. Go
was awarded with ten million won
The panel stated that they easily reached to choose it as the grand
prix because not only it scored the highest point in the netizens'
recommended works but also it fully meets the required criteria;
characteristics of web manhwa technique, and artistic
Since April 2007 this manhwa had been featured on Daum
, one of major internet
of South Korea that is being considered a birthplace of
many hit webtoons.
The story set in the contemporary South Korea. Some 30 years ago,
unidentified creatures appeared out of nowhere and have attacked
people. They have caused massive destruction wherever they go. The
are called "Trouble", and get the
world have fallen into chaos. Along with the first appearance of
the "Troubles", some number of humans were born with or acquired
abilities. These mutants
called "Trace" are the only ones who can
fight off the "Trouble". The "Trace" are also considered freaks and
generally shunned by the community because some of them misused the
powers for their own interest.
The plot revolves around two main characters. Sah Gang-kwon, a high
school student born as a "Trace" who attempts to hide his ability.
The other is Kim Yun-Seong, who acquired his "Trace" abilities
during his early 30s. Soon after the acquision, his wife and
daughter were taken away from him for experimental purposes.
- Go Yeong-hun, The Trace 1 by Pop Toon on 15 April 2008
- Go Yeong-hun, The Trace 2 by Pop Toon on 15 May 2008
- Go Yeong-hun, The Trace 3 by Pop Toon on 15 December
2008 ISBN 8993208204
- Go Yeong-hun, The Trace 4 by Pop Toon on 10 July 2009