Editorial cartoonist Shin passes away
Shin was diagnosed with leukemia in December 2009 and had been fighting against the disease for more than a year. He returned to the newspaper in early January as he felt better, but took a turn for the worse some 20 days later and took further sick leave.
However, he passed away due to an acute infection last week. His last cartoon was in Jan. 29’s paper, titled “People worse than Kim Jong-il.”
He started to submit satirical cartoons in letters to the editor sections around the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and entered the Busan Economy in 1992. He moved to the Chosun Ilbo in 1996, providing editorial cartoons for 15 years.