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The poet Do-hyun Ahn wrote the novel Jjajangmyeon in 2000 for adults. This work was recreated as Comic Jjajangmyeon in 2003 by two comic artists, Gyu-suk Choi and Gi-hyun Byun. On the transformation of his original work into a comic book, Ahn commented that "the illustrations work unexpectedly to stimulate poetic imagination" and give the "illusion of witnessing a refreshing watercolor painting". He also added that the comic "Jajangmyeon" should be read slowly to be appreciated. Ahn's evaluation of the transformation of his work into a comic book introduces a very useful perspective on interpretation for appreciating not the original text but the new text as cultural content. That is, Ahn's observation gives clues to how the contents of the original text and the comic book differ as well as indicate what the reader should be focusing on in understanding the contents. This study examines how the characteristics of the comic materialize in the process by which the word-centered text becomes transformed into the comic, a multifarious sign of words, pictures, and colors. Further, it considers the ways in which the storytelling intended by the comic artist comes to have value as cultural content.