Police issued a summons Tuesday to a cartoonist who put insulting phrases about President Lee Myung-bak in a cartoon printed in a gazette. Wonju Police Station in Gangwon Province said it asked the cartoonist, identified as Choi, to turn himself in to the station.
The 44-year-old cartoonist drew a cartoon where members of a family pay respect to a monument of a soldier who died defending the country in the city's promotional paper.
Police have launched an investigation of the cartoonist since last Friday after city government officials filed a complaint against him for ``interference with business.''
On one side of the monument, there are two abusive sentences subtly hidden in the form of patterns. One says ``he should be killed.'' About 22,000 copies of the ``Happy Wonju'' gazette were printed and delivered to residents there and in nearby cities.
Here's the cartoon, via NoCutNews:
This Naver blog, among others, has a photo with the words on the monument enlarged:
"이명박 죽일놈" and "이명박 개새끼" it says, sounding more like my students than a newspaper cartoonist.