Asia sometimes seems to have more cartoon characters than actual humans. I didn’t realize just how deep this craze ran until I made my first visit to Asia to stay with a friend in South Korea back in 2009. There were cartoons on bus stops. Warning signs. Construction notices. The DMZ. Nothing makes a construction site seem happy and inviting like a cartoon, right?
This sign was at a temple, of all places.
If Yogi wore proper footwear, perhaps slipping and falling wouldn't be a problem.
The official public transit cartoon welcomes you to this bus stop.
The DMZ is heavily guarded by both human and cartoon officers.
It's a giant mushroom in the middle of a traffic circle. I don't get it.
This is a "Black Crunch Bar", complete with "Black Boy" and "Black Girl" cartoons. I was floored.
My friend's t-shirt. Finally, a REAL cartoon.