SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The famous South Korean cartoonist Lee Hyun-se decided to teach his cartooning techniques to an artificial intelligence (AI).
Comics publisher Jaedam Media Co. has announced that it has signed a deal with the legendary 66-year-old cartoonist to develop AI technology for the production of cartoons and webtoons.
After establishing a dedicated technology development team, the company will carry out the process of refining and labeling Lee’s cartoons, the equivalent of approximately 4,174 books created over the past 44 years, and will store as data for AI learning.
After applying the data to the AI, the company will extract new data.
“Screentone, a technique in which background effects are cut and pasted, was developed in the era of paper comics. 3D tools emerged in the era of digital comics,” Lee said.
“Whenever new techniques emerged, there was concern that the draftsmen might die out, but eventually they overcame all the challenges.”
He pointed out that AI will eventually position itself as a new creative tool for designers.
Kevin Lee ([email protected])