March 2nd is the first day of the spring semester start date in Korea. (Korea has Spring and Fall semesters only, spring semester called 1st semester, and fall called 2nd. We have summer and winter breaks for 2 months each.)
Before I started the semester, I got a job from LA Times about ” Why does dating at 67 feel like high school all over again?” by Martha Carr. The story was hilarious, and I could capture the feelings clearly. Martha, the author, left me a thank note after it was published. – so lovely of her! 🙂
This semester is pretty exciting because I’m taking a Printmaking class and Art & law class from Seoul National Univ., where I am currently pursuing a doctoral degree. I’ve wanted to learn more about Art’s law, especially in the past years, while working with hundreds of clients. – so hopefully, it helps!
Oh, you might wonder about what’s my new zine’s doing. The zines are sold at some independent bookstores in Korea. Also, for the States, it was supposed to be sold at Desert Island Brooklyn. However, the package was not delivered properly, so I’m still waiting to solve the problems… – (Please ask Gabe!) – Updated on 3/10/2021 Problem solved! Go and get my new zines at Desert Island Brooklyn! 🙂
Anyways, so here’s the book store list where you can find my “The Fairy and the Fried Shrimp” (I didn’t know Korea has sooooooooo many independent book stores before I made the zines.)
It has been about a year when I decided to make a 16 pages mini-comic zine, and it took exactly one year to came out! I could say that this work began with Covid19 even though the story was nothing related to the virus.
The Fairy and the Woodcutter is a famous traditional Korean folktale. Still, I found there was a lot to think about in the story. So using my new characters, I made a parody. See descriptions HERE
It was my second time making zines in Korea. This time, the zines were produced in a limited number of 100 editions by an expert printer, Corners, in Seoul. – Thanks a lot for the help! 🙂
The sewing machine-stitched 180mm x 253mm booklet used four-colors as Medium Blue, Aqua Blue, Fluo Pink, and Yellow.
Due to Covid 19, there’s only a limited international shipping service I could use. Still, you can purchase the zines directly from me through my SHOP.
Hope you enjoy my new zines! Oh, and I LOVE fried shrimp as much as YOU! 🙂
A collaborative work with Yongin Cultural Foundation. 2020 is the third year of the Art Truck Live concert, and this year’s theme is ‘Autumn Spirit.’ You can see the three steps of my illustrations – rough idea sketches – tightened sketches – finals. I like how they did the final layouts. The concert will be held at Yongin Mireu Stadium on Nov 6th, 2020.