GQ USA March 2018

I drew a simple, but not SO simple map for GQ’s March 2018 issue! Glad to see the finished layout! 

Thanks AD Martin Salazar!

Today is a Korean holiday, and official school started day is tomorrow.

I’m teaching three classes this semester, and pretty much excited about it! 

Wish me luck! 🙂 

Hello 2018!

January 2018 has only one day left… OMG I can’t belieeeeve.

2018 is year of the Dog that is my year! yay! Especially not just a dog, but it’s a Golden dog! I made a three dog story few years ago, so probably it’s time to get published! 🙂

Here’s my latest works that have been published in Jan & Feb issues. 

In Korea, we have two months of vacations for each, summer and winter.  So that means Jan and Feb are in a winter vacation time. I hope more work to come before school started!

Hope you enjoy! 🙂

 Thanks AD Katie!  Link
Thanks AD Katie! Link

 Thanks AD Victoria! Link
Thanks AD Victoria! Link

The New Creation

It’s already December 2017! I can’t believe time flies sooooooooooo fast! 

I was searching for a good printmaking lab in Seoul for a while, and finally found a small Riso lab in Chungmooro which is the biggest publication area in Seoul. 

For my first Riso book, honestly I was not 100% satisfied, actually somewhat mad…. but I recalled the moment I made the first silkscreen book about 10 years ago. I was so clumsy and full of mistakes and so sad when I saw the results of the silkscreen prints. Even though I felt that I wasted of all the money and time for silkscreen, I didn’t give up. Then few months later, I made a satisfied silkscreen book finally! ( That was ‘Today is Sushi Day’) 

I believe this case is the same. so even though I’m not 100% happy with the results, I’ll never stop and keep doing the Riso! 

This semester has only one week left. I enjoyed so much of teaching for my students and was so glad seeing their better work week by week. 

Hopefully New York doesn’t forget about me as much as I missed the city.

But now I compared the life I had in New York and Seoul, I’d like to say living in Seoul is much better because I’m not a stranger/foreigner/alien in this city that is very important matter for one’s life quality. 

I hope this book became a good start of my NEW printmaking life in Seoul. I used the color of Dark Purple which is the Pantone color of the year for 2018 and also Yellow, which is the Chinese year of the yellow dog for 2018. This is a funny story that the future Adam and Eve met Trump and Kim Jong-Un, then made “the New Creation”. I wanted to criticize the present and future’s important and biggest matters with my humors of drawings based on the stories of the bible. 

Hope you like it! 🙂 

 

Fall 2017

It’s already October! Time flies so fast! 

Here are my latest works and what I’ve been doing. 

Hope you enjoy! 

 Hemispheres Magazine's Sep issue - AD Johanna Lundberg  Link
Hemispheres Magazine’s Sep issue – AD Johanna Lundberg Link
 Final blue pencil sketch! 
Final blue pencil sketch! 

Long time no B&W! For Popular Science‘s Sep/Oct issue! AD Russ Smith 

 This piece was accepted into this year's  Korean Contemporary Printmakers Association 's Competition! My latest printmaking pieces were already exhibited or awarded from others, so I picked an old piece which has never been showing. 
This piece was accepted into this year’s Korean Contemporary Printmakers Association ‘s Competition! My latest printmaking pieces were already exhibited or awarded from others, so I picked an old piece which has never been showing. 
 Students were preparing for wall critiques at my 'Illustration Studio' class in Seoul National Univ. of Science and Technology. 
Students were preparing for wall critiques at my ‘Illustration Studio’ class in Seoul National Univ. of Science and Technology. 

Noah’s Ark

As soon as I returned to my home country from the US, I went to Indonesia to do outreach with my team for 12 days and 10 nights. Our mission was ‘Connect’, and we planned to paint a mural which was Noah’s Ark for their ‘Technical school for the visually impaired’ in Kupang in West Timor. 

So I picked Yellow and Pink as main colors that were not similar to the sky and nature, and made the doors and windows became a part of the ark. 

Total four days, our team were well mingle with local people of Kupang, and successfully finished the mural! I was so glad to help the blind people with my ideas. Even though they couldn’t see anything, I was sure that they felt the warmth. 

It was a great opportunity and experience of my work life, and worth more than any of expensive clients’ assignments. We couldn’t been happier to see their smiley faces about the mural! #firstthingsfirst

 Everyone in front of the Mural! Korea and Indonesia became one! 
Everyone in front of the Mural! Korea and Indonesia became one! 
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WIP

 Finished Mural! 
Finished Mural! 
 At first, the school was ugly green. The primary colors were painted!
At first, the school was ugly green. The primary colors were painted!
 WIP front view. 
WIP front view. 
 Finished front view.
Finished front view.

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 Finally finished! 
Finally finished! 
 Idea sketch 
Idea sketch