Lots of things to blog!

I can’t believe it’s already December 2014, and I became one year older than three weeks ago!!!! Oh my…!!

So I needed to grow up more than the rest years I spent in my life, and illustration is still an essential part of why I living. Coooooool…Thanks.!

Here’s the Nov and early Dec updates, enjoy! shameless_atapwy


A series illo for Seattle Met Magazine’s ‘Shameless in Seattle’ section. I think every Dec issue they have this series. Honorably this year I illustrated! Check out the funny stories here

Thanks AD Sara!


One Friday afternoon, I wanted to off the day early and take the 4pm yoga class. So I took a train to the UES where my beloved yoga studio located.  Few stops later, Matt asked me to do an illo for rush Op/Ed that finals by 7 to 7:30 that day.

I was thinking a bit, and took the opposite line of train and ran back home. Super thrilled moments! haha I thought helping NYT was more worth than one class of yoga. And here’s the result. Link

Thanks AD Matt!


I’ve been a big fan of David Chang maybe since I noticed there’s lots of notable KoAmerican people existed in where I live. And finally I drew him for GQ’s November issue!

I’ll give a credit to AD Chelsea for this great idea! Actually David Chang really kicked a turkey in his video. Link


This illo was super funny that gave me a chance to join the TinderLand! lol Link

Thanks AD Barbara!




On Nov 4th, SVA MFA Illustration department where I graduated three years ago had a ‘We tell stories’ show. Fun talking with old classmates, and good to see all the teachers! The picture shows a random guy, Aram Kim (Class of 2014), David Sandlin and I. Thanks for having Miss Eggplant in the Catalog!


So Aram and I’s November collaboration is here. This story is about when the star looks so big from the far, but it was disappointed when I got closer.


I recently moved to Queens for having my own work studio and home. And here’s the nothing fancy start of my big dream!

Happy early Christmas!!

Autumn 2014 illos!

JR-GW-final03 IMG_2746For the NY Times Op-Ed. Thanks Nathan! Link


Billy Beane in Wizard of OZ for San Francisco Magazine’s October issue. Thanks Pete! Link

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Style section portraits for Departures Magazine. Thanks Cindi!

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I drew Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s mentor Bayard Rustin for ‘The Who, the What and the When’ book by Julia Rothman and her team.


For upcoming Grantland Quarterly issue #12. Thanks always Juliet!


Bonus – Ms. Eggplant’s costume of this Halloween!

Hello Fall!

To celebrate NYC Honey week, my poster for Rockaway Summer became a six square feet photo booth at Rockaway Beach 97th! I just simply drew a bee for it, and people made look even better and fun!

See all the photos HERE. Thanks again to Giovanna!

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‘Barn to Bun’ for Atalnata Magazine’s September issue!


Two Numbers section illo for Newsweek.


NYT Travel section illo. Glad to work again with AD Shannon!

BluecokeBonus – A blue coke for Miss Eggplant!

Will Snakes Inherit the Earth? – NY Times Sunday Review


So, Here’s a piece of last week’s Sunday Review.

I got so many compliments about the piece, and some nice people enquired to purchase the prints.

Here’s one of the quotes –

“I absolutely love your artwork, especially this painting, which is fantastic. It knocked my socks off!”

Thanks to AD Erich Nagler

I’ve only got one week left to stay in Korea.

See you next week New York! Stay safe during Hurricane Sandy!