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! 🙂 


New Book project – Urban Jungle Yogini!

This summer, the busiest season I’ve ever had so far in my illustration life, and here’s the one reason that made me busy! – in a happy way!

I just finished my new seventh silkscreen handmade book art directed (for silkscreen) by David Sandlin. It took six weeks, and I made ten copies.

Hope you enjoy and if you are interested in purchasing book or prints, please e-mail me at

oh, don’t forget to see it with 3D glasses!


A yogini is doing handstand acroyoga with a gorilla, so it is supposed to see in the vertical way! 0102030405

Thank you!

It’s happening – J.Roh Printshop!

Screen printing is always fun! And now I’m doing it at my own studio in Queens!


Thanks GOD, I have a tiny walk-in closet, and it perfectly became a dark room for exposing a screen!


Let it dry~


Image should be reverse!


Let it drrryyyy again~!


Ready for ink!


One of my favorite images for NYT Op-Ed Link


Pull pull pull!


The results – 10 prints on the kraft papers and 8 on the bubble envelopes for special gifts maybe?


Wash out everything and let them dry for the next project!


Only one t-shirt! 🙂


Bonus – Woodblock print of my self-portrait! lol

Winter Dreams Series – done!

The first time I did woodcut/ lino cut/ mono print was summer 2008, and I missed doing them while I only focused on screen printing for years.

I had a lot of fun with making them as a series,

and special thanks to one of my amazing print teachers Dominick Rapone.

These are about an ice hockey player’s dream.

#4 – Monoprint

#3 –  Chiencolle Linocut prints

#2 – Linocut

#1 – Woodcut

IPCNY opening – New Prints 2011/Summer

Oh, hello my cow and tree! 😀

Oh, my wine is in this photo!

I went to IPCNY for the summer opening the other day.

I was honored to be in the show this year, and really glad to see other high quality prints with all different kinds of printmaking.

It seemed like my pieces were the only narrative illustration, and others were mostly fine art pieces.

The show motivated me a lot, and I’m planning to try woodcut and others again.

Don’t miss this amazing show! it will run until July 29th.

More info about the show click HERE.

**Special thanks to David Sandlin**