Summer vacation is almost over!!!

Since I started teaching undergrad students in Seoul, ( we have summer and winter vacations evenly two months each every year) I was looking forward to summer and winter vacations so badly. 

Of course, I really enjoy teaching during semesters, but there’s not much time for myself, so the vacation time became more valuable. 

Thanks to Kookmin Univ for offering faculty and staff only vacation house, so I went to Manlipo there I had so much fun at a beautiful beach at the beginning of July. HOWEVER, right after I came back to Seoul, the weather became crazy hot and Seoul suffered 24 tropical nights in a row and still we can’t live without air conditioners!!! (The weather forced me to go to an indoor swimming pool almost everyday!! now I became a REAL seal. lol) 

Anyways, so I finally found a brand new co-working space in Seoul which is like a trend these days in this city. It is pretty much awesome so far, and made me everyday productive.

I’m teaching printmaking including silkscreen and risograph next semester, so I was so excited, and started linocut in my studio for warming up! ( I’m planning to make 100 works of linocut!) 

I also did the client works with digital media. So here’s my latest works below.

For Cincinnati Mag’s Street food

 The Ringer's  How to Kill Off a Character—and Make Great TV in the Process
The Ringer’s How to Kill Off a Character—and Make Great TV in the Process
 The Ringer's  Going Down? The Art of the Elevator Scene on ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’
The Ringer’s Going Down? The Art of the Elevator Scene on ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’
 For 5280 Mag's hot sauce taste test  Link
For 5280 Mag’s hot sauce taste test Link

Thanks to all the ADs and hope to my creativity is going to be exploded at my new studio! 

Gowanus studio #47!

 The main door of Gowanus Studio!
The main door of Gowanus Studio!
 Here's my space!
Here’s my space!
 Sara's dog Sweetpea was laying down near me.
Sara’s dog Sweetpea was laying down near me.
 Sara drew a map of the neighborhood for me. Loved they have Whole Foods and a big art supply store!
Sara drew a map of the neighborhood for me. Loved they have Whole Foods and a big art supply store!

Dear Doe

I safely got to New York, and was super busy for a week and also tired from jet lag.

I took some Melatonin, but not sure it was really helped me. But now I’m fine! 🙂

The first day,  Aram and I were so great to see each other and super excited we finally became roommates!

Her house was so cozy, and I needed some orientation about the neighborhood.

And the next day, I went to the Gowanus studio in Brooklyn.

I met my studio mates Sara Varon and Aaron Meshon! You already knew how amazing they are, right?

So glad they have dogs, and I met Sara’s dog Sweetpea first and was looking forward to seeing Aaron’s dog Chubu!

This is the first time having a studio in Brooklyn, and I already in love with it!

The life in New York this time is entirely different with the time I spent in Manhattan.

I felt that this summer is going to be unforgettable.

I’ll keep you updated, and take good care of Coco!

Talk soon,

J

GQ USA June issue!

  The Right Way to Get a Tan This Summer
The Right Way to Get a Tan This Summer

Hi Jorge

My favorite season is coming and I’m getting excited day by day!

Here’s the first post of the summer published by GQ USA June issue, and I couldn’t have enjoyed more drawing a giant tanning lobster!

So be careful for your skin this summer! 😉

An epic direction from AD Griffin! Thanks again!

Here’s another exciting news – I’ll spend my summer in NYC, leaving in two weeks! 🙂

Little worried about my painful butt from the FOURTEEN hours flight, but it became normal.

I’ll keep you updated what I’m doing in NYC, and see you real soon!

J

Summer 2015 updates!

IMG_6635 I’m currently staying in Montpellier, France until the end of Summer! My cousin kindly invited me to their vacation house, and I’m so satisfied with my glamorous new studio here! Everything is so different with New York, and the weather is amazingly perfect and never humid! I’m working hard as you see in my messy desk, and of course play hard! 🙂11850571_940284875995072_8799984591561046065_oHere’s PCMA Convene magazine’s August issue! I did the cover, interior and spots for their “Best in Show” 2015. Thanks a lot to AD Alissa! Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 4.48.26 PMI wished to go to beach while I drew this, but now dreams came true! JR-4842-final-spots Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 4.41.52 PM Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 4.42.12 PM Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 4.41.11 PM 88_06_box_1JR-Englandbus-finalEight by Eight’s issue #06 was just out, and I drew the Soccer Coach Roy Hodgson& ‪‎English national team‬ on the English red bus! Thanks Priest & Grace!

JennyCover_onnewsstands JR-Bust-final Bust magazine’s previous issue had my illustration in it about a pet shelter. Thanks AD Lauren! 13fd99c44f3f4965afadbd86c62226ac_huge JR-diaz-final This piece was for Grantland Quarterly issue #12! My illo was about Cameron Diaz‬ & The Other Woman. Thanks AD Juliet!