Friday, July 4, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Art prints on sale at Blue Bird Coffee Shop

Blue bird is a cute coffee shop in Lower East Side, New York with excellent coffee and pastries. They are currently exhibiting my art prints, postcards, birthday cards and comics and it'll be up for the summer. All the art in display are on sale with limited stock. If you are in need of high quality prints to brighten up your wall or special birthday cards for your loved ones, check out Blue bird and enjoy art while sipping their highly recommended coffee!

Blue bird is located on  72 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003 
Open daily Monday - Friday 8 am - 7 pm, Saturday -Sunday 9 am - 7 pm

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Drunk Lady Summer!

Ch√Ęteau Bertinerie, 2013 Savingnon Blanc $12
So the day I’ve been waiting for has finally arrived and I moved in with my dear old friend Becky in Montreal for the summer! The first thing we did was to check out the glorious jean talon market and stock up on cheese and wine- like all classy lady should!
This was the first bottle of wine to be consumed in chez nous. It went down very dry and smooth, the entire bottle was gone before we knew it. I’m not a big fan of the sweet wine so this did the trick. I wish it had more flavor in the end note, but not bad for a casual day drinking. I have a feeling we’ll be drinking at least a bottle of wine a day between us and thought why not write about it?
Hence the drunk lady summer blog was born:
There’s a random piano in front of our apartment that is free for anyone to play. Sometimes we get pretty good live music.

A Song of Fire and Ice: Daenerys Targaryen

I’ve moved to Montreal for the summer and seeing the incredible talents at Studio Lounak made me want to draw something for fun. I’ve been catching up on the 4th season of Game of thrones and it inspired me to draw one of my favorite characters, Daenerys Targaryen. I inked it on Manga studio and colored in Photoshop. I did two versions of colors for fire and ice. I’ve always pictured Dany on the wall someday, destroying the white walkers with her dragons and she and Jon snow will rule the world with Tyrion as their Hand. Is that too much of a happy ending to ask for in the world of Game of thrones? One can only hope. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sneak Peek: "Why Oh, Why Alabama" (work in progress)

I've been thinking about doing a graphic memoir about my move from Seoul, Korea to Huntsville Alabama in 1995 for about a year. And I've finally finished writing the draft last month. It was a trip down the memory lane for sure, looking though old letters, dairies, school documents and journals. Some of them made me laugh, some of them made me cry. So much happened during that one year. It wasn't easy to make a cohesive story out of all the jumble of information and memories. But now I have a good map to make this project come to life.

This is my first time making a graphic novel, and the task seems monumental, especially because I want it to be hand colored and lettered. But I'm very excited to have a story that I can be passionate about and to explore different ways to use the language of comics to convey my story effectively. One of the main focus of my memoir is about isolation and confusion caused by the language barrier.  It'll be an interesting challenge to draw and I'm already full of ideas how to express it in the way only comic can. Fingers crossed I'll be able to make it happen the way I imagined them on the pages.

Diary tune 2014 album cover illustration