I am the author and the illustrator for Cook Korean!: A Comic Book With Recipes, a New York Times bestseller cookbook graphic novel. I was born in South Korea and moved to the United States when I was fourteen. After graduating from RISD, I've been working as a freelance cartoonist and an illustrator in NY and Washington DC. I am currently working on a memoir graphic novel about my immigration experience from Seoul, Korea to Huntsville, Alabama.
My mission as an artist is to share my cultural and personal experiences through comics. Aside from drawing comics, I have been giving numerous talks and cooking demos to share my knowledge and love for Korean food culture around the United States.
If you would like to have me come to your event and speak about Korean food culture, do a book signing and a cooking demo, contact me .
As much as I love to draw, I love to eat. My plan is to travel to new places around the world and taste their food and draw comics about them. There is really no food that I wouldn't try at least once in my life. I don't have a sweet tooth though. I always go for bacon over baked goods.
If you are a chef, a restaurateur or a food journalist who would like to work with me, contact me.
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