TK Kim
is an illustrated book that explores different kinds of fears and ways to overcome them.

Children's Publishing

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I wanted to give courage to the people who feels trapped by fears. So I created a fictional story of a timid girl who has never left her little cabin. She is afraid of the unfamiliarity aka the outside world. And the story is about the girl going on a journey to become fearless. The book talks about many different types of fears and especially a fear of losing loved ones and how to overcome them.

How was the illustration used:
The illustrations are intended for the children's book but the story will touch all age groups.

How did you make this work:
After hand drawn sketches and rough layouts are complete, I lined and colored illustration digitally using adobe photoshop. Only 2 color were selected for the entire series; Pantone U116 (warm yellow) and K100 (black). I wanted to create high contrast images by limiting color choices. Black represents fear while yellow represents encouragement.

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California Institute of the Arts
Experimental Animation (BFA)
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Currently Based:
Seoul, South Korea

My name is TK Kim and I majored in experimental animation in CalArts located in California, USA. After graduating college, I came back to Korean and started to self publish picture books in 2020 through Korean crowd funding websites. I love creating and developing contents in multi mediums, both animation and a book.