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A comic/zine series based on the daily struggles of a Korean-American immigrant woman artist searching for her identity today
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Hello, I’m Eunsoo Jeong, a Los Angeles based artist and creator of Koreangry, a comic/zine series based on my daily struggles as a Korean-American immigrant woman and artist searching for identity in today’s political climate.

Photo Credit- Christopher Lawrence Baird

This Kickstarter project will help me fund a 100 page, fully colored compilation of my Zines 1 through 5, as well as providing me with the chance to print new zines at a bigger scale! These perfect bound booklets and zines will be an excellent companion to travel with, as a coffee table booklet, or just as a fun hilarious gift for your Asian friend (or any woke friends) who can share the inner rage with!

The Koreangry character is my alter-ego, an angrier version of myself with undeniably visible angry eyebrows. She is ruthless, gutsy, bold, and a straight-up "I don't give AF" type of character who speaks her mind. I created a hand-made feel of a world using various materials and placed her in scenarios to make a comic.

SKetch(2016), First Model (2016), Today's 7th Model (2019)
Photo Credit- Christopher Lawrence Baird

I’ve been making these zines since 2016 and this Kickstarter campaign is to fund a perfect-bound (soft cover) book that collects my first five (2016~2018).

Book Cover

Here's a sample page!

Real Fear Comic

The funds will also help me print a larger quantity of the current on-going zines for issues 6 and 7.

Zine Issue 6

Here's a sample page from Zine 6 

Asian American Comic
Zine Issue 7

Here's a sample page from #7!

This short clip shows how I build the armature– Koreangry Process Video 

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Little bit About ME!

Originally from South-Korea, I immigrated to San Francisco in 2001 at age 13. After attending the San Jose State University Animation/ Illustration program, I headed down to Los Angeles to pursue my career in animation. I have since worked as a color artist for multiple projects in the industry. 

This passion project "Koreangry" comic has been very rewarding for me internally. I found an outlet to express my emotion in a comic that brings relief and happiness. I have also learned to appreciate and celebrate my unique immigrant experiences. Through this comic, I have been able to connect to many Korean Americans–as well as Asian Americans–for shared experiences and frustrations. I feel very validated and see the worth in my anger (through comic forms, of course). 

Thank you for supporting my journey!

Risks and challenges

I have been using great local printing place over two years for all my zines. It would be the first time trying the hard-bound style booklets, so it is a new challenge and territory for me to try something new. I trust their quality and service, so I would like to minimize errors by running the first copy and visiting them in person to communicate my needs and desired finished product.

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    Both PDF Koreangry Zine #6 and #7

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    ALL Koreangry PDF Zine Issues #1-#7

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    Physical Zine (#6 or #7) + Sticker

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    Zine Compilation (Issue #1~#5) + Sticker

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    Zine Compilation + Zine 6 & 7 + Sticker

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    Everything above + Handmade Mini-Kimchi

    I will mail you a compilation booklet of Koreangry zine issue 1~5 + Zine #6 + 7, Sticker Sheet and MINIATURE Hand made kimchi jar (1.25" Height)

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    Everything + Custom small miniature prop

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