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.
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.
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).
Here's a sample page!
The funds will also help me print a larger quantity of the current on-going zines for issues 6 and 7.
Here's a sample page from Zine 6
Here's a sample page from #7!
This short clip shows how I build the armature– Koreangry Process Video
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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