A Korean illustrator who gives comfort and laughter, Keykney.
Blogs, YouTube, SNS, meta, etc. We use a lot of communication through the Internet. These days, it is fashionable to watch short instagram cartoons through social media. As someone who is not sensitive to trends, it is often stressful to learn about these trends as if being introduced. However, looking at the works of Keykney(nickname), an illustrator who serializes comics through Korean Instagram, relieved a lot of stress. When you look at his cartoons, they are always full of humor and full of love, understanding and comfort for the small parts of everyday life.
If you look at his Instagram, he opened his Instagram for the first time in 2018 and promoted that if someone leave a comment, he will draw a cartoon that fits the comment. He said that burnout came after working non-stop as an illustrator for 8 years and drawing pictures.
During the burnout period, he stopped all work and continued to lie in a dark room, only sleeping and going to the bathroom. Then, at the recommendation of his friend, he started to draw and upload pictures little by little on Instagram. He mainly posted a notice that he would draw the moment when he inquired in the comments.
For example, a follower requested, "I keep thinking that I'm lagging behind others, but please express that I'm not like that with a picture."
He responded by posting a picture like the one below.
"We don't know where life is ahead"
And there are many funny scenes. For example, a daughter asked a daddy why the princes in Disney storybooks are foreigners. So, a follower asked him to draw a neighboring country sending the prince. Then he sent the below illustration and answered with "shit, it's a secret!"
One reader requested that she has to been drawn a picture of herself being dashed by many younger men, but very attractive and beautiful.
Next, they asked him to draw a picture of a firefighter putting out a fire in a cool way.
As the accumulated worries disappear, the last word left is the answer to the request to draw what it will be.
It'll pile it up like snow again, but it all melts
In this way, he sympathizes not only with people but also with the minds of things, interprets them with wit and humor, and shows pictures. I'd like to share a day that was brightened up by his subtle emotional expressions and humor.
Myungja Anna Koh