“When I decide what to draw, I think about what. And then I create another me in my mind. Another me, a.k.a. mini-me, will be travelling through the space of what I want to draw. … Now, I send a bunch of my mini-mes all over the space to find the best suited location for me to draw. Which perspective should I use? Where is the coolest angle or composition with the most impact?”
Absurd to see that kind of detail emerge like that.
According to his Facebook:
> It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you of the sudden passing of Kim Jung Gi. After finishing his last schedule in Europe, Jung Gi went to the airport to fly to New York, where he experienced chest pains and was taken to a nearby hospital for surgery, but sadly passed away. October 3, 2022 After having done so much for us, you can now put down your brushes. Thank you Jung Gi. October 5, 2022 Hun Jin Kim If you wish to send a note or a drawing to his family, please send it to [email protected]
> Like if you saw your favourite band improvise their next #1 hit song from scratch live on stage on their first try. Like an author sitting down and reciting an unwritten novel from start to finish. Absolute unthinkable skill.
Wiki entry for those, like me, unsure who Kim Jung GI is.
He was everything I loved growing up - robots, samurai, mech all the anime I've watched. He was so talented at multiple genres, could draw architecture or portraits of people with equally refined and masterful skill.
He was the artist's artist, in a world full of artists, where people don't recognize individual artists anymore like back in the day with Da Vinci, Van Gogh, etc. Even though many of the artists in history were only celebrated well after their death. Glad, Kim Jung Gi, got the recognition he deserved while he was at his prime. He still had so much to offer, and I hate that he left the world too soon due to a stupid heart attack. I really want to discuss the solutions that we currently have and what people are working on to combat heart attacks in the future, and to be able to prevent them. It was so sad and devastating to have a loss of such proportions. His talent was immeasurable, but a genius or prodigy is apt. RIP Master Kim.
If inclined, please check out his sketchbooks, they are ~$100, and are worth every penny. 100's of amazing detailed sketches found. Also some are erotic, or NSFW for sure haha, as KJG was a tad crazy.
Also, people should know he was the nicest, most humble person ever. Always up for a photo with a fan or ready to sketch/sign for them. I was lucky to get a photo with him, and as always he is smiling pointing to me as if I'm "The Man" but Master Kim you are, and everyone knows it, and will cherish your art for ad infinitum. Rest easy Master Kim. Thoughts and Prayers for his family, and loved ones.
Absolute loss. I don't know if it was a heart attack or maybe a pulmonary embolism... he had covid before and I think the long flights might have been taking a toll.
And now his prints are of course ... out of print.
I'm not saying I need a numbered and signed limited print like The Tigers New Clothes  but it would be nice with maybe just a regularly, unsigned, unnumbered poster on my wall.
Are there any for sale?
What to do with this information? I don't know. Maybe work on cardio, stop coffee?.
Edit: Photo Credit to @Leah617
Kim Jung Gi, acclaimed comic book artist, has died
>no mention of Diabetes.
KJG had Type 2 Diabetes for some time now, due to bad nutrition - he mentioned that he would excessively drink coke and eat junk food as he drew, and he drew a lot.
This isn't some widowmaker heart attack stuff that people are pushing here. He was in danger zone for awhile. Watching an interview with him would be monumentally insightful.
@dang why is this comment flagged - it's pretty important people know the underlying mortality cause here?