Derek Kirk Kim was born
in Kumi, South Korea in 1974, and has been writing and
drawing as far back as he can remember. He came to the
United States when he was 8, leaving behind a deceased
father. He studied at the Academy of Art in San Francisco
and immediately began a career in comics upon leaving.
Since then he has been serializing deeply personal,
poignant, and often hilarious short stories at his website,
Most recently, Kim released
a book collecting many of the aforementioned short stories
entitled, Same Difference and Other Stories to
much critical and popular acclaim. In the same year,
he won the prestigious Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Awards.
Tune is the title of his most recent webcomic.
Derek Kirk Kim appears
Into Digital Comics and his work on Duncan's
Difference and Super
Unleaded is also featured in the film.