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Chris W. Kim

Chris W. Kim is an illustrator and comics artist from Toronto. He is a graduate of the OCAD University in Toronto. His comics art has appeared in many issues of the e-first comics magazine Sequential.

Fiction (Graphic novel)


N.S.: Conundrum Press, 2023.
forthcoming May 2023

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

The residents of an isolated village in a dreamlike world scavenge for supplies in the surrounding forest, collecting scattered items left over from a time long past. No one strays far from this community, fearing what may lie beyond it. When they find a stack of notebooks by an unknown author, a young villager becomes obsessed with their contents. She sets out on a quest to find the writer. As she ventures into the unknown, she discovers a world both barren and increasingly complex. The closer she gets to her goal, the more she realizes that the encounter she’s been seeking probably won’t be what she wanted.

In Adherent, Chris W. Kim (Herman by Trade, Strays) brings us a fabular tale that examines the ways we connect—and the ideas and places we value—in our own increasingly disconnected world.

Fiction (Graphic novel)

Herman By Trade

London: SelfMadeHero, 2017.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Ma misses the sun, warmth and colors of their faraway homeland, but her daughter sees magic in everything — the clouds in the winter sky, the “firework” display when she throws an armful of snow into the air, making snow angels, tasting snowflakes. And in the end, her joy is contagious. Home is where family is, after all.

Herman is an introverted and unambitious street cleaner, his life as predictable as it is dull. Or so it seems to those he works with on the city’s waterfront. In fact, Herman is creative, curious and complex. What’s more, he has a remarkable hidden talent: the ability to transform his appearance at will.

An open casting call sees the city swept up into a frenzy of creative ambition. As a queue forms along the waterfront, Herman is emboldened to perform. But his decision to enter the audition room brings his creative and professional lives into conflict, and the consequences are irreversible.

Beautifully drawn, Herman by Trade is a captivating graphic novel about art, identity and making room for self-expression.

Fiction (Graphic novel)


London: SelfMadeHero, 2021.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

A young man fleeing a disaster comes to live in the city with his sister, making ends meet by taking a job as a delivery man… only to encounter a flood of old friends and acquaintances on his daily route. At first elated by the company of these waifs and strays, he finds that their desperation for work begins to trouble his conscience – but what happens when you can’t help everyone? In his distinctively detailed graphic style, Chris W. Kim presents an elusively disquieting parable of modern isolation, and of the ties that bind – or fail to bind – society together.


Chris W. Kim personal website

Publisher Conundrum Press

Publisher SelfMadeHero