It is with a heavy heart I have to report that we have lost one of the Greatest Cartoonists of all time.
According to an announcement on social media, Cartoonist Kim Jung Gi was finishing up his schedule in Europe when he was preparing to go to New York to attend the upcoming Comic Con when he suddenly began to experience chest pains and was taken to a nearby hospital for surgery, but it was too late, as he passed away at age 47.
Kim Jung Gi was born in South Korea. At age 19, he enrolled in a Fine Arts School and majored in Art and Design. He attended Dong-Eui University in Busan for three years and served two years in the South Korean Army as a part of the Special Forces Unit. Kim’s first published work was first featured in Shueisha’s Young Jump Magazine titled Funny Funny. He would later embark on a celebrated career that saw him working on projects for companies such as Image, DC Comics, and Marvel. He also drew illustrations for the Tiger the Long Tail by writer Seung-Jin Park, drawings for Morvan’s SpyGames comics.
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