Kim Yeong-man was born in Seoul, and became an illustrator after graduating from college. Following eight years of working on countless children’s magazines, publications, and company promotional materials, he tried designing a game he enjoyed by spontaneously founding an online gaming company with friends. After experiencing different fields, Kim is currently working as the creative director for an advertising agency. From time to time, he enjoys going back to making comics, designs, illustrations, and creative works.
To illustrate Dear Onyang, Kim took into account the wartime background of Korea, and tried to emulate the feeling of seeing an old photo book or movie. Although Dear Onyang is rooted in a painful past, he hopes that its uplifting message leaves readers with a warm memory.