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Black Eye

Character & Graphic Illustrator

BLACK EYE is a character brand created in June 2019 by

New Zealand-based graphic illustrator, Ji Yeon Kim.


BLACK EYE aims to produce original character merchandise and illustrations that walks the middle line between the fantastical and mundane while presenting often controversial/taboo/uncomfortable themes in a generally non-confrontational way; opinionated, but non-aggressive.


Some reoccurring themes explored are (but not exclusive to) androgyny, alienation, humanism, human idealism, fatality, and societal decay.

Despite the themes in my artwork, I am actively against war and violence. It's a true failure and shame of humanity, and that war should be kept as tragedies of the past, not a foundation for our future.

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Upcoming Events

DOKOMI Düsseldorf - Table 3G68

The Trade Fair Düsseldorf

2024, June 28 - 30

ANIME EXPO Los Angeles - Table G36

Los Angeles Convention Center - Kentia Hall

2024, July 4 - 7

SMASH Sydney - Table N16

ICC Sydney Exhibition Center

2024, July 20 - 21

Anime NYC - Table TBA

Jacob Javits Convention Center

2024, August 23 - 25

ARMAGEDDON Auckland (Spring)

Auckland Showgrounds

2024, October 25 - 28

SUPANOVA Brisbane - Table TBA

Brisbane Convention & Entertainment Centre

2024, November 9 - 10

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