Interview

How To: Prepare for and Pass the Epik Interview

Before I get started, I want to make it clear that I'm not just going to tell you exactly what happened in my interview, because that doesn't seem fair. What I can do is tell you all the dumb things I wish I hadn't done and the useful things I wish I had done, in hopes that you will have a better time of it than I did.

First off, make sure Skype works on whatever computer you plan to be in front of during the interview. I know this seems obvious, but trust me on this one: check and double check so there won't be any unforeseen technical difficulties. You know what they say about people who assume.


UKHIP: Not Who You Think They Are

Recently as I was flicking through Facebook I saw that someone had shared a link to a UKIP story. Initially I thought that this was just some idiot sharing right-wing drivel, and so I was about to swipe it away in disgust when I noticed that it was Strike, an anarchist magazine I follow, that had posted it.


Documenting Dokdo: 10 Questions with Matthew Koshmrl

Do you know Dokdo?

If you’ve ever spoken to one of the locals in South Korea, chances are you will have been asked that very question. In case you don’t know what Dokdo is I’ll explain it very briefly: It’s an island that both Japan and South Korea lay claim to. It floats about in the Sea of Japan, which Korea would like to be called the ‘East Sea’. Technically the uninhabited island is Korean territory, but the Japanese – who called it Takeshima – occasionally reassert it has always belonged to them even before the colonisation of Korea.


Rebranding Freddie: From Korean Adoptee to Swedish Design Star

A casual glance at 32-year-old Swedish branding-design mastermind Fredrik (Freddie) ֖st and one would hardly label him a Swede. His smallish frame, long black hair, and Asian eyes place him from this part of the world.

Born somewhere in South Korea, sometime in July 1981 to unknown parents, his entrance into the world contrasts the style and flair of the man now. Not long after birth, he was found wrapped up and abandoned in a police station; a discarded infant, barely a few days full of breath. He was sent to an orphanage to await his fate as an international adoptee. A few months later, he was sent to Sweden, as two new parents awaited anxiously.


MMPK Groove Magazine Article

At the tail end of 2014 we were approached by Groove Korea who had an interest in what we are up to.


Korea's Mythical Murals: An Interview with Michael Roy

Michael Roy, who also goes by the moniker “Birdcap” is an American street artist and illustrator that hails from the southern state of Mississippi (also home to yours truly.) Although he is no longer living in Korea, he quite literally left his mark on the streets of the East Asian nation while he was working here as an English teacher and an artist.

Roy, who sees the beauty in the “active ruins” of the city’s forgotten neighborhoods of the past, in a city of the future, has created a unique contrast with his whimsical murals and colorful graffiti, which often incorporates Korean imagery and language. He notes, “In an age of such eclectic materialism and with an ever-increasing variety of digital media and sources, I have found in the raw physicality of buildings, a sobering vestige of site and memory.”

Ben Heine: Penciling in Seoul

Multidisciplinary artist Ben Heine has been on the radar of art enthusiasts and contemporary artists alike for a few years now. He has proved himself to be one of the more unique artists of the decade with his unique ability to mix traditional mediums to create modern, visually striking images. In addition to photography and drawing, he's also a musician.

On Press Freedom

 

Roboseyo has a good post up about press freedom in Korea on his blog which I’d recommend to you.


Travel Auteurs Interviews the Red Dragon Diaries on Blog Talk Radio

Recently I was contacted by Rich Gedney of Travel Auteurs on YouTube about a new project of his.  Rich had asked if he could interview me on Blog Talk Radio about my life teaching English in Korea as an expat.

Travel Auteurs is a new project where YouTubers from around the world are interviewed about their lives relating to filmmaking for their respective channels.


김형태 Hyung-Tae Kim Interview at NCsoft “Blade & Soul” studio

Meet the super-star Korean Artist Hyung-Tae Kim! 

If you are a player of games such as Magna carta, War of Genesis, or just have a fondness for beautiful character art overall, chances are you have at least come across some of 김형태 Hyung-Tae Kim‘s beautiful art before!

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