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你可能看过他的绘图，甚至转载过他的无数作品。他的面簿页面叫做“HJ Story”，是他的妻子韩文名字的缩写。这位旅居韩国的加拿大自由画家安德鲁（Andrew Hou，35岁），擅长以可爱的电脑绘图，来表达他与韩国妻子凯特（Kate）之间的细腻情感。
Many Facebook users might have shared his digital drawings, or at least browsed them through the news feed. The man behind these drawings, Andrew Hou, 35, is a freelance digital artist based in South Korea. He is known to create fanciful cartoon strips which illustrates his daily life with his wife, Kate.
The Facebook page “HJ Story” which he publishes his cartoon strips at, is also named after his wife’s Korean name. Currently, it has garnered more than 470,000 page likes.
Andrew seldom puts his or his wife’s photo on the Facebook page, neither do they like the personal fame created on the media platforms. He hopes people can focus on his works, instead of his personal life, but I do feel that he’s probably protective of his wife from unwanted attention.
About 10 years ago, Andrew dropped out of Computer Science and took on the path of art. He switched to study and graduated in Classical Animation. Along the way, he learned digital art from his friend and practiced on my own time.
Upon graduation, he went to Korea and worked in the game industry as a concept artist and art director. He left his last company 2 years ago and is currently a full time freelance artist. During his free time, he manages his Facebook page HJ-Story, to record his little moments with his wife.
Andrew said, “HJ-Story is obviously inspired by Kate (my wife), but throughout the years, fans and supporters around the world had also been a major source of inspiration, and more importantly, my big motivation.”
He added that he has has been drawing complex game characters at work, only until he met his wife 6 years ago, then he started on drawing cute digital art characters.
To date, he has published 3 books that complies all his 400-piece of “HJ-Story” artwork. He is hoping to include his wife’s prenatal and postnatal journey in his fourth book, as his wife is expecting a baby this year end.
For his fans, good news! Andrew will be here in Singapore for the first time to meet his fans this week, two of them are in collaboration with the local bookstore Popular, and the other is by Gongcha, a local Bubble tea chain.
安德鲁粉丝见面会 Fan Meet details
· 25 June 2016 @ 12.30pm to 1.30pm | 6月25日（星期六）下午12时30分至1时30分
Popular Tidbits & Stationery Carnival
Suntec City Convention Centre, Level 3 Concourse | 新达新加坡会展中心，3楼Concourse
· 25 June 2016 @ 3.30pm to 4.30pm |6月25日（星期六）下午3时30分到4时30分
Popular Bookstore at NEX | 大众书局，实龙岗nex购物中心，#04-59/60
· 26 June 2016 @ 2pm to 3pm | 6月26日（星期日）下午2时至3时
Gongcha | 贡茶，Novena Square 2，#01-172