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通过绘图表达对妻子的爱 “HJ Story”作者携妻来新见粉丝 Andrew Hou to be in Singapore for the first time to meet his fans!

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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。

受本地泡泡茶商和书店的邀请,安德鲁将在本月底首次抵新举行粉丝见面会。平时处事低调的他,在接受记者电邮访问时,再三要求不刊登他与妻子的照片,但笔者最终还是争得同意刊载照片。

安德鲁希望读者可以把重点放在他的绘图上,而不是在他身上,但从字里行间可以感受到他其实是爱妻心切,不希望妻子得到太多不必要的瞩目。

道出情侣间相处的点滴

10年前从电脑科学系转修电子动画,安德鲁毕业后到韩国应征一份电子游戏艺术指导的工作,并在六年前认识了妻子凯特,甜蜜故事就此展开。

他们和一般情侣一样互传亲密短信,聊天和看电影,安德鲁于是突发奇想,把他和当时还是女朋友的互动全部用绘图方式记录下来,并设立面簿专页和众人分享,也造就“HJ Story”的诞生。

目前已有超过47万人按“赞”的“HJ Story”,之所以深受网民的欢迎,除了是绘图可爱逗趣,内容更是道出每一对情侣会经历的酸甜苦辣,让人颇有共鸣。

安德鲁说:“我的创作灵感大多源自与妻子Kate的日常互动。想要画这些绘图,主要是和大家分享我和妻子的故事。我不是一个善于言辞的人,但通过绘画,我可以深刻表达我对她的感恩,这是很多人在生活中常忽略的事。每个故事都是真实发生的,我相信读者们也和我们有同样的经历。”

不说你不知,平时安德鲁的工作是设计复杂且霸气的游戏人物,但为了妻子,他才开始画这些可爱的人物。

其中一个故事说的是,凯特无法认同安德鲁不肯把旧衣服丢掉。安德鲁说:“这个故事相信很多人都经历过,老婆劝说把衣服丢掉,但是我却认为还有价值或不要浪费。”

网友分享爱情故事

这几年下来,安德鲁一共画了近400幅绘图,不少绘图也被集结成书,分三本出版,反响良好。

安德鲁说:“重点在于记载生活。第一本是我和妻子说的一些甜蜜话语,第二本是关于刚结婚的生活,第三本则是婚后生活,有争吵、欢笑和逗趣的事。”

安德鲁不确定之后的方向是怎样的,不过他说:“如果将来有小孩,可能会把插画的重点放在育儿上,也希望孩子可以看一看爸爸画的东西。”

几乎每天,安德鲁都会收到网友们的电邮,很多情侣会分享他们的爱情故事,有些甚至给予爱的鼓励,让他感觉非常温暖。

安德鲁说:“我从这些电邮中,可以感受到他们彼此间的热情,也从中发现原来‘爱’这个东西在世界各地都是一样的,一样地温暖,值得人们去珍惜。”

首次来新  妻子随行

从未来过新加坡的安德鲁,将在本月25日首次会见他的新加坡粉丝。他说:“我只从妻子口中听说新加坡长什么样子,这次可以去,非常开心。”

读者若有兴趣浏览安德鲁的作品,或了解粉丝见面会详情,可上网:www.hj-story.com/。

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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.

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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,#01-172IPEo1ZWK_400x400

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