Nobody does funny, angsty comics quite like Derek Kirk Kim. Some goodies of his include:
- My Sistine Chapel, in which a young Derek learns that comic-drawing skills and doing girls favours will not necessarily get you a girlfriend
- The Shaft and Ungrateful Appreciation, two stories about his experiences as an English teacher in Korea.
- More dramatic works like Pulling and Super Unleaded
If I ever wanted to put out Worst Date Ever in comic form, I’d hire Derek to draw it.
Derek’s best-known work is Same Difference, a serialized comic starring the outgoing and exuberant Nancy, and Simon, the overly-angsty sombre geek. You can read the whole thing online and you can also buy it in book form. It’s a great read.
Derek’s latest work, The Ten Commandments of Simon, features Simon from the aforementioned Same Difference. In it, Simon dispenses the secrets to becoming a 29-year-old virgin. Part one, with the first five commandments, is currently available; part two should be coming soon.