Kim Hoang is a comic artist influenced by shoujo manga, with an indie comics twist. She is a member of Love Love Hill, a Canadian collective of comic artists. For over ten years, they have been independently self-publishing anthologies of short comics, art zines, and minis, all lovingly bound in handmade volumes. Thematically centred around the little whimsical charms in life, they draw and write stories based on elements that they like to read themselves, and they hope other readers will enjoy them equally.
Kim’s work has been toured at a variety of festivals and comic conventions, including the Toronto Comics Arts Festival and the Kaigai Manga Festa in Tokyo. In Montreal, Kim illustrates murals with local students with En Masse pour les Masses, and has taught manga classes at the Visual Arts Centre. Kim also experiments in videogames, notably creating “Blush or Burn” (a competitive 2P dating sim) in Pixelles Incubator 2, and co-creating “Mouffe”, a game in a tent played with a blanket controller, made as a part of the Critical Hit 2014 incubator. Kim has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University.