Kim Jung Gi, the celebrated South Korean cartoonist, died of a 'sudden' heart attack on Monday at the age of 47 while in Paris for an exhibition of his work. .
Gone too soon: Kim Jung Gi, the celebrated South Korean cartoonist, died of a 'sudden' heart on Monday at the age of 47 while in Paris for an exhibition of his work.
Born in 1975 in the province of Kyongki-Do South Korea, the lifelong artist officially began his career at the age of nineteen by attending Dong-Eui University in Busan before serving two years in the South Korean Army's Special Forces Unit. .
Kim eventually got his start drawing for South Korean comic books before he created his own publication called Tiger the Long Tail. .
Famous for his live drawing sessions, the master artist attracted large crowds by drawing incredibly detailed scenes on blank canvases, often without any images for reference
Military man: Kim spent two formative years in the South Korean Army's Special Forces Unit and he developed his prodigious memory by memorizing every detail of the many weapons and vehicles he came in contact with on a daily basis
The creator of Tiger the Long Tail has left behind a vast collection of work, including six original sketchbooks, countless contributions to popular comic books and graphic novels, and a library of viral drawing videos