kiyong kim

writer | artist | director | animator


I’m a writer and artist from Los Angeles.

I was born in Korea and grew up in Los Angeles before going to art school in Boston. I studied Illustration at the Massachusetts College of Art, and took creative writing classes at Emerson College.


Once I decided to focus on television writing, I was accepted into the NBC Writers on the Verge program, the Nickelodeon Writing Program, and the CAAM Fellowship.

I also teach an online TV writing workshop.

With the scripts they wrote in my workshop, writers have gone on to place in the ABC Disney Writing Program, the WB Writers Workshop, the CBS Writers Mentoring Program, Scriptapalooza, and the Austin Film Festival.

I have a blog about writing and my other creative pursuits.


Animated Sphinx Character Rig


Animated Sphinx Character Rig

Here’s another character from the animated web series I’ve been working on. This was a challenging character to rig because she has 4 legs, a tail, and wings in addition to a normal head. It was worth the work though, because now I can easily pose and animate her from different angles. I started this […]


Making an Animated Web Series


Making an Animated Web Series

I’m taking a year long sabbatical to work on personal creative projects, and my main project is working on an animated web series. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for years, so it’s really exciting that I’m actually getting to do it now. I know a lot of writers that are interested in doing an […]

I’m taking a year long creative sabbatical

It’s been a while since I updated my blog. So I quit my job, sold almost everything I had, and decided to travel overseas for a year to take a creative sabbatical. I talk about it here. I’ve been making videos of my projects and my travels, so you can subscribe on YouTube, and follow […]

2017 Writing Program Notifications

(updated 12/09/17) It’s that time of year again, and notifications have started! Please let me know if you hear any news, and check the comments for updates I may not have posted yet. THE BIG TV WRITING PROGRAMS NBC Writers on the Verge The writers have been chosen, and rejection letters sent out. Congrats to Amy! […]

my interview on Pulling Your Hair Out

I was on my friend Richard’s podcast, Pulling Your Hair Out, where he interviews writers on their process. Check out my interview here. In the interview, I mention how I write in my bed and bought a specific laptop stand just for that purpose. It took me months to find one that would do what […]


I graduated with honors with a degree in illustration. Here are some drawings.

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I make movies.

I’ve written and directed short films that have won contests, played at festivals, and have been licensed for distribution.

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Check out my Instagram with photos of my art, animation, and travels.