We had the good fortune of connecting with Treasure Park and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Treasure, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I’ve been drawing since I was a child and never thought of myself having a different career. Bringing something to life on canvas was the most satisfying and fascinating thing for me. For that reason, I live to be an artist.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Since I was very little, I have always loved to read books with pictures. It all started with a love for children’s books and then discovering comic books. When reading those books, I started to develop picture books by myself and I still remember little me trying to find a way to bind the paper so I could draw on it. Looking back, I fell in love with making these storybooks especially comic books after growing up.
However, it wasn’t easy for me to decide and accept that I wanted to become a comic artist. People around me were always supportive but I hesitated until the last year of college.
Now, I specialize as a webcomic artist. In my opinion, the webcomic industry is a different and thriving format for comics. Instead of having a paper book, webcomics are dedicated to reading online so you scroll continuously to read. I loved the idea of getting a long canvas to draw on and won’t get limited to a single page.
When I graduated from Art Center College of Design, I decided to have my portfolio focus on a webcomic dear to my heart. Thankfully, WEBTOON believed in my comic and contracted me to work with them. With everything leading up to this moment, this was the most epic opportunity to show my work on one of the biggest webcomic platforms.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Most of my friends are artists as well so I would take them on a local cafe date. Since we usually work from home, this helps us get a change in environment and refresh ourselves with good coffee.
Everyone deserves a treat yourself day and I do that by window shopping. HomeGoods is my Target to check out the furniture I wish I had.
Also, I got into photography recently so I enjoy hiking and taking nature photos.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate this interview to my teacher, Mrs. Oh. If it weren’t for her coming into my life at a young age, I probably wouldn’t be where I’m at artistically.
As a kid, I remember she would come to my house almost every week to tutor and encourage any drawing ideas. She taught me how to brainstorm my thoughts and helped me to have a different perspective on art until now.