Taehoon Kim

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Location: Vancouver
Nationality: Canada
Biography: Taehoon Kim (he/him) is a photographer, producer and editor. He is currently a content editor, visuals, with The Globe and Mail. Born in South Korea, he immigrated to Canada when he was six. Taehoon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania... MORE
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Drawing on Heritage
Copyright Taehoon Kim 2022
Updated May 2022
Location Vancouver
Topics Animation, Arts, Culture, Culture stories, Editorial, Education, Film, Race, Representation, School/College
Summary
CapU animation alum JoWayne McFarlane develops new techniques to better represent Black hair in animated productions.
As a child growing up in Jamaica, JoWayne McFarlane was fascinated by cartoons, comics and graphic novels. But while McFarlane loved the art form, they couldn’t help noticing there were no characters that looked like them.

“Not seeing Black characters makes you feel less than,” McFarlane explained. “Like you don’t meet the standards for beauty. You don’t feel part of the community.”

Now an alum of the Capilano University 2D animation program, McFarlane is working with Atomic Cartoons to be part of the solution to better represent characters with African heritage.

Story for Capsule, Capilano University's storytelling project.

Editor, Producer: Taehoon Kim
Producer: Stephanie Townsend
Director: Samuel Johnson
Writer: Shannon Colin
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