Shin Maeng hails from Jersey and New Haven and just started drawing again recently after an eight-year hiatus. He started seeing faces and profiles in knotholes 25 years ago. He draws his inspiration from comic books, the pictures he sees as he prays for his community and the city, and video games.
Shin usually works with his wife Sarah Shin as a combo that likes to draw together. They both have created the collective Shin Happens.