Illustration // Thursday, August 22, 2013
Hellen Jo was born in Starkville, Mississippi in 1983. She ended up in San Jose, California and spent her early years studying for the SATs and devotedly attending orchestra rehearsals. Hellen moved to Berkeley in 2001 to attend the University of California, and discovered comics and zines that influenced her enough to set off on her own path as an illustrator for her own narrative renderings.
Erotica // Saturday, August 17, 2013
Hellen Jo did some awesome illustrations for this article about female masturbation written by Kate Carraway for Vice. The illustrations confront several familiar scenarios that can satisfy-- or not -- your lady-needs, including the ever-lovely image of a flowerbud oepning, the dilemma of achieving the O on a subway, passing out because it takes too long and a huge, amazing vibrator. Hellen Jo is a favorite in our illustration dept. for her badass depictions of asian street girls, here's a great slot (heh) for her to fit into the erotica section.