Andrew Lum is trying to turn his character "Kibun" into a series of plush toys. Kibun is a character that will be featured in many series, stories and artwork. His cute apperance almost gives him a childlike nature, but Lum says there is actually a mature tone to Kibun, one of his recognizable traits is his somewhat serious demeanor. Kibun doesnt feel or show and emotion, hence the name Kibun meaning "to feel".
"I took a several year hiatus from making art, and this character is what was able to bring back my passion for art and craft. It is something that will remain a part of me, for the rest of my life." - Andrew
As of right now Kibun is a plush toy. His size is about 9x9x7 inches. The outside of him is covered with a high quality velboa fabric. and his insides are filled with vinyl foam. He is said to feel soft on the surface and spongy when you squeeze him.
Here are some excerpts from the first chapter of the Kibun storybook.
Kibun is a drop that falls from the sky and lands in the ocean.
He rises to the surface, and appears for the first time.
Suddenly, he is knocked over by something...
He's lost his heart!
Kibun makes an effort to reclaim the heart, but it slips away from him. Thus, he begins a journey to find it.
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