iKON dazzlingly beautiful in DAZED Korea

 

 

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Dazed Korea has released iKON’s pictorial on its Instagram for its September issue. The pictorial spread like a wildfire among iKONICS and we were stunned. Now you have to understand iKONICS, we are not used to boys being styled to look this slick, smooth and all around gorgeous. Their pictorials in Dazed so far were on the weird, unique and edgy side so it is understandable that this left us breathless.

iKON X Calvin Klein Jeans pictorial has the boys featuring Calvin Klein’s new executive director Raf Simons’s first jeans and underwear line. The photo shoot has a definite “Rebel Without a Cause ” feel, exuding a youthful and wild but still classic vibe.

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Photo Credits: Dazed Korea

It seems not only iKONICS were left breathless as many news articles cropped up on the pictorial.

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Translation of chosun.com article

 

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Noona fans seem to really appreciate this pictorial looking at chosun.com article demographics.

Links to other articles:

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September issue will also have Jinhwan’s individual pictorial making it a real treat for the iKONICS.

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Photo credit: Dazed Korea

 

Now, I did save the best for last.

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Photo Credit: Dazed Korea

 

 

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iKON tops Oricon Weekly for the Third Time in a Row!

iKON have topped Japan’s Oricon Weekly Album’s Chart for the third consecutive time!


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After proving their overwhelming international popularity by ranking #1 in Oricon charts first with their debut album “Welcome Back,” then with their consecutive Japanese release, the single album “DUMB&DUMBER,” – iKON hit no 1 again with their new mini album “New Kids: Begin” managing to officially establish a chart topping streak in the 2nd biggest music market in the world! 
No wonder they were Japan’s 2016 Rookies of the Year!
The new mini album achieved first place in the weekly chart on August 22nd. Ever since its release on the 16th, the album has received plenty of love topping various charts and selling out of stores quickly.
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After wrapping up their Korean promotions with double title-track “B-Day” and “Bling Bling”, iKON is set to continue touring in Japan with 22 concerts. Their Dome Tour is scheduled to begin in September.

Congratulations to iKON’s on their continuing amazing achievements!

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iKON fan art, breathtakingly beautiful

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Do I have a treat for you guys! This time our fan art series has an honor to introduce Yokogamasy, the author of some of the most emotionally charged fan art out there. I remember when I saw her fan art for the first time; it literally took my breath away. After that I saw she had a collaboration with a favorite fan fiction writer of mine in the plans and I just had to get my hands on it. Let me just say this, if you are a DoubleB shipper you need their comic book “Ghost Inhale” in your life. She manages to capture the feel and atmosphere of iKON boys to such perfection that you feel like you are privy to a private moment between them.

How did you become an iKONIC?

I became iKONIC while I was painting “Ghost Inhale” comic; I became attached to these guys a lot and began to follow their activities.

Oh, wow! That is different. Usually fangirling comes first than the art, but for you it was the other way around. Now that you are a fan what is your favourite iKON song or a moment?

All of their songs are so nice and my most favourite is B-Day. This song cheers up me a lot.

How did you become an iKON fanartist?

During my work with fan fiction writer ZombieCheeze I found a great muse, ZombieCheeze! She really loves iKON and arts and always gives huge support to all my iKON artwork. And of course all of the guys are very beautiful and aesthetic so it’s a pleasure for me to paint them.

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ZombieCheeze’s fanfiction is amazing and I can easily see how her writing could get someone interested in iKON.  I can say the same for your art. It is very engaging and sensual. Is art something you do just as a hobby or are you a professional artist?

Well….I’m a professional artist. I paint almost all the time.

What inspires your fanart? Is there a particular member, ship or a theme you love to draw?

Yunhyeong, beautiful art and ZombieCheeze. Yeah, i really love to paint Yunhyeong! I find him so interesting to paint. Also I love all iKON ships as a theme.

Yunhyeong is a beautiful subject that is for sure, and you managed to capture his essence. To produce such an amazing art what is your favourite technique/medium to work in?

I prefer digital painting. It’s most comfortable for my realistic art style.

You get a lot of reaction and feedback for your work from other fans. Was there anything someone said that stayed with you as special?

I think no. Mainly, fans being grateful that I share my artwork.

Is there any particular illustration or comic you drew that is special to you and that you would like to share with us? Tell us why is it special?

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Yes. This Yunhyeong art is special to me. After painting this I finally found the way and theme that I wanted to paint the most.

Was your art ever used without your permission or plagiarised? How do you prevent things like that from happening?

Yes, usually it is just stealing and posting without credits, than I or Zombiecheeze ask them to remove post or put credits.

I especially enjoyed your collaboration with fanfiction writer ZombieCheese on “Ghost Inhale” comic book. Your artwork there managed to convey feelings so well I felt like a voyeur reading it. It felt as if I was spying on an intimate conversation between two people. I loved it. Tell me, how did your collaboration come about?

For me this is the greatest praise! Thank you! Before I did some commissions for ZombieCheeze and during a conversation with her I mentioned that I want to paint a comic somehow and she said that she wants to see her story as comic somehow too. So we chose ‘Ghost Inhale’ for start.

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Was it difficult working in a comic book format?

Yeah, it was a little difficult because it was my first comic making experience and I simplified my art style just a little so it took less time.

I saw you are planning to do another project. Is this something you two might consider doing on a regular basis? Please say yes.

Yes, we’re working on this project now. Hehe, it is going to be perfect! We have some further project plans but I’m not sure what will happen in future.

Have you ever thought of making fan merchandise using your art or publishing it? And if you did, tell us where we can get our hands on it.

Yes, I thought about it but I still don’t understand how to make it right.

This was the amazing Yokogamasy. I would tell you guys to purchase the “Ghost Inhale” but I believe it is sold out, but DM @zombiecheeze if interested; maybe there are some copies left. Trust me it is worth an effort to get your hands on it. Stay alert for the second project to come from the amazing tandem of ZombieCheese and Yokogamasy by following her on twitter @yokogamasy.

And now enjoy more of her amazing art.

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iKON Tops Tower Records Weekly Chart

 

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iKON’s NEW KIDS: BEGIN mini album is no. 1 in Tower Records Japan weekly album chart for all store general album sales for week 14/8-20/8.

 

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As always YGEX went all out with in-store displays and promotions for iKON .

The Japanese version of the mini album comes with an extended track list that includes two brand new songs, Worldwide and Perfect.

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Congratulations to iKON and YGEX!

Yunhyeong’s Visuals Praised Unanimously by Media after Airport Appearance

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Song Yunhyeong, iKON’s high note specialist also known as iKON’s official visual was praised highly on various media platform for his flower boy good looks upon arrival at Incheon Airport yesterday Sunday, August 20th, to join the cast of Law of the Jungle for their flight to Fiji.

Yunhyeong arrived at the Airport carrying a structured back pack over a long blue weather proof jacket under which he wore a tshirt under a jumper and shorts. The look was finished off with a black and white, acid wash fanny pack slung casually over his chest. In this look iKON’s “Plan Man” seemed indeed effortlessly ready for an outdoor adventure!

The media seemed as bowled over by the young idol’s striking visuals as fans as headlines featuring Song Yunhyeong’s arrival popped up!


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The Headlines were relentlessly flattering


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Fansites not just for Yunhyeong but also other iKON members showed up to see him off and would also capture as Yunhyeong later showed that his beauty is not only skin deep with his well mannered gestures and thoughtful conduct while at the airport.

The media and fans were definitely on the same page on this one! iKONICs are proud of Song Yunhyeong and wish him all the best in Fiji!

Yunhyeong’s Kind Act at the Airport Does Not Go Unnoticed

Earlier today, Yunhyeong, together with the cast of Law of the Jungle, headed to the airport to catch a flight to Fiji where they’ll be filming for the variety show for the next couple of days. Photos from the members showcased them sitting at a cafe while waiting for their flight.

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When the members were all heading to their gate to catch their flight, Yunhyeong took the time to clean the table by himself as well as pick up any stray trash under the table. This kind act did not go unnoticed by the fans who came to the airport to wish the members a farewell and a safe trip.

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Yunhyeong, amongst iKON, is known for having such a kind soul and always being aware of his surroundings. This further proves that. Thank you Yunhyeong for being a good citizen!

Be sure to tune in during Law of the Jungle and see how Yunhyeong does in his first ever solo variety!

 

Donghyuk proves the name DK stands for Dancing King!

 

dhnhmlsxkaanhxrDonghyuk, iKON’s sweet vocalist, known as THE angel amongst iKONICs, reminds us all that he’s not just that, but he’s also a Dancing King.

In today’s performance at Move to Music, iKON not only brought the heat on stage, but Donghyuk specifically caused iKONICs to bring their fans out from all that *ahem* hot dancing he unleashed on all of them.

Here’s a short clip of the dancing king

another one if you’re still in need of more (who wouldn’t be?)

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Donghyuk’s charismatic, smooth, and strong dancing as well as his growl at the end of his part in Rhythm Ta has got all iKONICs in a frenzy.

Here’s a take back to one of Donghyuk’s many jaw dropping dance solos that truly showcase what a talented dancer he is:

Beware of this guy, a dancing machine is behind all the sweetness and adorableness we are accustomed to seeing of him on a day to day basis. ezgif-2-2d44edc97e

 

Be sure to tune in to tonight’s V-Night with Dong on V Live at 11PM KST!

iKON impresses on MOVE TO MUSIC

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On 19th of August 2017, iKON performed on MOVE TO MUSIC concert  showing once again that they can turn any venue into an iKONCERT.

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Besides iKON, MOVE TO MUSIC line up included B.I.G, WINNER and TOPP DOGG. iKONICs showed up in force and bathed the venue in their KONBAT flame.

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iKON opened with Sinosijak that was followed by a hilarious Ment, than came Rhythm Ta and My Type followed by a  longer Q&A session which included the boys cleaning the stage floor (do not question it, it is iKON). Their part of the concert was concluded with high energy performances of Bling Bling and B Day.

As always iKON was relaxed and at home on the stage performing live. Their stage experience is more than evident in their charismatic performances. Any iKON performance is a a true treat for fans and non-fans alike. They always make us proud.

Now enjoy the performance thanks to kind iKONIC (@ikon_bp) sharing it.

iKON FAN ART – Thalia, a fan artist with a slight Junhwan obsession

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More glorious fan art coming your way and this time the wonderful artist is versatile Thalia @H0EBABY! Thalia can go from adorable chibi illustrations to breathtakingly beautiful realistic work. But best thing would be to let Thalia tell you about herself.

First things first. How did you become an iKONIC?

I knew Bobby and B.I from SMTM, yeah I’m a big fan of K-hiphop back then. And it was months before iKON debut and I wasn’t into Kpop. One of my friends showed me a funny clip from Mix & Match (she said they were funny and that I’m going to like them) and she was right, I couldn’t stop watching it. They were so hilarious and it made me want to watch them more and more. That is the first time iKON hooked me. And it continued until now haha. They are hilarious.

I couldn’t agree more, they are a funny lot. Do you have a favorite iKON song or a moment?

For songs, absolutely Climax and Long Time No See, because both have deep meaning. I cried a lot during iKONCERT when they were performing these songs. For Climax, okay who doesn’t love and get emotional when it comes to Climax? No one I bet lol. For Long Time No See, I fell for the lyrics. It feels like they were thanking us for waiting. Even though they were gone for a long time, they promised us that they’re coming back so we don’t need to worry. It’s my healing song every time I feel down, every time I miss the boys.

Other than Climax and LTNS, it’s Friends (they sang it on The Remix), I don’t know why but I just love it so much. The remix between Friends and Canon is gooooodd! Also they infused classical music into dance.

I loved the Remix and “Friends” performance was meaningful in so many ways, as it represented iKON and their relationship so well. So, tell us how did you become an iKON fan artist?

I drew iKON a lot but I didn’t call myself “iKON fan artist” back then because I did it for my college assignment only (used iKON as my inspiration lol). Months before iKONCERT, I was wondering what to give for freebies on the D-Day (the iKONCERT), and I decided to try making chibi sticker (first time lol) and yeah it was the start. I enjoy drawing iKON and I think it became a habit now haha.

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Is art something you do just as a hobby or are you a professional artist?

It wasn’t my hobby and I’m not a professional artist either. Since I’m majoring in art and design (and I couldn’t draw and got no sense in art), my college forced me to lol. But it’s kind of a hobby now.

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Yeah, I think you can no longer say that you cannot draw. What inspires your fan art?

iKON? Yeah I think they’re my one and only inspiration since I began to love drawing because of them. (I didn’t enjoy drawing back then, hated it a lot lol). And my fan art comes mostly from the real things they did.

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Is there a particular member, ship or a theme you love to draw?

I draw all iKON members but since I’m a Junhwan shipper/trash I draw Junhwan the most. They’re both cute ;-;

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What is your favourite technique/medium to work in?

Mine is digital. Since I suck at doing manual, so let me just do digital haha. I usually use Adobe Photoshop and SAI to draw (both realism and chibi). Maybe I’ll start learning manual soon haha.

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You get a lot of reaction and feedback for your work from other fans. Was there anything someone said that stayed with you as special?

When they said that they love my art so much and or using it as his wallpaper and else. Oh I’ve done a prank once (it was during April Mop) that I’m going to stop drawing and close my account. And the feedbacks were sweet (why people are so sweet, I’m weak ;-;). They gave me motivation to keep drawing ;-; I love y’all.

And fan art helps me make new friends! With the same hobby (drawing iKON) I met lots of cool fan artist out there.

I think everyone loves fan art and fan artist, I never saw anything negative ever said under a fan art post.

Yesss! It’s because iKONICS are sweet, aren’t they?! The sweetest fam I’ve ever met!

We love you too! Is there any particular illustration or comic you drew that is special to you and that you would like to share with us? Tell us why is it special?

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Ok this is a collab art but this is the special one for me. It’s the first time (some of) Indonesian iKON fan artists collaborated together (I drew Hanbin). Glad to know that iKON has many talented and lovely fan artists!

That is amazing! You guys are like a cool clique. Was your art ever used without your permission or plagiarized? How do you prevent things like that from happening?

Yes. They were selling my art without permission. I asked them to take it down and they did (gladly).

Your art has reached iKON members or people close to them, thus giving you the satisfaction of reaching your idol in a way most of fans can only dream off. How did that make you feel?

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I (once) drew Junhwan doing jiujitsu and tagged Hwangssabu-nim on Instagram. I don’t expect any respond from him but he did comment on my drawing “where is me?” lol. So I made another fan art including him on it. He liked my drawing and used it as his display picture. It was so unreal for me and of course I was excited. Few days after he noticed my drawing withikonic (Junhwan) posted a selca with Hwangssabu-nim in their jiujitsu outfit. I draw it once again (well since I’m Junhwan shipper, i always draw anything related Junhwan), tagged Hwangssabu-nim again. And he did repost it and used it as his DP once again. It was (once again) unreal, It’s the most amazing feel I’ve ever felt and I feel thankful to him.

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You have a fan in Hwangssabu for sure. Have you ever thought of making fan merchandise using your art or publishing it? And if you did, tell us where we can get our hands on it.

I sold many things lol. The first one is notebook. Actually I made the notebook for my personal use only but people were asking how to buy it so, yep it was the start from me (selling lots of stuff lol). I sold key chain before (attached the photo), and going to release one soon. Here’s the preview (attached the photo). Please wait for it, I’m going to release it soon on my twitter @H0EBABY or simply click bit.ly/h0ebaby (shameless promotion lol)

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That was Thalia, one with a direct link to Hwangssabu’s fan art loving heart. There is still more to come to quote the immortal worlds of Bobby “It ain’t over yet!”. Now enjoy more of Thalia’s fan art.

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iKON Summertime In Bali DVD Selling Out in Japan

iKONICs in Japan or J -KONICs as they are known have continued their tradition of showing their love for iKON with market demand.

If you had plans to buy the Japanese versions of the Summertime in Bali DVDs you’ll have to pray for quick restocks as they continue to sell out fast!

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This is more good news from Japan following iKONS New Kids: Begin come back on the 16th of this month which topped several Japanese charts including the Oricon Daily and sold more than 30,000 albums on the first day!

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It is the third time in a row for iKON to top charts in Japan having done so with their Japan Wecome Back Album and their Dumb and Dumber Single album which sold so well it scored them a Gold certification with the Recording Industry Association of Japan  (RIAJ) – not bad for Korean rookies!

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iKONICs are currently looking forward with great anticipation to upcoming New Kids activities in Japan!