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Christa Kim

Christa Kim, Cartoonist

Christa Kim is a first-year student majoring in computer science and minoring in art. She will be graduating in May 2027. Christa joined the Northern Star in the Fall of 2023 as a cartoonist. While she’s still figuring out what to do with her life, she hopes art will be a part of her career one way or another. When Christa isn’t studying all the time like the proud nerd she is, she can be found crocheting her heart out or playing video games.

All content by Christa Kim
One “Just Well & Dandy” panel depict the brothers, Well and Dandy, and their uncle. In this comic, they find a moment to just slow down and relax. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

All is: Just Well and Dandy

By Christa Kim, Cartoonist
May 2, 2024

Just Dandy: Quest Failed!

By Christa Kim, Cartoonist
April 25, 2024
A figure, Ambrosia, cradles the Earth in her hands, as she floats in a purple cosmos. Ambrosia is a character based off the first phone I owned. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Cartoon: Ambrosia

By Christa Kim, Cartoonist
April 17, 2024
Four “Just Well & Dandy” panels follow up on Well’s story, “Just…Well?” In this comic, Dandy checks up on his brother and finds that a kind gesture can bring great comfort — and hugs. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Just Well and Dandy: Feline Fine

By Christa Kim, Cartoonist
April 11, 2024
A pug looks up sadly beside the words “this man cannot breathe, society has wronged him.” As pet-owners, it’s our responsibility to adopt ethically. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

[Photo] Adopt dogs responsibly

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
April 9, 2024
Seven “Just... Well?” panels depict the adventures of Well, Dandy’s brother. In this comic, Well visits Dandy and finds himself overwhelmed by the sights and sounds of magic and otherwise. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Just…Well?: Overwhelmed

By Christa Kim, Cartoonist
April 4, 2024
A figure balances precariously on the word “FOMO,” struggling to maintain various words indicating involvement, student life and everyday battles, including “time management,” “stress,” “school,” “food,” and “future.” Students should push back against feelings of FOMO. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

[Photo] No more FOMO

By Alberto Briones, Opinion Columnist
April 1, 2024
Four “Just Dandy” panels depict the adventures of Dandy, the black cat. In this comic, Dandy wears the clothes in hopes to be more like him. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Just Dandy: Flattery

By Christa Kim, Cartoonist
March 28, 2024
A figure in a pink shirt that reads “Love U 4 Ever” begs from their knees for another figure, who wears a green sweater that reads “Move On,” to take them back. Don’t take back cheaters; they aren’t worth it. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

[Photo] Don’t take cheaters back

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
March 26, 2024
Five “Just Dandy” panels depict the adventures of Dandy, the black cat. In this comic, Dandy attempts to deliver mail, only to discover a not so conventional, school-spirited mailbox. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Just Dandy: Mailbox

By Christa Kim, Cartoonist
March 21, 2024
Five “Just Dandy” panels depict the adventures of Dandy, the black cat. In this comic, Dandy finds himself charmed to the whims of a little creature. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Just Dandy: Enchanted

By Christa Kim, Cartoonist
March 7, 2024
Five “Just Dandy” panels depict the adventures of Dandy, the black cat, as he goes on an aerial delivery trip. In this comic, Dandy is placed in a position of unexpected — and unwanted — leadership! (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Just Dandy: Following the Leader

By Christa Kim, Cartoonist
February 29, 2024
Five Just Dandy panels depict the adventures of Dandy, the black cat, as he undoes the spell of a cursed mer-person. In this comic, Dandy learns that stereotypes dont accurately describe everyone! (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Just Dandy: Stereotypes

By Christa Kim, Cartoonist
February 22, 2024
Seven ‘Just Dandy’ panels depict the adventure of Dandy, the black cat. In this comic, Dandy learns the meaning of Valentine’s Day…probably. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Just Dandy: Valentine (?)

By Christa Kim, Cartoonist
February 13, 2024
Two figures discuss transracial adoption at a desk, clarifying the needs of children will differ by race. Parents adopting children of different races must educate themselves on the unique challenges their child will face. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

[Photo] Transracial adoption requires education

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
February 12, 2024
Four “Just Dandy” panels depict the adventures of Dandy, the black cat. After getting injured, he visits Dr. Kerfluffle, the cream, striped cat, only to receive a grim prognosis. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Just Dandy: Bedside Manner

By Christa Kim, Cartoonist
February 8, 2024
Figures dance and sing on a stage for a musical theater production. NIU should consider producing musicals through the School of Theatre and Dance and the School of Music. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

[Photo] NIU should produce musicals

By Emily Beebe, Assistant News Editor
February 5, 2024
Four “Just Dandy” panels depict the adventures of Dandy, the black cat, alongside the guidance of an elderly wizard. Starting out his apprenticeship as a wizard in training, he finds himself cold and in need of a change of wardrobe. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Just Dandy: Fire hazard

By Christa Kim, Cartoonist
February 1, 2024
A teary-eyed rat buries its face in its paws next to a thought-bubble that reads: “Why don’t they like me?” Rats’ undeserved negative reputation causes them harm. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

[Photo] Rats deserve respect

By Jescenia Calderon, Opinion Columnist
January 24, 2024
A figure curls up on a purple bed immersed in their phone. The lies we tell ourselves prevail. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Cartoon: Self-inflicted

By Christa Kim, Cartoonist
January 18, 2024
An illustrated Bill Baker hangs up his headphones during his final radio call at Huskie Stadium. Baker has retired after 44 years of play-by-play radio broadcasting for NIU football and basketball. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

[Photo] COLUMN: Thank you, Bill Baker

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter
January 15, 2024
A person in a purple sweater sits on their bed knitting green yarn while a thought bubble near their head reads “I can’t wait to see their reaction.” Senior Opinion Columnist Emily Beebe believes homemade gifts are more meaningful than store-bought ones. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

[Photo] Give more homemade gifts

By Emily Beebe, Assistant News Editor
December 6, 2023
A skeleton stands surrounded by smoke. Opinion Columnist Jescenia Calderon believes vapes and e-cigarettes should be illegal. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

[Photo] Vaping should be illegal

By Jescenia Calderon, Opinion Columnist
November 27, 2023
A comic strip shows Dandy the cat. Dandy goes about his business as a wizard apprentice. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Cartoon: Busy routine

By Christa Kim, Cartoonist
November 2, 2023

Cartoon: Generosity

By Christa Kim, Cartoonist
September 14, 2023
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