AUTHORS / ARTISTS

Author / Artist

Josef Lee

Josef has been sharing his illustrated short stories on his blog, 'Josef Lee's Bedtime Stories for Adults' since 2008. In April 2017, he successfully published

his first picture book - Wake Me Up At Happyland via crowdfunding. Since then, his works have attracted the attention of various publishers from China, Taiwan and Korea.

 

The 'House of Mini Picture Books' is a 5-month project initiated by Josef Lee, and supported by National Arts Council Singapore, under the Digital Presentation Grant for the Arts (DPG).

Website: joseflee.wordpress.com
Instagram: @joseflee.stories
Facebook: @joseflee.stories

Artist

Anngee Neo

Anngee is an illustrator who loves to make children’s picture books - especially teeny tiny palm sized ones that hold entire worlds in them. Those things make her very happy. Little furry creatures make her happy too.

Website: anngee.sg
Instagram: @illobyanngee

Author / Artist

David Liew

David has illustrated a number of popular books series, the middle-grade Ellie Belly, The Adventures of Squirky the Alien, The Plano Adventures and The Change Makers.  When he’s not helping in creating kidlit, he’s found building miniature worlds in unattended desk drawers.

Website: Bluestone Arts
Instagram: @Pandalightbringer
Facebook: @bluestonearts

Author / Artist

James Tan

James Tan is an illustrator, comic artist and art educator. His published graphic novels include All That Remains (a graphic novel on dementia and caregiving commissioned by the Lien Foundation) and Final Resting Place (a graphic novel on the Bukit Brown cemetery).  He also wrote and drew a travelogue

The World is So Big: An Artist’s Sketchbook about his travels around the world. His earlier works have been included in anthologies such as Urban Sketchers and Liquid City. In his free time, James likes to sit in kopitiam, watch people and drink his kopi.

Website: akaidotto.blogspot.com
Instagram: @jamestandraws

Author / Artist

Lim Cheng Mei

Cheng Mei has been working as a full-time lecturer at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). Prior to that, Cheng Mei has more than 15 years of industry working experience as a Visual Artist, Senior Graphic Designer to Art Director with international advertising agencies and local design houses. Cheng Mei specialises in the area of visual communication and holds a MA in Art and Design (Graphic and Illustration).

Website: behance.net/Cmlim/projects
Instagram: @1cmlim

Author / Artist

Marie Toh

Marie Toh is an illustrator from Singapore. The Boy in the Whale Suit was her first children's illustrated book which was shortlisted for Singapore Book Awards 2018 (Best Children’s Picture Book). It was based on her graduation film with the same title, which also gained both local and international awards.

Her main body of work consists of book and editorial illustrations, as well as illustrated movie posters.

Website: marietoh.com
Instagram: @flesssh

Author / Artist

Moses Sia

Moses is an educator-artist who enjoys exploring creativity with everyone, especially using art and technology. He believes that in the midst of our busyness, it is important to take pauses, step back and observe, and so gain richer perspectives. He has written and illustrated a few picture books, some of which have been self-published.

Website: pauseability.wordpress.com
Instagram: @pauseability

Author / Artist

Patrick Yee

Patrick Yee holds a degree in Graphic Design specialising in Illustration from Camberwell College of Arts, and a Master's degree from University of Brighton. One of Singapore's leading illustrators, Patrick has won international acclaim for his work. To date, he has almost 180 books to his credit and received the award of The Most Prolific Children's Book Illustrator in Singapore from the Singapore Book of Records in 2016. He has an extensive teaching career and is currently lecturing at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and Nanyang Polytechnic. In addition, he teaches Art as therapy for special needs children at Rainbow Centre, The Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore School and AWWA.

Website: yeepatrick.com
Instagram: @patrickykt

Facebook: @patrick.yee.90

Author / Artist

Paula Pang

Paula Pang is an illustrator based in Singapore.

She draws to make new discoveries, to tell a story and to connect with people. She gathers muse from her everyday experiences and weaves it together with her quiet, whimsical and mischievous nature to create a world where the impossibilities are made possible.

Website: paulapang.com
Instagram: @paulalala

Facebook: @PaulaPangIllustration

Author / Artist

Quek Hong Shin

Quek Hong Shin is a Singaporean freelance author and illustrator. His published works include picture books like The Amazing Sarong, The Marvellous Sugee Cake and Universe of Feelings. He was nominated twice for The Hedwig Anuar Children's Book Award, and The Incredible Basket, published by Epigram Books, was the winner of Best Children's Book at the 2019 Singapore Book Awards. Other titles that he has illustrated include The One and Only Inuka and the Ahoy, Navy! picture book series that was commissioned by the Republic of Singapore Navy in celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2017.

Hong Shin is also an advocate for an inclusive society and has been actively working with Superhero Me, a ground-up inclusive arts movement that empowers children from diverse backgrounds.

Website: behance.net/hongshin
Instagram: @quekie

Author

RJ

RJ is a human muppet who loves naming creatures in the park. He also enjoys writing offensive nursery rhymes, government reports, gratitude journals, dating profiles, misattributed quotes and well-mannered death threats.

Instagram: @rjwrites

Author / Artist

Yix Quek Yixian

At 25, Yix (Yixian Quek) published The Book That Was Handed Down under the

'First Time Writer & Illustrator' initiative by Media Development Authority of Singapore and Singapore Book Council. This book won the inaugural Hedwig Anuar Award for Outstanding Children's Book.

 

Her second picture book Happily Ever After is so Once Upon A Time was featured at the Singapore Writers Festival in 2012 under the National Art Council 'Beyond Words: Young & Younger' initiative. It is translated and sold in Korea.

 

In 2013, Yix initiated My School Uniform, the first-ever photography publication documenting all the secondary school uniforms in Singapore. It was awarded a S$42,000 grant by the National Heritage Board and featured on Channel News Asia, TODAY, 联合早报, and JIA88.3FM.

 

Named one of ‘55 Most Inspiring Millennials’ by Her World in 2015, Yix now inspires young creatives at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).

Website: yixquek.com
Instagram: @yix.story

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