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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, Korea, Thailand, and Singapore.


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).

Instagram: @joseflee.stories
Facebook: @joseflee.stories


Abhi Krish

Abhi is the founder of Nool Monsters - a bilingual platform sharing contemporary stories, songs, and approaches for children to learn Tamil playfully. Through laughter, music, and utter silliness, she’s raising a generation of wee magical guardians who will protect and usher their mother tongue into the future.

Instagram: @NoolMonsters



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.

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



Farihan Bahron

Farihan Bahron, writer and co-founder of the publishing outfit Unggun Creative, received the Anugerah Harapan (Promising Writer Award) from the Singapore Malay Language Council in 2017.

Farihan's literary works have been recognized with numerous awards, including Peraduan Asah Bakat 1998 (1st Prize), Anugerah Pena Bakti 2000 (3rd Prize), Golden Point Award 2003 (2nd Prize), Golden Point Award 2015 (1st Prize in Poetry & Short Story), Mencari Kristal 2016 (3rd Prize) and Sayembara Puisi Kata-Pilar 2020 (Top Prize). His debut poetry book, Tukang Tunjuk Telunjuk received the Singapore Literature Prize 2018 and Anugerah Persuratan 2020/21, while his short story collection, Kepala Kotak won the Singapore Literature Prize 2022 for Malay fiction. Farihan has also written a graphic novel, Niskala, with illustrations by M. Sharif Ishnin.


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.

Instagram: @jamestandraws


Author / Artist

Jessin Goh

Jessin Goh is an illustrator and graphic designer from Singapore. She was the winner of a Silver Crowbar Award in 2020 for her graduation project '有回来吃吗 /Coming Home to Eat'. In 2022, Jessin's art piece - 'Una-VOID-able On DECK', was successfully auctioned with the event collaboration between Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and White Jacket, where proceeds went to the NAFA Scholarships and Bursaries fund and the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

When Jessin is not creating, she enjoys practicing music, tending to her plants, and caring for her pet red-eared slider, Bubbles.

Instagram: @xiin_studio


Author / Artist

Joelle Ong

Joelle Ong is a Singapore based illustrator. She often indulges in reading and writing, and finds fulfillment in bringing her creations to life in books and animations. Apart from reading and writing, she also enjoys learning about animals and watching a good film.

Instagram: @slothcircus


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).

Instagram: @1cmlim



Lin Shicong

Shicong is a girl who likes to pile up books in various shapes and write stories about them, looking for odd-shaped picturebooks all over the world. She also does reading promotion, academic research, and public talk.

Instagram: @veralynn_95


Author / Artist

Louise Emilie

Emilie is a student and graphic designer who loves to illustrate. She believes in inspiring stories and one of her illustrations was projected on the Fullerton Hotel during Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2023. Through the stories in her drawings, Emilie aspires to encourage positivity within her community.


Instagram: @louisemiliee



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.

Instagram: @flesssh


Author / Artist

Megan Mulia

Megan Mulia is a multi-disciplinary designer, focusing on Illustration and Graphic Design. She graduated with a Diploma in Illustration Design with Animation at NAFA Singapore, and plans to get her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design at the University of Hertfordshire by 2024. When she’s not having class, you can probably find her at the nearest Artfriend store or getting her regular boba around Bugis. During her years in NAFA, she wrote and illustrated two other story books - “What Was it Like?”, which aims to spread awareness about Climate Change, and “What is Dee-vorce?”, a book that guides children through their parents’ divorce.

Instagram: @meganmulia


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.

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.

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.

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.

Instagram: @quekie




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


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Tay Wanxuan

Tay Wanxuan is an illustrator based in Singapore. She aspires to create stories and characters that can resonate with audiences. Wanxuan usually gets her inspiration from watching anime, reading manga, playing games, and listening to music — activities that are also her favourite pastimes.

Instagram: @sluggishyoreo.art_


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).

Instagram: @yix.story

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