World Illustration Awards 2021 | Shortlist

This is a 19-spread picture book about an introverted girl finding her place in the crowd and her way to communicate with the world, with the help of a spirit character Smoggie. Self-recognition and self-identification are not commonly talked about in the area where I grew up. Most of my peers didn’t know who they are or what they want. Some don’t even have an answer now. For me that’s a pity. I’ve put a good will in my story, in the hope that parents could put more emphasis on this subject, besides all the other values they want to teach their kids.

The illustrations in this picture book were rendered with mixed media.

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