Goh Gyong-sook

Ms. Goh was born in Seoul in 1972. She majored in oriental painting at Dankook University and later studied design at the Graduate School of Sookmyung Women’s University. She debuted as an illustrator with her work on King or Beggar, from the ‘In the School Bag’ series, in 1999. She has illustrated books like Weekly Helper Forever, Mischief Maker, and My Atelier. Magic Bottles, which she wrote and illustrated, won the Ragazzi Award at the 2006 Bologna Children’s Book Fair and The Great Mungchi won the grand prize in the picture books division atthe CJ Picture Festival in 2009. 

Kim Dong-seong

Mr. Kim was born in Busan in 1970 and studied oriental painting at Hongik University. The children’s books he illustrated include Riding a Bike with My Uncle, Guide Dog Tansil, The Bear That Plays a Drum and Yi Ju-hong’s Land of Fairy tales, Binari Dari’s House, The Passage to Heaven, Echo, Going Out to Wait for Mom Coming Home, the series of Brilliant Children’s Literature, and a book of Korean folk tales in English, A Long Long Time Ago. He is currently working in the fields of advertising, cartoons, and animation. 

Kim Seong-ok

Ms. Kim was born in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi Province, in 1962 and graduated from Hongik University with a major in Western paintings. She first contributed stories and drawings to J’aimimage in 1997. Two years later, her first book, Wolhwasumok-geumtoil-byeolyoil (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Starday), was published by J’aimimage. Ms. Kim says her mind is always churning with stories she wants to tell and scenes she wants to draw. She is now hard at work illustrating a story of her own.

Yu Jae-su

Mr. Ryu was born in Hongseong, South Chungcheong Province, in 1954.

He studied oil paintingin Hongik University and did his graduate work at the university’s Graduate School of Education. His illustrations were featured in thepicture books Baekdusan-iyagi (The Story of Baekdu Mountain) and Noran-usan (Yellow Umbrella). He also illustrated the children’s poetry book Gwitturami (The Cricket).

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Valentina Piacenza