Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Taiwan illustrator Jimmy Liao is probably the first ever artist that taught me how to illustrate. I was first introduced to his picture books by a classmate while studying at Lasalle, fell in love with his illustrating style and made it a point to collect any new books by him whenever I visited a bookstore.

There's something simplistic about the way the art is rendered and the story behind each character often whimsical and unique. His literary and illustration hits me at most times with nostalgic sadness.