BOOK COVERS AND INTERIORS

SORCERERS ROYAL: alternative cover for Zen Cho's 'Sorcerer to the Crown'. See the process behind this image.

OMELAS: based on a short story by Ursula LeGuin, created at the IMC 2018. Read more.

GRIT AND GOLD: map based on a brief for Tyler Whiteside's 'The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn', created for a SmArt School class.

MAGIC AND MAYHEM: character portraits for Zen Cho's 'Sorcerer to the Crown'.

A LIFE BEYOND BOUNDARIES: Cover illustration for Gerakbudaya. Read more.

Unused interior illustration for Jentayu, Vol. 6: Amours et Sensualités.


EDITORIAL

MALAYSIAN CHRYSANTHEMUM: The Protest Flowers series, 2016.

A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS: for ‘ Color Anthropology’ at Light Grey Art Lab. Read more.

RIVER OF LIGHT: for ‘Small Art for a Big Cause’ at Light Grey Art Lab.

LONGEVITY: for ‘FOODIES’ at Light Grey Art Lab.

IMAGINATION: illustration for Singapore International Foundation.

LISTEN: illustration for 'Rules for Communing with Spirits' on Fireside Fiction.


wRITING + ART

 
 IS WANTING SAMBAL NASI-SSARY? An introduction to asexuality for  Queer Lapis .

IS WANTING SAMBAL NASI-SSARY? An introduction to asexuality for Queer Lapis.

 
 KEJORA:  writing and art  inspired by Southeast Asian cultures and realities.

KEJORA: writing and art inspired by Southeast Asian cultures and realities.

A NATION VOTES: Sketch reporting from Malaysia's 14th General Elections for New Naratif. Read all three illustrated articles here.


 

I'm a Malaysian illustrator and artist working in ink, watercolour, and digital media. Drawing from literature and visual culture, I make pictures that evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity. My work brings to life fictional worlds and current issues for books, magazines, games, and more.

 

Wraparound cover for GILA by Hanna Alkaf.

Selected Clients

George Town Literary Festival, New Naratif, Gerakbudaya, Editions Jentayu, Esquire Malaysia, Fireside Fiction, Tenaganita, ABAAD.

 Designs based on  Pacific Rim  for the Geeky Baju Project.

Designs based on Pacific Rim for the Geeky Baju Project.

Self-Directed Projects

I also enjoy developing cool ideas on my own and working on projects with others. Head to the Projects & Sketches page where you'll find geeky Southeast Asian garments, tales of A Stranger Malaysia, protest flower posters, zines, and more.

Graphic Recording

Being able to understand, interpret, and visualise information quickly is a useful skill. I take graphic recording engagements on a freelance basis.

Past events/clients include: Tokyo Fintech Summit, TEDxKL, Cambridge Assessment English, PwC HK, Wharton Global Forum HK 2017.