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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
23–26 May 2024
The Illustrators Portfolio Review provides an opportunity for illustrators (emerging or practising) with an available body of work to book an exclusive, one-on-one consultation session with renowned illustrators and artists for feedback on their portfolio and receive tips on improving their techniques. 

Date: 25 May 2024 (Saturday)

Time: 3.00pm - 4.00pm (SGT)

Venue: Imagination Room, National Library Building, L5

Register here

Please note that this session is only accessible to Festival Pass holders. Consultation slots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Sign-ups end on 8 May 2024.


Beth Parrocha (Philippines) 

Beth Parrocha-Doctolero is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and a founding member of Ang INK (Ilustrador ng Kabataan), the Philippine’s first and only organization of illustrators dedicated to children's illustration. Among her accolades include winning the International Indie Children’s Book Cover Award (US), the Asian Children’s Book Award (Singapore), the Samsung Kid’s Time Awards (Singapore) and the National Children’s Book Award (Philippines).  

Chen Ziyue (Singapore) 

Ziyue, also known as Angeline Chen, is a Singapore based Illustrator and graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design in the U.S. She has illustrated several picture books for US publishers and her latest book is Butterfly on the Wind by Adam Pottle, published by Roaring Brook Press, NYC. Dabbling in art was her form of escape from the struggles and confusion of growing up deaf. This led her to discover the beauty of how the art communicates with the viewer. Her life goal has been to have an emotional connection with those who view her work. 

J.H. Low (Singapore) 

J.H. Low has a degree in fine art, a MA in Children’s Illustration, and a PhD (in The Expressive Potential of the Picturebook Form). J.H. is the winner of the 2022 Hedwig Anuar Children's Book Award and his picturebook "Lemonade Sky" is featured in the White Ravens catalogue 2021. His latest published books include "The Visitor", a graphic novel that explores existential issues about human relationships, and a children's picturebook "Orang & Hutan" which brings to light the importance of nature conservation through the eyes of an Orangutan. 

Joseph Namara Hollis (UK) 

Joseph Namara Hollis is a multi-award winning author-illustrator from the United Kingdom. Named "most exciting newcomer to children's picture book illustration" in 2022, with his debut title Pierre's New Hair winning the Klaus Flugge Prize. 
In 2018, on graduation from the internationally renowned MA at Cambridge School of Art, Joseph won the V&A Student Illustrator of the Year Award. The judges praised him for "bringing charm and sophistication in equal measure".  
Since then he has worked with Tate Publishing, Laurence King, and Andersen Press. He also lectures at Nottingham Trent University, where he shares his passion for illustration and picture books. 

Claire Low (Difference Engine) 

Claire is the Design Lead at local comics publisher Difference Engine SG and a freelance illustrator. Known for her fantasy-inspired works under the Instagram handle @comatomato, Claire Low is a creative with an interest in telling stories. Her works range from illustrations and comics to graphic design and scriptwriting.

Sim Ee Waun (Pepper Dog Press)

Sim Ee Waun, renowned author of "The Little Singapore Book" and "We Shall Remember: The Story of Singapore at War", is dedicated to bringing Singapore's history alive for children. With nearly 30 years as a food writer and editor, she now focuses on historical creative non-fiction, co-founding Pepper Dog Press. Ee Waun also teaches part-time at the National University of Singapore and is a Former Ford Factory Museum docent, fervently sharing her passion for Singapore's past.

Joyceline See Tully (Pepper Dog Press)

Joyceline See Tully is a Singaporean children’s book author with a penchant for local wildlife, Singapore lore and glorious food. She has written several children’s books including Tiger Tales, Road Safety with Kay and Bear Bear, Attack at the Mall and The Runaway Car, and co-authored The Little Singapore Book. After working in publishing for more than 25 years as a journalist and magazine editor, she now teaches part-time at a local university and is working on her next children’s book.

Kim Minhae (Yeon Agency)

Min is a Manager at Yeon Agency. She earned her BFA in Graphic Design from Parsons and worked as a UX designer at Samsung HQ in Seoul, Korea for 10 years. After relocating to Singapore four years ago, she became an artist agent. Her experience gives her a unique understanding of both corporate and freelance environments. Min has been surrounded by art and design for over half of her life. She loves exploring the beauty of being in the creative world.