Xiong Liang is an illustrator originating from Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, and one of the most appreciated picture books artists in China and globally. He is also one of the nominees of the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Awards.
Liang revived Chinese traditional stories book publishing in China, following the gap in printing this type of literature during the past decades. His most well-known titles include: “Peking Opera Cat”, “A Little Stone Lion” and “The New Year Monster.”
In his works, Liang creates whimsical visual stories for children, using traditional Chinese painting techniques as ink wash, with a minimalist color palette.
One of Xiong Liang’s latest books, “The Solar Terms” is also available online on Taobao. You can follow the artist on Weibo for more news.
Reading beautifully illustrated story books might just be a safer past-time for Chinese children than watching Pleasant Goat” on TV.
By Andreea Dragut
Images via [Cool Hunting]