Clay and Wish attended at the Holiday Pop-up Market, organized by Asian American Arts in NYC
I was invited as an speaker at NCTE2016 (Atlanta) and made a presentation with this German author/illustrator Torben Kuhlman. And had a book signing at Random House booth #412
Thank you RandomHouseKids!
Clay and Wish attended Renegade Craft Fair at Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC.
It happened at Brooklyn Book Festival on Sept 17 2016. I drew with these great illustrators!
the review of The Opposite Zoo by the New York Times.
At first glance, "The Opposite Zoo," by Il Sung Na, appears to occupy well-worn territory: the concept of opposites, and a zoo setting. But as in his previous picture books like "Welcome Home, Bear," Na brings fresh energy to the familiar. With a coloring style that feels as if someone took a firecracker to a box of crayons, Na makes turtle shells as dynamic as a peacock's plumage.
ALSC (The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of ALA, has launched a new public-awareness campaign called "Babies Need Words Every Day: Talk, Read, Sing, Play." Eight gorgeous posters feathering Il Sung Na's artwork are now available to download for FREE on the ALSC website. http://www.ala.org/alsc/babiesneedwords Each poster includes a simple, fun activity to help mothers communicate with their little ones.
The ALSC states that the campaign is “designed to help parents and caregivers understand the importance of enriching communication with their babie…The campaign is kicking off with free and customizable resources that offer caregivers instant, fun ways to boost their children’s language base and build all-important pathways for learning.”
August picturebook bonanza with Il Sung Na, Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Sujean Rim and Brendan Murphy.
Sunday, August 16th at 1 pm.
At Books of Wonder
I went to ALA in San Francisco in June with Random House people.
I did my book signing and I watched a big Caldecott Awards speeches.
WELCOME HOME, BEAR
A Book of Animal Habitats
Author: Il Sung Na
Illustrator: Il Sung Na
Publication Date: July 7, 2015
ISBN ( Hardcover ): 978-0-385-75375-3
The text is spare, usually only a sentence on each spread, but carefully and engagingly written. Listeners can't help but sympathize with Bear in his frustration and rejoice when he finds the place that's "just where he wanted to be."
I had a show with my favorite picture book artists(Suzy Lee, Hyewon Yum, Jisun Lee and Taeeun Yoo) at Lotte gallery in Seoul, Korea from 3.6.2015 to 3.31.2015.
I've visited at Alfred A. Knopf (Random House) on 11.06.2015 and met my editors for the first time. I also drew something on their wall!
I was invited to AFCC(Asian Festival of Children's Contents) in 2014 summer.
Speaker - 'Korean Children's Books -The Power of Picture', June 1
Speaker - 'The Vast Spread of the Sea:Asian Diaspora Writers and their Works', June 2