ABOUT SARAH JOAN MOKHTAR
Sarah Joan Mokhtar is a began her career as a published cartoonist in one of Malaysia’s top humor magazines at the shameless age of 15. She went on to study at MARA’s Faculty of Art & Design Technology, where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art, majoring in Printmaking.
Immediately after graduating she married and began a career as a freelance illustrator working on a diverse range of projects for clients locally an abroad, expanding her range ofstyles. In addition to children’s books, her art has graced music albums, restaurants walls , fine art galleries, and comic art anthologies.
She is an odd three-legged creature with one foot in the independent Malaysian comic scene, one foot in Malaysian childrens book publishing and yet another foot dipping its toe in the Malaysian Fine Art scene.
She lives in the township of Puchong with her husband and two children aged 6 and 9.
I love drawing lines! I love how they can be shy and timid and tremulous …or vivaciously bold and full of spunk ! I love employing a variety of visual styles and mixing and matching them to suit the mood of whatever book project I am working on. Most of all, I love the feeling of satisfaction in working with a creative team and seeing a manuscript come to life and wind up a finished product the reader will enjoy.