Ryu Gu Jo (2010): This piece was illustrated for Japanese folk tale “Urashima Tarou”. In the story, a young boy Tarou saves an endangered sea turtle and as reward, the turtle takes the boy to visit underwater dragon palace called Ryu Gu Jo. There, Tarou meets a beautiful princess and receives a mysterious box which he was told not to open. This piece was featured in Spectrum as well as Society of Illustrators Annuals.
I’m excited to share this beautiful illustration by one of our in-house background designers, William Niu. We met William, who is fresh out of college, when he was applying for the Nick Artist Fellowship program. His talents and wide range of skills are especially boggling when you consider how young he is. And he has lots of toys that make annoying noises outside of my office late at night that I threaten to smash repeatedly, which seems appropriate when you consider how young he is.
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