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Moonlie Fong-Whittaker

Moonlie Fong-Whittaker is a London-based children’s illustrator with a warm cup of tea in her hands. Moonlie is very proud of her Chinese-Malaysian roots; she was born in the Netherlands and grew up in Belgium.

Moonlie is enthusiastic and passionate about illustration, and she loves inventing quirky characters and stories. Her go-to mediums are watercolour and ink. Moonlie is especially drawn to colour, textures and expressive lines. She appreciates the wittiness and light-heartedness that centres good illustration.

Moonlie’s biggest sources of inspiration (but not limited to) are Bill Watterson, Jon Klassen and Lane Smith. Apart from illustrating and working at her day job, Moonlie is vocal on social justice issues around ethno-racial equality and Chinese diaspora identity. She is also part of the Imperial College Race Equality Charter Group and Imperial As One (BAME staff network and advisory group), and is a volunteer for the BESEAN (East and South-East Asian Network).

Moonlie also writes a blog called ‘The Good Enough Artist’.

Instagram: @moonlie_illo

Pathways has been challenging, but also filled up with opportunities to reflect on my practice and refine my ambition. It has reaffirmed that my work does have a place in children's publishing.

Moonlie Fong-Whittaker Pathways 2019 – 2021
Children's illustration of a girl swinging from a tree