Children’s Book Illustration

“The splendor of Kong-Savage’s paper collages adds to the storytelling with rich overlapping compositions and patterns.” —Kirkus Review


“…striking, precise paper-collage scenes…”
—Publishers Weekly

Lee & Low Books is the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the United States. I am proud to make my kidlit debut with them, illustrating Helena Ku Rhee‘s The Turtle Ship. It was released this summer 2018, and I am delighted that the book has received critical praise from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Review, and a starred review in School Library Journal.

The picture book is a fictionalization of the legendary Admiral Yi Sunsin as a young boy. Set in 16th century Korea, Sunsin—inspired by his pet turtle—helps his king build one of the strongest battleships in history.

Illustration for The Turtle Ship cover
Illustration for The Turtle Ship cover



Below are other images from my children’s book publishing portfolio. You can see even more artwork when you visit my children’s book illustration website at