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About the Artist

Jme : "Jay-me"

Jme Foronda loves illustrating fantasy, whimsy, color, and Filipino culture. Born and raised in Manila, Jme started drawing pretty early, and has illustrated her first book ("The Monkey and the Turtle") at the age of 6. She attended the University of the Philippines - Diliman, College of Fine Arts, majoring in Visual Communications. Jme has worked in animation, game development, corporate graphics, and freelanced various projects on the side. Jme now lives with her husband and two kids somewhere in Washington state, working on her next publications and accepting commission work. She draws inspiration from her massive collection of children’s books, art books, graphic novels, and Filipiñana. She has a huge book fort, and loves inviting friends (artists and non- artists alike) to read and draw with her over a cup of coffee and a pastry or two.

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