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Writer Lee Myoung Ae

 

2021.09.06

 

 

Please introduce yourself to our readers.

 

I draw and write illustrated books. I’ve been making books for about 15 years now. I’m Lee Myoung Ae, an illustrated book author.

 

When did you first dream of becoming a children’s book writer?

 

I didn’t stand out academically. I was an ordinary child with nothing that particularly stood out about me. The first time I was praised for drawing I was in middle school. My art teacher recommended that I major in art. I thought about it a lot at that time What am I good at? What made me happiest? I decided that was painting.

 

Do you have any particular habits?

 

Whilst making illustrated books is my job, one of my habits is keeping a picture diary. Actually, people rarely do this after doing it in elementary school, but I think a picture diary where you can write and paint together is the most important habit one can have as a writer. I always write a diary in my sketchbook. A lot of stories come from there. They become topics and references.

 

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Tomorrow will be sunny (Munhakdongne Publishing), Plastic Island (SANG)

 

 

You also worked on other illustrations, but are there any differences with working on children’s books?

 

Unlike working as an illustrator, when I did illustrated books for my own work, it was completely different. I should be the director of my own picture book. I need to keep bringing out the inner story. I think it has that kind of charm.

 

How do you get inspired?

 

I listen to podcasts often when I work. I listen to Lee Dong-jin’s “Red Bookstore” or something like that. I also listen to something about books, and if there’s anything good, I take notes. There are words that are reminiscent of images. I try to draw them that day. I get ideas that way.

 

Writing and painting, which do you find more attractive?

 

The common ground between the two is that they are both tools to communicate with others. Although things can be expressed in writing, you can communicate with a person with a picture, as well. The difference is you need to translate the text to communicate with others, while pictures are very one-dimensional. Even if you don’t speak with this person, you can communicate. So, I think pictures are much broader. I personally think so.

 

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10 Seconds

 

 

Is there any book of yours you would like to introduce?

 

Probably my least-selling book 10 Seconds (KINDERLAND/BANDAL). I like the book 10 Seconds the most. Actually, there is no text, and the subject is indescribable. So it wasn’t popular and it didn’t sell much. I was happiest when I was working on 10 Seconds. I made it my own way. It is a book that was created with a very happy process. And since there is no text, there are various opinions. I think that’s the charm of picture books. Since it’s a picture book without text, it’s not popular. It didn’t receive any love. So, whenever I go to a seminar, I bring the book 10 Seconds. I always talk about it.

 

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Flower

 

 

The age of children’s book readers is expanding, what do you think?

 

I recently published a book called Flower. People in their 50s and 60s liked that book very much. In the past, mothers read the books that their children picked up. More and more the genre is disappearing and I feel like the age limit is gone. I think it’s really fun. As a reader, it opens up many fun books. So it’s great.

 

What kind of writer do you want to be in the future?

 

Children’s favorite book writer. When playing with children there is a code that kids like. But I haven’t been able to solve that yet. So I want to make a really interesting book.

 

 

* The interview and video were produced as a part of the K-Book Online Marketing Support Project of the Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA).

 

 


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