Coastal Comic Con are delighted to announce that Award-Winning artist and illustrator Sonia Leong will be one of our Special Guests!
Sonia first graphic novel was Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet and she quickly grew to be a powerhouse in the industry. Her many awards include Young Adult Library Services Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Best Books for Young Adults, Tokyopop’s first UK Rising Stars of Manga competition and Sonia also contributed to the Eisner Award-winning Comic Book Tattoo: Tales inspired by Tori Amos (Image Comics).
Her work also appears in Doctor Who: The Women Who Lived (BBC Books), Domo: The Manga (Tokyopop) and Bravest Warriors: The Search for Catbug (VIZ Media). Sonia is also a cover artist for Titan Comics on Assassin’s Creed: Awakening and Norman.
In children’s publishing, she illustrated the I, Hero series by Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore, the Girls FC series by Helena Pielichaty and the Ninja series by Chris Bradford.
She also works in other fields such as design, film and television, fashion and advertising. She is part of Sweatdrop Studios, a comic collaborative and independent comic publisher based in the United Kingdom.
Sonia will also be running manga art workshops at Coastal Comic Con, for all ages!