The illustrators

  • The illustrators that we use are experts in Japanese language and culture.

  • lrj_illustrators_PeterDaly_jpgPeter Daly was born in Surrey and studied Wildlife Illustration at Dyfed College of Art, Wales. After working in London art studios he moved to the Southwest where he has produced wildlife painting for exhibitions, taught art locally and produced work for card agencies, book publishers and magazines.


    My lifelong passion for traditional Japanese painting has found expression in my art. I was trained in the classical Western tradition, so learning to see and paint in the Eastern way has been a challenge as well as a delight. Children, animals, people, and nature are my favorite subjects. Drawing with a bamboo brush and ink, I strive for lines that are fresh and alive; then I add watercolor in a limited palette of colors. I can also create illustrations in a more traditional, realistic style.

    I’ve worked as a professional artist for 25 years, illustrating many children’s books, book covers, posters, magazines, brochures, as well as fine art commissions.

    lrj_illustrators_PanaStamos_jpgPana Stamos is an illustrator and comic artist based in San Francisco. Previous titles she has worked on include NO8DO: She Has Not Abandoned Me and Iris Print's The Nimbletons. Her webcomic, Machine Flower, has over half a million readers worldwide. Trained mostly in the art of book and magazine illustration, Pana has also dabbled in the video game and animation industries, working as the color designer and texture artist for several 3D-animated shorts, including The Monster Within, which aired between programmes on the Nicktoons channel.

    lrj_illustrators_JudithLoske_jpgJudith Loske was born in 1988. She completed her degree in illustration in 2010. Her final project Sadako’s Cranes was published by Minedition. Now she works as a freelancer in the field of children’s book illustration. She likes to work with pencils, watercolours and the computer.


    I live and work in Niigata, Japan, where I have been creating illustrations since 2005.  In addition to illustration , I also specialise in logo design (branding) and graphic design.