Charlene Chua is the illustrator of:
- Julie Black Belt: The Kung Fu Chronicles
- Julie Black Belt: The Belt of Fire
Charlene is an award winning illustrator who began her career in her native country of Singapore. Her background encompasses web design and advertising, including working for the interactive wing of Ogilvy & Mather's Asian operations. Her interest however, has always been primarily in illustration and she eventually pursued a career as a fulltime artist.
Her progress was rapid and resulted in an appearance in a regional exhibition showcasing the talents of designers and illustrators within Southeast Asia. Her work has appeared in regional versions of international publications such as the men's magazines FHM and Maxim. She has also provided illustrations for various marketing and advertising initiatives ranging from women's magazines to promotional illustrations for CD covers, shopping malls and even real estate in Indonesia and Australia.
She now calls Toronto home, along with two petulant cats and a dazed husband, where she continues projects such as a short, monthly comic book for children, and the occasional cover for video game magazines. She is represented by the Lemonade Illustration Agency in the United Kingdom and eventually hopes to complete a graphic novel she has been nursing for several years.
See more of her artwork at www.charlenechua.com.
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"She's dedicated to what she loves to do"
"[Charlene has] developed a very slick vector style of drawing"