Nguyen Quang

Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Kim Lien are Vietnamese illustrators who have collaborated on books published in a number of countries, often under the pen name KAA. Their illustrations are influenced by the folk culture of Vietnam and Asia. Visit them at


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“All children, except one, grow up.” –Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Rudyard Kipling, Shaun Tan, Tove Jansson

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I found joy in drawing, and I wanted to experience that joy every day.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

I’m still learning, and I think that I’m too young to give advice. But if I must, I think everyone should take care of their health.