Hello, friend! When I was young, I was so addicted to drawing that my brother would exploit me by selling me copy paper for 3 dollars a sheet. Now he is an economist and I am a starving artist. I also wonder how I had the money to buy such expensive drawing paper.

I am an illustrator working out of Chicago for most of the year and Taipei over the winter. 
I am proudly represented by Emily Van Beek at Folio Literary for book illustration. Please reach out to her directly at emily@foliolit.com for any book inquiries. You can also reach me at juliaskuo @ gmail.com.
I have illustrated the following books:  
Distillery Cats (2017), Ten Speed Press / CROWN PUBLISHING 
The Sound of Silence (2016) , Little, Brown and Co. / HACHETTE BOOK GROUP 

The Curious Artist: Drawing Trees and Leaves (2016), Quarry Books / ROCKPORT PUBLISHING 
Go, Little Green Truck! (2016), Farrar, Strauss and Giroux / MACMILLAN PUBLISHING

How To Get Dressed (2015), Ten Speed Press / CROWN PUBLISHING
20 Ways to Draw a Shoe (2015), Quarry / ROCKPORT PUBLISHING
Daisy and Josephine (2014), Paula Wiseman Books /SIMON AND SCHUSTER
The Thing About Luck (2014), Atheneum Books / SIMON AND SCHUSTER
20 Ways to Draw a Dress (2014), Quarry / ROCKPORT PUBLISHING
20 Ways to Draw a Cat (2013), Quarry / ROCKPORT PUBLISHING
Everyone Eats (2012), SIMPLY READ BOOKS
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream (2011), Little, Brown and Co. / HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
Notable clients include: Science Friday, New York Times, Fendi, State Farm, TransAsia Airways, Broadly / Vice, Mr Porter Mag, Cleveland State University, Access Contemporary Music, Hyphen Magazine, Edible Cleveland, Edible Ottawa, Universal Music Group, Capitol Records, American Greetings, Tiny Prints, the Home Shopping Network, JoAnn's Fabrics.
Press:
"For Cat Lovers, a Book on the Guardians of the Liquor Cabinet" - by Florent Fabricant - New York Times. December 18, 2017
A LIVE All-Star Bonus Mega Special Picture Book Maker Episode: Kuo, Cordell, Pizzoli, Santat, Collier - The Yarn Podcast - School Library Journal. September 24, 2017
Gold Award Winner - by Claire Green - Parent's Choice Awards. June 15, 2017

“Katrina and Goldsaito and Julia Kuo: All the Wonders, Episode 355” - by Matthew Winner - All the Wonders Podcast. May 5, 2017
“Best of 2016: Picture Books” - by Matthew Winner - All the Wonders Podcast. December 19, 2016
“Best Picture Books of 2016” - by Minh Le - Huffington Post. December 15, 2016
“The Best Children’s Books of 2016” - by Maria Popova. Brain Pickings. December 12, 2016
“Best Books of 2016” - Boston Globe. December 7, 2016
“NPR’s Book Concierge: Our Guide to 2016’s Great Reads” - NPR. December 6, 2016
“Best Picture Books of 2016” - Kirkus Reviews. November 21, 2016
“Calling Caldecott: The Sound of Silence– by Minh Le – The Horn Book. October 4, 2016
Ruth Bader Ginsburg stars in a children’s book, and other best kids’ and YA books – by Abby McGanney Nolan, Kathie Meizner and Mary Quattlebaum – The Washington Post. September 27, 2016
"The Sound of Silence: An Illustrated Serenade to the Art of Listening to One’s Inner Voice Amid the Noise of Modern Life" - by Maria Popova - Brain Pickings. September 8, 2016
“Book Chat with the Illustrator: Julia Kuo – by Alvina Ling – LB Books. August 23, 2016
The Sound of Silence’ traces a boy’s listening tour of Tokyo – Nicole Lamy – The Boston Globe. August 8, 2016
“Calling Caldecott: 
The Sound of Silence– by Julie Danielson – Book Page. August 2, 2016
“Kirkus Review: 
The Sound of Silence– Kirkus Reviews. May 4, 2016
Meet Me in the Woods” – by Emily Potts – Neenah Paper Blog. July 17, 2015

State Farm: Next Door Community Stories – Julia Kuo” – Next Door Chicago. July 5, 2015
State Farm: Next Door Community Stories – Preview” – Next Door Chicago. February 2, 2015
Sneak Peek of Cleveland Public Library’s Newest Library Cards” – by Sarah Valek - Cool Cleveland. September 3, 2014
Literary Lots – Creating the Aquatic Lot” – The Library as Incubator Project. July 25, 2014
"Take the Edge Off: 59 National Parks in Miniature" - by Emily Potts - Moo Cards,, November 15, 2013
Book Review: 20 Ways to Draw a Cat” – by Teoh Yi Chie – Parka Blogs, October 12, 2013
Literary Lots: Please Dream a Million More” – by Julia Kuo – The Library as Incubator Project, August 22, 2013
"People: One Minute with Illustrator Julia Kuo" - by Chris Smyth - Creative Arts Network, August 8, 2013
Artistically Speaking” – by Rebecca E Parsons – Blog Talk Radio, June 2, 2013
An Interview with Julia Kuo” – by Rachel Corbett – How to Pickle a Sweater, May 15, 2013
Fall Board-Book Round Up” – by Pamela Paul – The New York Times, October 10, 2012
Julia Kuo at WMC Fest 2012” – by WMC Fest, July 27, 2012
Artist Julia Kuo has helped us rediscover our town: My Cleveland” by Grant Segall – The Plain Dealer, July 2, 2012
Bangstyle Featured Artist: Julia Kuo – Cleveland” by Kelsey Herman – Bangstyle, May 14, 2012
Rich Sommer, ‘New to Cleveland’ and Jason Schossler” on Around Noon by Dee Perry, NPR Ideastream, April 19, 2012
Painting a Neutral Character” by Nicole Stempak – Dumpling Magazine, February 13, 2012
Julia Kuo’s Visual Diary” by Rory O’Connor – Shaker Life, Feb/Mar 2012
Through the Eyes of Illustrator Julia Kuo” by HoChie Tsai, TaiwaneseAmerican.org, January 30, 2012
The guide ‘New to Cleveland’ is smart, elegant, and self-published” by Karen R. Long, The Plain Dealer, January 8, 2012
“Day by Day” by Jennifer Holton, Cleveland Magazine, August 2011
” ‘Next to Normal,’ Brandi Carlile and ‘100 Days in Cleveland’ “ on Around Noon by Dee Perry, NPR Ideastream, June 8, 2011
Sketches capture Cleveland’s best side: Connie Schultz” by Connie Schultz – The Plain Dealer, June 5, 2011





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