Photo by Lendl Tellington
aka Koobta (they/them)
Book is a cartoonist and illustrator originally from Bangkok, now living in Baltimore. Every day they are still learning and unlearning about gender, sexuality, environment, and cultural differences. These themes can be found throughout their work.
While not drawing they are often found watching birds, playing board games, flying kites, rock-climbing, thinking silly thoughts, exploring the city, and eating yummy food. Inspired and energized by fun and joy, these hobbies often show up in Book's work as well.
Their frequently used media include watercolor, pencil color, collage, and digital.
Previously worked with
The Washington Post, The Nibs, The Baltimore Banner, The Creative Alliance, International Committee of the Red Cross, Anchovy Press, Imagine Neighborhood, H.O.P.E., MICA Community Art & Service, วาดหวังหนังสือ, and more
Awards & Acknowledgement
2021 Merit Awards from iJungle Illustration Awards
2021 Studio fellowship at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower
2021 World Illustration Award Shortlist
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 The Big Show, Creative Alliance | Baltimore, MD
2020 The Big Show, Creative Alliance | Baltimore, MD
2020 Unnatural Causes: Art of a Critical Nature exhibition,
Carroll Mansion | Baltimore, MD