Duelling Illustrators – Live!

Watch two illustrators engage in battle as each attempts to outdraw the other. While a story is read out live, the artists will each draw out their vision of how the scenes from the story would look like.

The story featured in this session is based on the book, The Book That Was Handed Down, written by Yixian Quek, illustrated by Grace Duan Ying and published by ST Press. 

18 JULY 2020 (SAT)
2.15pm – 3.00pm



Darel Seow is a visual storyteller who illustrates the tales of the natural world through his unique brand of wry wit and whimsy. He believes in the draw of storytelling as a means of engagement, creating experiences that simultaneously excite and educate. Particularly interested in museums and culture, he has worked with art, cultural and educational institutions to encourage learning through the power of imagination and play.

Jumaini Ariff is a published author and well-known for her storytelling persona; ‘Nek Selampit’. She heads ‘Storyscribblers’ which provides quality literary workshops for students and preschool educators in 2017, Jumaini became the first storyteller to be appointed as a Language Ambassador, by the Malay Language Council Singapore.

Quek Hong Shin is a freelance illustrator who has written and illustrated several picture books including The Amazing SarongThe Incredible Basket and Universe of FeelingsThe Incredible Basket was the winner of Best Children's Book at the 2019 Singapore Book Awards.