Xiong Liang, writer, painter, pioneering Chinese illustrator. His works draw on the best of China’s long artistic tradition, depicting unique scenes and characters in drawings brimming with visual poetry, emotion, and expressiveness. His works span a number of fields, including children’s books, illustrated novels for adults, plays, novels, and modern ink wash painting. They unite a variety of influences, both deep and broad, to produce a style all Xiong’s own. His representative works including “Chinese Edition”, “The Little Stone Lion”, “The Beijing Opera Cats”series, “Wandering with the Wind”, “The Solar Terms”，“Little MuKe”. In 2014, Xiong was nominated for International Andersen illustrator Award. In 2018, he became the first Chinese artist chosen in the shortlist of International Andersen illustrator Award.