Meg Ishihara is an illustrator based in Japan. Growing up, she spent much of her time doodling (mostly on math notes) and pouring over picture books at the school library where she found her love for art. Watching Pixar’s The Incredibles at 8 years-old launched her into having a deep interest in animation, igniting her passion to become an artist. She’d spend hours during weekends creating stories and designing worlds and characters, all with her trusty 2B pencil. She taught herself to draw with traditional media and later to work digitally. After graduating from college in Hawaii, Meg returned home to Japan and has since worked with clients such as Scholastic, Coldwell Banker Properties and illustrated her first children’s book Hound Won’t Go written by Lisa Rogers and published by Albert Whitman & Company. She works with Great Lines Hawaii each year to illustrate their gift products which are sold at Walmart and US military bases.
Meg’s illustrations portray people (and dogs), places and moments in everyday life with a touch of whimsy, humor and magic. She aims to tell heartfelt stories that will bring joy and warmth to those who see her work.