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sonia_leong

member since October 10, 2008

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Hello! Seeing as I have a lot of friends here, I thought I'd join in on the fun ^_^

I'm Sonia Leong and I'm a professional comic artist and illustrator specialising in the Anime/Manga style. My first graphic novel was Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet (SelfMadeHero). My awards include Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) 2008 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Reader and Best Books for Young Adults 2008 for Romeo and Juliet ; Winner in Tokyopop's UK Rising Stars of Manga competition (2005/06) and Winner in NEO Magazine's 2005 Manga Competition. I designed the official Catgirl mascot for Wacom-Europe’s Manga campaign. My artwork features prominently in the British movie, Popcorn (2007). I contributed to Comic Book Tattoo (Image Comics), Tales inspired by the musician Tori Amos. I've been involved in various art books - I was Lead Artist for the book Draw Manga by Sweatdrop Studios, the leading UK comic collaborative. I'm a core member of the group and my works with Sweatdrop include Once Upon a Time…, Cyborg Butterfly and Satan's Amazon; and in the anthologies Sugardrops, Pink is for Girls and Drop Dead Monstrous.

Currently I'm working with Infinite Ideas on the Manga Life series of self-help comic books, the first two titles being Find True Love and Be Creative. I'm the artist for Aya.Takeo, a full-colour comic published weekly online from April 2007-2010.

I work in a variety of mediums including watercolour, pen and ink, screentone, alcohol colour markers, pencils and computer software. I've exhibited artwork in the Kyoto International Manga Museum, London County Hall, London Cartoon Museum, Japanese Embassy and the Manchester URBIS Centre and provided product demonstrations (on behalf of Copic, Letraset and Wacom).

My official website is:

http://fyredrake.net

If you want to view more of my standalone work, or find out more info about me.

(And yes, I have linked back here from my website too ^.^)

Comics By sonia_leong

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  • Fantasy |
  • 165 pages |
  • last: July 6 2011 |
  • 2 likes
A story about love and perseverance between a noblewoman separated from her lowly warrior, amidst a backdrop of a neo-classical Japan under invasion from spider mecha. Artwork by Sonia Leong, story by Lloyd Prentice.
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  • Fantasy |
  • 16 pages |
  • last: July 6 2011 |
  • 2 likes
Cyborg operative, Cho Tanaka is assigned to a dangerous mission. Will her feelings for day-dreaming doctor, Ben Mayhew, ever be returned? Print version available from Sweatdrop Studios ^_^
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  • Fantasy |
  • 19 pages |
  • last: July 6 2011 |
  • 1 like
A tale of two sisters linked in an all too sinister way... This was my winning entry to TokyoPop UK's Rising Stars of Manga competition 2005. It appears in chapter 2, volume 1. You can buy the whole anthology from from bookstores ^_^
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  • Fantasy |
  • 5 pages |
  • last: July 6 2011 |
  • 0 likes
This was my winning entry to NEO Magazine's manga competition back in 2005 ^_^ It's very silly, but I had a lot of fun making it as it's semi-autobiographical. Someone goes on a Power Trip as two Egyptian gods battle it out in a videogame!
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  • Fantasy |
  • 16 pages |
  • last: July 6 2011 |
  • 1 like
Satan's Amazon. Oksana is an Amazonian warrior who finally falls in battle - and is brought face to face with Satan. To reach Heaven she must re-live her life... without ever fighting back. Artwork by Sonia Leong, Story by John Bamber
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  • Fantasy |
  • 6 pages |
  • last: July 6 2011 |
  • 0 likes
Two Lolitas meet for Tea, with some scary results... This 5 page colour comic was drawn for the Dutch anime magazine, Aniway, back in 2004/2005.
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kohn5 at 8:31AM, Sept. 29, 2009

Hey i have not been on as much but i found ur comic on smackjeeves and i am still reading it it is cool i faound aya takeo

paru_sama at 5:03PM, July 23, 2009

-To add to all the other courtesy comments... thanks for the add back Sonia. I'll be uploading as frequently as i can whilst working on Jiman too. All your comics on here are amazing, keep up the good work C:

TokyoRose at 8:05PM, April 12, 2009

Oh! Thanks so much for the add back...I am humbled. Keep up the fantastic work that you do!

Camisicado at 2:52PM, April 11, 2009

Thanks for the add Sonia =D

konstan_tina99 at 7:18AM, March 15, 2009

Thanks for the add! I love Aya Takeo keep up the great work! :D

Darlo at 11:12PM, Dec. 26, 2008

Hey Sonia, thanks for the add.

xMx_BigBoss at 12:30PM, Oct. 29, 2008

New friends :D

Mushroomcomix at 1:39PM, Oct. 11, 2008

Thanks for the add!:)


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