Mika Song writes and illustrates children's books about sweetly funny outsiders. She grew up in the Philippines and Hawaii and lives in Queens, New York. Her squirrel characters, Norma and Belly, appear every week in a comic strip on Sundayhaha.com, a free kids comics newsletter that she started with Jen de Oliviera in March 2020. She loves making comics with kids in schools and drawing on paper.
She received the Portfolio Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Since then she's illustrated several books for other authors, including A Friend for Henry by Jenn Bailey which received the Schneider Family Honor from the American Library Association. Her graphic novel for early readers Donut Feed the Squirrels was nominated for an Eisner award.
More on the web:
Jarrett Lerner asked me why I make books so I made some comics about it.
An article for Brightly about what the comic format means to me and why I think it is important for young readers.
A recording of a kids comics workshop for MICE.
I talk about my favorite animal on Grace Lin's podcast Kids Ask Authors
How to pronounce my name and what it means on Teachingbooks.com
A recent author interview with NIA Brooklyn, a great non-profit that runs after-school programming for students.
To get in touch about book projects email Erica Rand Silverman at erica(at)stimolaliterarystudio.com. For everything else email mikamood(at)gmail.com
Or send me something by mail:Mika Song
PO Box 4594
Sunnyside, NY 11104
If you are interested in purchasing original art check out Atheanaeum Comic Art.