Motoko Yoshinobu よしのぶもとこ
Motoko Yoshinobu was born in Kyoto, and graduated from the Kyoto Seika University Faculty of Design. Kyoto remains her home today. She has worked widely as an illustrator of grade-school level textbooks and supplemental learning materials. She uses a computer to produce highly intricate illustrations and to design characters for the Web, but also works in watercolors and pencil. She seeks out subjects that will induce a sense of nostalgia in her readers and tug on their heartstrings, leaving them with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.