The Monkey Square
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Surt Lim (Writer & Founder)
Surt's passion for manga and anime led her to create Monkey Square,
a company of fellow manga enthusiasts intent on creating high
quality, original manga-style graphic novels for publication
in the US, Japan and rest of the world.
Surt has been writing for as long
as she could remember and is passionate about creating stories
of worlds filled with vivid beauty and characters that touch the
hearts of the readers.
Hirofumi Sugimoto is a talented, versatile illustrator and manga artist from Yokohama,
Japan. He is currently working on creating "Kasumi", Monkey Square's first Shojo manga series to be published in
Fall 2008 by Del Rey Manga. Sugimoto-san had initially worked on Monkey Square's first project - "Hanabi", a Josei manga series, that was placed on hold for "Kasumi". His other experiences include working with Kodansha, Idea Factory and Wrench Studio.
Sugimoto-san has always loved drawing
and manga since he was a child. His love for the medium is shown
through his beautiful characters that he creates and the feelings
that he convey in the dramatic scenes that come alive through
You can view Sugimoto-san's work at: http://www.h-sugimoto.com
Based in Tokyo, Harumi Ueno is instrumental in the MonkeySquare
team. Harumi-san is the bridge between the writer and the artist,
ensuring a smooth flow of translated work and communication in
the completion of project milestones. She, like the rest of the
Monkey Square team, is a life-long manga enthusiast and provides
knowledge into the Japanese culture and valuable comments in the
manga creation process.
(Art Director & Editor)
The most unassuming member of the team. He brings the team together
and ensures the chapter's storyline and art follows the overall
theme of the series and art style. He provides the critical insights
and suggestions to polish the story and art to its highest potential.