Lisha Jiang (China)

How the idea for your silent story was born?

An ancient Chinese poem says “I raise my cup to invite the Moon who blends. Her Light with my Shadow and we’re three friends”. I found interesting to think of the moon as a person, so I made a story of the moon as a traveler and walk the audience through its perspective.

What's the story about?

The moon rose from the dark sea at night, interacting with different earthlings along its journey. Fascinated by its bright light, men tried to capture the moon and build a temple to worship it. After the tremendous celebration when everyone were exhausted, a lonely child found the shining moon. The two shared a quiet moment-they were the only ones awake on this vast land…

Why have you decided to enter the contest?

I’ve always been interested in different approaches of visual storytelling, and making a wordless picture book is both a challenge and excitement to me.

Your story is dedicate to...

This book is dedicated to my parents who have always been caring and supportive to my exploration on art path.


Lisha Jiang is an illustrator and comic enthusiast from Hangzhou, China. After graduated with a MFA degree from School of Visual Arts in New York, she moved back to Hangzhou. She’s been working on various visual media and projects, and this is her first attempt on picture books.

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