Meomi is Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy. Meomi enjoys sitting by the ocean, making up stories, drinking tea, and drawing strange creatures. Meomi's characters have appeared in clothing, toys, merchandise, and magazines worldwide. They have also created art and animation for clients such as CBC4Kids, Google, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Yo Gabba Gabba, and the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Paralympics. Meomi likes sea slugs, yarn hats, and ukuleles. Visit them at www.meomi.com.
"Meomi presents characters that are both cutesy and beautiful at
the same glance. The artwork translates easily to a coloring page,
but is also full of enough detail to make each reading a different
adventure. In one story there is an Escher-like moment as the team
journeys through a series of caverns and cannot tell up from down.
My son spots something new each time. There is a touch of whimsy in
not only the artwork but also the construction of the books." -
GeekMom, Wired magazine
"The underwater spaces in the [Sea of Shade] are much more creative and fantastic than the cartoon. Some of what is underwater in the book looks like it is really above water, but the pictures are beautiful and the story is so creative. I loved reading the story and seeing more basics of the characters than you get in the television show." - Crafty Moms Share