Scribble’s “I am the metro” wins the World Illustration Award


I am the metro by Kim Hyo-eun, translated by Deborah Smith and published in English by Scribble, won the Professional Children’s Edition category at the 2021 World Illustration Awards.

Scribble editor Miriam Rosenbloom has acquired the worldwide rights in English to I am the metro, which was published in Korea by Munhakdongne Publishing Group, and commissioned the English translation. The book is described by the publisher as “a cinematic journey on the Seoul subway that masterfully portrays the many unique lives we experience every time we take the train.”

“We are absolutely delighted that I am the metro has received this incredible international recognition from the Association of Illustrators, ”said Rosenbloom. “I first stumbled upon the original Korean edition of this book in late 2019 at the Shanghai Book Fair and immediately fell in love with Kim Hyo-eun’s stunning visual tale. We are so proud to bring this wonder for an English-speaking audience Kim Hyo-eun’s victory is a wonderful celebration to share on our fifth anniversary.

Scribble also recently launched a new website in honor of the imprint’s fifth anniversary.

Now in their 46th year, the World Illustration Awards have been hosted by the British Association of Illustrators (AOI) in partnership with the Directory of Illustration in the United States since 2015. Twenty winners, one “professional” and one “new talent” from each category, in categories including children’s book, book cover and commercial edition, were announced at an event in London on October 12.

For more information on pricing, see the AOI website.

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