Hi! I am Momoko. I am a Japanese born, London based, self-taught illustrator. I absolutely adore children’s books and I am currently developing my first picture book.

I am a member of The Association Of Illustrators since 2016.


I was born in a small town in Japan. My grandfather was a poet, my father was a comic book writer and my mother was a literature teacher so I grew up in a house made of bookshelves.

I moved to the UK in 2003. I studied MA digital film making in London as I’ve always had an interest in visual storytelling and I became a video editor. However, I ultimately decided to pursue my dream to doodle for living. I have completed short illustration courses at the Central Saint Martins in 2014 and 2015 but I’m mainly self-taught.

London is now my second home. I enjoy living here with my baking-mad cat Clementine. We have a blog called The Cat’s Whisk where we share our recipes and stories of Clementine’s baking adventures.

When I am neither drawing nor baking, I dance (I have been training as a classical ballet dancer for 20 years).

Momoko Abe Illustrator


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s