Naoko Stoop

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Industry Arts
Occupation Illustrator
Location Brooklyn, NY, United States
Hello world, my name is Naoko Stoop. I am a Brooklyn, New York based selftaught illustrator. I create childhood images in my loft studio.

I’m trying to bring out the five-year old in people through my artwork. Because I believe that is the last moment before children start learning how complicated the world is, and that was when I once stopped drawing. It took me decades to come back to myself.
Now? Here I am drawing everyday!

New York Times Best Illustrated Picture Book "Red Knit Cap Girl" is available from Hachette Book Group.

For more about my work, please visit my website. Thank you.

Grew up in Tokyo, Japan,
Creating in Brooklyn, New York,

My childhood hero was Nausicaä, and my favorite character is Moomin.

Naoko Stoop