Julien Chung
Zero Zebras

A counting picture book for children

Children's Publishing

Commissioned | Professional

How were your illustrations used? :
Book inside or spot illustration/s

How did you make this work:
"Zero is a big nothing, but it is also a big deal." The art director asked me to come up with a concept that would bring home the idea of nothing. To this end, I decided to fill up the left-hand pages with the animals that were mentioned and the right-hand pages would be empty and leave the reader feeling like there was something missing. The refrain on every spread was "... and zero zebras".

Commissioner Name :
Patti Ann Harris
Commissioner Company :
Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic

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Julien Chung is an award-winning designer and illustrator who makes pictures for children’s books. He has published with Beach Lane Books, Kids Can Press and Scholastic, among others. His work has been recognized by the Bologna Children's Book Fair and the Nami Concours. He lives in Montreal, Canada with his wife, near a park with squirrels, woodpeckers, and deer. Julien likes to draw them all.