Welcome! S4LE.com is a collection of projects by Toronto designer/illustrator Hilary Leung.

SCBWI - Picture books are an integral part of my life. From child to adult, I have always loved them. As a published illustrator, I am a proud member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Last year, I submitted a piece for the Tomie dePaola Award piece - be sure to try and find my hidden Mark Twain surprise!

The Brothers Leung - My brothers Peyton, Ben and I are The Brothers Leung. All three of us were able to collaborate on The Pirate Girl's Treasure: An Origami Adventure, published by Kids Can Press in 2012. We have filmed a series of YouTube videos ([ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ]), including a book trailer and instructional video for our Origami Pirate Girl bookmark. You'll find a link to a printable pdf below the video.

Ninja Cowboy Bear - My good friend David Bruins and I self-published, "The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear" in 2008. We were lucky that people seemed to like our little book as much as we did. Shortly after the book debuted, we were approached by Kids Can Press about licensing our book. Since then, we've also released, "The Way of the Ninja" and "The Call of the Cowboy" through Kids Can Press. They are even available in French and as e-books.

I quickly discovered how much kids like ninjas, cowboys and bears (see here and here). Sometimes they do a better job explaining how to play Ninja Cowboy Bear than I do.

This past year Bookaboo & Anthony Calvillo "The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear" on CBC. There has also been significant interest in creating a Ninja Cowboy Bear television series.

We are happy to note that there are Ninja Cowboy Bear as well as Pirate Girl fans worldwide. We have tried to bring our stories to people wherever we go, and sometimes are even invited by organizations including Word On The Street, Toronto Comic Arts Festival and the Canadian Embassy Library in Japan. Here are some adorable fans in Japan.

Author Visits - Please contact me here about doing a book event or a school visit. I love meeting fans and sharing my creative process with them.

1000stranger project - I am planning to illustrate 1000strangers one day. What started as a daily drawing exercise has grown into significant personal project that has been exhibited at various art shows including the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.

Lego - My MSCED 8-bit Lego Project (Make Something Cool Every Day) will one day be collected into a picture book for my son, Harrison. I've built over a 100 original displays and am a proud member of the Toronto Lego User Group. We exhibit our pieces at stores and events across North America.

Ambigrams - I love ambigrams and I love ultimate frisbee. This is perfect, because ultimate frisbee discs are designed to be turned all around. My "Spirit of the Game" design is the most popular and is also available in mynew Society6 store. Other logos I have created were selected for publishing in Logo Lounge.

Connect - Here are links to my blog, flickr, facebook and twitter.

Please feel free to explore the S4LE v.1.0 flash site here. OPEN 24hrs!