Portrait Jeet Zdung

Jeet Zdũng

Position: Illustrator
Categories: Illustrators

Comic creator-illustrator Nguyễn Tiến Dũng (pen name: Jeet Zdũng) was born in 1988 in Da Nang and grew up in Hanoi. He works mainly in the field of creating, writing and illustrating books for readers from 4 years old and up. His works are multiform, including manga/comics (with or without words), graphic novels and picture books. His work often depicts adventures and observations on nature, folk arts, sports, children, and wildlife. Jeet Zdũng has diverse drawing styles that change depending on the content, from realistic depictions to cartoon, manga, and Vietnamese Japanese folk styles. His favourite materials are watercolour paper, washi paper, Dó paper, canvas, comic pen, brush, ink, watercolour, gouache, acrylic, and acryl gouache. At present, jeet’s most successful works are two graphic novels: Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear and Saving H’non: Chang and the Elephant, co-authored with conservationist Trang Nguyễn.

He has won several awards, including a Silent Manga Audition Excellence Award for his manga Stand Up and Fly and was the first Vietnamese to have won the Yoto Carnegie Medal for the illustration of Saving Sorya.