Annette was born in Japan and moved to California as a child. She was trained in traditional oil painting from the age of ten.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego.  Annette now creates pictures books and graphic novels that appeal to a diverse audience.

“From a young age, I was drawing funny pictures and writing quirky stories. I often got in trouble at school for scribbling in my notebook instead of paying attention in class. I am now back on the journey I started as a child, to tell stories through my art.”