The author of the manga, along with the duo, Akira Himekawa.

Qais Sedki (1)

Sedki, an Emirati who is a father of two children, left his IT job to become a comic book author. He founded Pageflip, a Dubai publishing house which publishes his work. Sedki wrote the dialog in Classical Arabic; he said that he wanted to fight the perception that Classical Arabic, associated with schoolwork, was "boring." To help form his comic, Sedki approached the duo, Akira Himekawa, and asked for consultation on how to best express the manga style. They then became the artists of the books. Gold Ring was awarded the 2010 Sheikh Zayed Book Award for children's literature.