Bong Redila is a Filipino American children’s book author and illustrator based in Miami, Florida. He has illustrated numerous children's books including Jerry, the Boy who Cried Monster, Ann Page's Maggie and Chester series, and Lauri Fortino’s The Peddler’s Bed. The Kirkus Review, on his illustration for The Peddler’s Bed, wrote, “Redila's palette has the color and clarity of stained glass, and his figures are slightly exaggerated, suggesting Baum's original Oz.”
In 2013, Redila created an illustration series called “Borderline.” A single-panel comic, “Borderline” is a collection of surreal and whimsical images accompanied by a short line of caption or text. The aim of this project is to draw the reader into a place called Melag (mə-läg), a fictional little town where phantasmagoric and peculiar events perpetually take place that push and encourage them to expand their imagination and complete their own story on each page. This project is a spin-off of a larger project called Meläg. Meläg is a critically acclaimed book of short stories written and illustrated by Redila, published in the Philippines by Anino Comics/Adarna House.