AOKI Mitsue was born in Hyougo prefecture on February 24, 1969. In 1988, she debuted Kiyo Shuppan's photography magazine, Pink House. Her specialty is drawing cute girls, and also writing stories with a cheerful atmosphere. She writes many of her works based on her personal experiences. (translated from Shodensha)
In the photo, Aoki is the one wearing the ten-gallon hat.