Jillian Tamaki
 

***NEWS UPDATE***

Oct 13th, 2014

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**NEWS UPDATE**

Lately I have been very bad at keeping my various online sites up-to-date with news and events and whatnot. Going to rectify that now, succinctly.

- Unfortunately I will not be at ThoughtBubble festival this year, as originally planned. I’m sorry!

- This One Summer was nominated for a Governor General’s Award, a Canadian literary prize. We have been split up into “text and illustration” categories again, which caused some consternation the last time with Skim. I am honoured to be nominated, nevertheless. Fun fact: 3 of the 4 nominated illustrators are ACAD grads.

- The Adventure Time episode that I boarded with Jesse Moynihan, Astral Plane, was teased at NYCC! Not sure when it airs.

- I dropped off some leftover SuperMutant Magic Academy minis to The Beguiling and Desert Island. The book, which will collect and conclude the strip, is still slated for a Spring 2015 release. :-)

SPX INFO

Sep 8th, 2014



SPX INFO.

Above, a selection of some of the wares I’ll be peddling at table #J5, which I’m sharing with Youth In Decline‘s Ryan Sands and Jane Cho. Random bibs and bobs, plus a NEW SMMA MINI (aka the LAST SMMA MINI ever).

This One Summer will be available at the First Second table. It’s nominated for an Ignatz too! I’ll be signing on at First Second on Sunday 2-3. Or whenever you catch me at #J5.

I’m on one panel. Sunday, 12:30, White Flint Auditorium.

Stories of Girlhood: What is the difference between writing about girlhood and writing for young girls? What can we generalize about the experience of girlhood in Western culture? And how do we express that in words and images? Moderator Ellen Lindner (The Black Feather Falls) will consider these questions and more with artists Jillian Tamaki (Skim, This One Summer), Aisha Franz (Earthling), and Melissa Mendes (Freddy Stories, Lou).

More Programming info here.

Les Mis

Sep 5th, 2014

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This is the front cover of the Penguin Graphic Classics Les Misérables that I illustrated. (Just the cover. Not the insides. You’re on your own there.) But this is just the front! It’s a full wraparound (with a very, very thick spine and french flaps). Will post the full thing when I get a physical copy. The book is on sale Feb 2015.

View the others in the Penguin Graphic Classics here. AD Paul Buckley.

P.S.! I am much better these days at updating the Tumblr version of this blog. #2014

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Sep 5th, 2014

Finally finished this weird-ass mini-quilt. Just don’t ask me what it is or what it’s for.

Riker’s

Sep 5th, 2014

NYT Op-Ed about a woman’s account of the living conditions on Riker’s Island (an NYC prison). AD Matt Dorfman. Below, a variation.

Sundays and Cybele

Sep 5th, 2014

Criterion Collection cover for Sundays and Cybèle, a very beautiful and disturbing French new wave classic.

AD Eric Skillman.

Original Art at San Diego Comic-Con

Jul 23rd, 2014

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Yep! The Beguiling, Canada’s the world’s favourite comic shop, is now handling the sale of selected pieces of This One Summer original art. From the press release:

The Beguiling will be debuting more than two-dozen gorgeous pages from This One Summer as part of its offerings at Comic-Con 2014 at booth #1629, a small corner of publisher Drawn & Quarterly’s booth, from Thursday July 24 through Sunday July 27 (no preview night this year).

More info here. All unsold pieces will appear in their online store. If you are not going to SDCC and would like to inquire, email mail@beguiling.com.

More photos of original art here were previously posted here.

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Jul 23rd, 2014

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This One Summer original art

Jul 7th, 2014

I had to take some photos of some This One Summer original pages so I thought I’d share them here.

A little status update on the book: the book is available in French, Italian, and, soon, Spanish! And you can read the New York Times review here.

Thanks again so much to everyone who has come out to our events, including the recent signing in LA. It means a lot. <3

(You can click on the images for a slightly enlarged view)

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Sketchbook: Homesick Alien

Jul 7th, 2014

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