Jillian Tamaki

Eat, Learn, Play

Oct 31st, 2007


Oct 30th, 2007

Arctic Art

Oct 28th, 2007

The new issue of The Walrus Magazine, ‘The Arctic Issue’, features a lot of work by some of the best contemporary Inuit artists. Amazing. Check it out if you can.

(You can find The Walrus in the “Current Affairs/News” section of the newsstand in both The States in Canada, typically filed with the New Yorker and Harper’s.)

Below, a lithograph by Suvinai Ashoona.

Reykjavik Tree

Oct 28th, 2007

Workin’ at it

Oct 28th, 2007

Posts are lacking due to work work work! For some reason I’ve found myself saddled with a lot of hyperdetailed double page spread type-things. Here’s a simple silhouette.

Tom Sawyer and Becky in the cave

Oct 22nd, 2007

Ballpoint pen.

Seth on Style

Oct 22nd, 2007

Here’s an interview Seth gave a while ago, pegged to the Tin Tin doc that was on PBS> I think I may have posted it before. I thought of it when I read a bit of In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists yesterday in a bookstore. In that book, he spoke of the shorthand one develops as an illustrator, the visual “tricks” one knows will play well with Art Directors, and how it can lead to bad illustration. Gaudy, happy colours and people that are ultimately empty. Actually I find I really identify to a lot of Seth’s outlook and thoughts. He says some very piquant things about Style and Influence in the linked interview… two things I know are of interest to a lot of students.

Washing Up

Oct 20th, 2007

Becky Thatcher

Oct 20th, 2007

Tom Sawyer

Oct 19th, 2007

I read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer when I was in Iceland. I actually think it was the first Mark Twain book I’ve read. It reminded me of Charles Dickens’ work, which I really enjoy. They really create complete visions. Speaking of complete visions, I also recently saw Blade Runner at the Zeigfield Theater in NY. So freaking awesome.