Jillian Tamaki

Warming Hands

Feb 29th, 2008

Skim Social Networking!

Feb 29th, 2008

One of the things that was cool about doing Skim, which is set in 1993, is that I didn’t have to draw computers, computer mice, chat rooms, cellphones, and so on. So it amuses me to announce that Skim has a Facebook page! Be her friend (or is it fan?). She could use a few.

Gretel drinks out of mugs

Feb 28th, 2008

“Quiet, I’m Thinking!”

Matching Gold Medals

Feb 27th, 2008

Our hardware from this year’s 50th Annual Society of Illustrators annual (editorial category). Neat!

Skim Redux!

Feb 25th, 2008

A fun piece of Skim Fan Art from Simon Häußle! It is wonderful (and really really weird) to see little ol’ Skim re-imagined.

Some press is starting to trickle in, including this Quill and Quire starred review. (pdf)

I will have more information about Skim and promotional events in Toronto within the next few weeks. So stay tuned.

Robert Weaver

Feb 24th, 2008

Amazing Robert Weaver slideshow on the NY Times website. How much more awesome would it be to look at these in a magazine, as opposed to a series of photos?


Feb 24th, 2008

I had my class at Parsons do a silhouette project. I think it’s a great exercise; “the silhouette” should be considered in every illustration, even those in full colour.

Snowy Friday

Feb 22nd, 2008

This has got to be the most disgustingly charming thing I’ve drawn in a long time. Oh well. If you’re in NY now, you’ll understand.

ARE you in NY? Are you going to the Society of Illustrators opening tonight? I might see you there.

Between the Sexes

Feb 16th, 2008

(Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos)

A Slate slideshow on the theme of “the differences and similarities between the sexes.”

Photography really fascinates me, although I’m not a great photographer myself. I love Slate’s Magnum daily photo feature… I check it every day. The albums are themed: thinkers, telephones, Poe-inspired, etc. When something strikes me, I squirrel it away in my big reference folder. I go there for help: for colour, faces, composition, objects, animals, and concepts (what a great concept in the photo above–look closely).

Maniac, Maniac

Feb 15th, 2008

Test your knowledge of Dance Movies. Then watch the clip below (kinda NSFW!). Yay Friday!