Jillian Tamaki


Mar 23rd, 2008

Hey guys,

This will be last post for about a week. I will be up in Toronto promoting our book. I thought this would be a good time to do a megapost about the latest and future goings-ons in Skimland.

First: an excerpt! This is a little cut from Part 1 of Skim. You can also download a .pdf version if it’s too big for your browser or you’d like to zoom in on the art.

If you are in Toronto, come to The Launch. Mariko and I will be doing a small presentation where I will be showing sketches and other process stuff. And, of course, yammering about our experience. And partying. Details:

This Is Not A Reading Series, Skim Launch
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 – 7:30pm
Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

Also on Wednesday, you can listen to Mariko and I on CBC’s entertainment radio show “Q”. I think that comes on around midday. Check local listings. I was actually on Q once before with the lovely Hope Larson. But that time we had a guest interviewer… this time I will actually meet celebu-host Jian Ghomeshi. I am terrified.

If you are an OCAD student, you can also come to a talk next Friday. It will be more in-depth and illustration-focussed. Mariko will also be there to talk about Skim. We’ll probably bring some copies to hawk.

Friday, March 28, 2008
Ontario College of Art & Design
Auditorium (room 190)
100 McCaul St

Lastly, I thought I’d post some media tidbits, including a review from last weekend’s Globe & Mail and this month’s BUST Magazine. Read a small online article about my comics-making soundtrack at Drawn (thanks, Matt!). And, lastly, a feature in the National Post is due to run on Wednesday. I archive all this stuff on my website under the “books” section.


Thank-you for your patience. I thought I’d blast all this info at you at once, instead of stringing it along over multiple posts. Maybe I’ll meet some of you in Toronto!