Jillian Tamaki

Failed Comic Game

May 30th, 2008

So Sam and I were going to play a game where I drew the panels and he filled in the word balloons. But then I did this and it just seemed better left ambiguous. Click for a larger version.


May 30th, 2008

Hey, I won this thing(!):*

*A Society of Publication Designers Gold Medal! For this piece. Thanks to Leo and Arem at the New York Times Magazine.


May 30th, 2008

NYTimes Health Illustration

May 29th, 2008

Speaking of colour, here’s a piece I did for this week’s Health section of the NYTimes. It printed fabulously, probably due to the very saturated and bright colour scheme (images on newsprint are automatically dulled down quite a bit). Something to remember for next time.

Colour Schemes

May 29th, 2008

Contractual Ne’er-do-wells

May 28th, 2008

There is a lot of buzz in the comics blogs about the evil Tokyopop contract. Contracts and business stuff are the boring, unglamorous side of commercial art-making and, frankly, sort of exists as a grey area when it comes to some illustration stuff. But I think linking to some of the commentaries surrounding this particular case is useful, especially since I know a lot of you are probably art students. Maintaining high standards for your work not only benefits you, but the entire community.


May 27th, 2008


May 24th, 2008

Procrastination Sketch: Figures 2

May 24th, 2008

Procrastination Sketch: Figures

May 23rd, 2008

Some of you might be able to tell that I was watching Whisper of the Heart while doing this. But, uh, not from the penis-guy. Because Studio Ghibli doesn’t roll that way. But anyway, I love that movie and you should see it.