Jillian Tamaki

Totoro Forest Update

Aug 31st, 2008

You can now place an online bid on my Totoro Forest Project drawing. Here are instructions on how to bid. My picture is on Page 3 of the gallery (middle, top row).

My previous post about this piece included some sketches and thumbnails, if you’re interested.

charcoal 1

Aug 29th, 2008

Obama 08

Aug 29th, 2008

Giving Good Face

Aug 28th, 2008

Michael Phelps Collab Illustration!

Aug 26th, 2008

This is about Michael Phelps and the dismal state of the athlete recruitment programme in the US. For ESPN.

So Sam helped me with this one a bit, so I thought it was only fair to credit him in the mag. Our first co-credit! I couldn’t decide which background was best, so I sent the AD (Siung Tjia) all three. I sometimes do that and let the AD decide… I can’t tell if they like that or not. I don’t think they mind too much. They went with the darker rose background (above).


Aug 25th, 2008

Here’s a new one for SEED Magazine. It’s about literature for kids with a science angle. A slightly bigger, better version is here.

Sea of Gymnasts

Aug 22nd, 2008

ANOTHER sports related project. A rejected sketch that might get filed in the “to-do” folder…

Michael Phelps Diet

Aug 20th, 2008

It’s Phelpsmania here, Stateside. The NBC featurette of his 12,000-calorie diet has touched off an unfortunate rash of journalists attempting to “recreate” his daily intake. We get it. It’s a Herculean task. Please stop now.

P.S. Interesting interpretation of “Ham and Cheese Sandwiches”, England!

Sports in Brooklyn: 6

Aug 19th, 2008

Football drills yesterday. Since I’ve moved to America, I’ve learned that Football = Fall. Which is most welcome.

Melancholy Mood

Aug 13th, 2008