Jillian Tamaki


Sep 29th, 2008

Hi guys,

I don’t think I’ll be posting this week. So let me just leave a note about this weekend’s event: The Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland. Mariko and I will be exhibiting there (Table D12B), Skim is nominated for an Ignatz Award, and I will be participating in a panel:

The Page as Canvas
Sunday, Oct 5. 4:30-5:30.

Alongside the word balloon, the formal device most closely associated with comics is the panel grid itself, the framework that provides structure and sequence to most comics pages. What happens when artists break the grid and use the page more broadly as a narrative canvas? What problems and opportunities does this approach present? Moderator Austin English will explore this topic with panelists Molly O’Connell, Juliacks, Jillian Tamaki, and Lauren Weinstein.

ALSO? I made a MINI-COMIC. Wonders. Some of the stuff is reprints from this blog, some of it is new. Regardless, TOTALLY worth $3. I will probably have some left over and will sell them online.

Colour Coded S/S09

Sep 26th, 2008

Colour trends via Refinery29. Above, Sea Foam.


Drew Barrymore

Sep 26th, 2008

My best Autumn Whitehurst impression. Test your knowledge of Drew Barrymore.

Our Hearts Will Go On

Sep 24th, 2008

After that last post, I think we need a Unicorn Chaser. But I only have this old picture of Céline Dion. It’ll have to do.


Sep 24th, 2008

Maybe I’m overworked and kinda stressed, but John McCain really effing pushed me over the edge today. I know I’m totally preaching to the choir on this one, but DUDE, I’M HATING YOU, BIGTIME. He and his actions are so TRANSPARENT and it’s driving me INSANE. After months of procrastination, I finally donated to Obama’s campaign today.

Canada (my home country) is also holding an election right now. I actually thought it somewhat charming that the Canadian Broadcasting Company reported on a rally regarding ARTS FUNDING today. Canada has its share of “Real Problems” and obviously I feel strongly about Arts funding (both my books benefitted from government grants). But a dearth of experimental films is slightly less terrifying than the prospect of Sarah Palin squaring off with Ahmadinejad, you know?

It blows my mind that Obama has not put the nail in the Republican coffin by now. Seriously, are we back to electing officials because they’d be more fun over brewskis? Didn’t we go over this already?

This is not the beginning of a long series of semi-coherent rants culminating in a mysterious disappearance on Nov 4. I promise.



Sep 22nd, 2008

The Sanitation of Fairy Tales

Sep 22nd, 2008

For The Boston Globe. AD Greg Klee. (Click for larger view.)

Graham Romieu

Sep 21st, 2008

Sometimes you tell someone you like their work and they send you presents!

In class, I always use Graham Romieu as an example of someone with a strong and unique conceptual style. There’s something really intangible in the execution and tone of his work that makes it so hilarious…

Skim, en français

Sep 19th, 2008

C’est disponible! Le chat est noir. Il y a trois oeufs dans la jardin. Ou est la personne avec les cheveux? J’aime les barres de chocolat.

Cut-up Illustrations

Sep 18th, 2008