Jillian Tamaki

Bear Pants

Jan 20th, 2009


Jan 19th, 2009

Bee Free

Jan 18th, 2009

Absence in Pictures

Jan 18th, 2009

I liked James Gurney’s post on “Absence and Presence” to commemorate Andrew Wyeth. In short, what you leave out of a picture is as important as what you put in. A good lesson for students (or any of us that fall back on too-literal solutions).

If you happen to be looking for a good Wyeth book, check this one out. ‘Got it a few years ago and it’s excellent.

My Week in Review

Jan 16th, 2009

Butterflies x 10,000.


Jan 16th, 2009

… surely the most epic illustration ever made.

Test your knowledge of Dog Movies.

Queen of the Mountain

Jan 15th, 2009

Oh lordy, busy busy around here.

There is a Society of Illustrators opening tomorrow. It’s the Sequential show, which is traditionally very low-key. But here’s the info anyway. I have a few pieces on view.

Mariko and I will appear on Shelagh Roger’s CBC book show “The Next Chapter” on Jan 24. This is not 100% confirmed yet, but I thought I’d post it before I forget. Info, times, etc. here.

Also not 100% confirmed yet, but I believe Mariko and I will have a presence at TCAF. TCAF! Joy! More details later.

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Jan 13th, 2009

The Importance of Manners, in today’s Science Times.

AD Kelly Doe.

Telephone Doodle

Jan 10th, 2009

Half World

Jan 10th, 2009

I mentioned this project a few months ago. Well, now all information is available!

I’ve done the cover and a dozen or so interior illustrations for Hiromi Goto’s YA novel, Half World which will be released this month. I believe it is only available in Canada for the time being. I think they’re working on the US rights sometime in the near future.

Melanie Tamaki [!!! -Ed] is an outsider.

Unpopular and impoverished, she is the only child of a loving but neglectful mother. She barely copes with surviving school and life. But everything changes on the day she returns home to find her mother is missing, lured back to Half World by a vile creature calling himself Mr. Glueskin. Soon Melanie embarks on an epic and darkly fantastical journey to Half World to save her mother. What she does not yet realize is that the state of the universe is at stake….

Award winning author, Hiromi Goto’s novel is an adventurous, genre-bending fantasy of shape-shifting characters, tortured half lives, and redemption.

The book is dark and filled with mythological-type creatures. I very much enjoyed it. Trailer and other information here (I did not have anything to do with the trailer design).

Thanks to Hiromi and Lisa Lapointe at Penguin Canada.