Jillian Tamaki

Original Time

Apr 29th, 2010

About off-the-grid vacations. American Way Magazine, AD Sam Solomon.

Community Garden

Apr 27th, 2010

For Boston Magazine. AD Betsy Halsey.

The Russian

Apr 25th, 2010

Odd Jobs

Apr 20th, 2010


Here’s a picture of old-timey Catwoman I did at the request of the Doug Wright Awards.  When Brad MacKay, Chester Brown, and Seth ask you to do something, YOU DO IT. It will be auctioned off to benefit the Awards next month. I will mention it again closer to the date. The Doug Wright Awards have been so supportive of my career, so it’s the least I can do.

My D&Q Petit-Livre Indoor Voice, has NOT been released yet, as is proclaimed on Amazon. I will let you know when it is.

I had my final meeting with my SVA MFA Thesis Student, Anat Even Or, today. You can see her final project in the “Comics” section of her website. But really, someone should put it out as a book. Viewing it online doesn’t do it justice.

Such a melancholy and exciting time for students, this time of year. Especially seniors. Us teachers wish you only the best as we kick you out of the nest. If you’ve worked hard and made the most of yourself and your time, you’re ready. I saw two former students on the same day last week and I was unnaturally happy for the rest of the day. I really do grow attached to them!

Hopefully, wherever you are, there are cherry blossoms.

Tree Frogs

Apr 15th, 2010

Acrylic Frog

Apr 8th, 2010

Two for the Aw Screw It

Apr 5th, 2010

Without planning it, I drew two self-portraits today. One was for an “official” thing (ie. “nice”) and another feels like a much more accurate reflection of my current state.

I really effing hate drawing self-portraits.


Apr 5th, 2010


I WON’T have a table at MoCCA this year, but I WILL be on a panel.

YA? Why not!
Young Adult graphic novels are swiftly gaining popularity among librarians, teachers, and most importantly, young readers! Join Hope Larson (Chiggers, Mercury), Jillian Tamaki (Skim), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Baby-sitters Club), and Tracy White (How I Made it to Eighteen) for a discussion about their work, their influences, and their audience. Moderated by The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald.

69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue, NYC

I will cart along a few copies of Skim in case you want to buy one.

This should also be a fun event: Drink and Draw Like a Lady is a pre-MoCCA party for  comicbook womenfolk.

Friday, April 9th, 2010
7:30 to 10:30pm
192 Books
192 Tenth Avenue at 21st Street, NYC

(P.S. The adorable poster is by Lucy Knisley; thank-you to Hope Larson for organizing.)

NYTBR Illustration

Apr 4th, 2010

Here’s a little illustration in today’s New York Times Book Review, accompanying a review of If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous.
AD Nicholas Blechman.

Two Winners

Apr 2nd, 2010

After a very scientific judging process (I asked my friend Tom to pick two numbers randomly then I counted the names out of the list with a my little cursor): RESULTS!

The winners are:


J Bennett and Carolita, make sure you email me your mailing addresses at jill (AT) jilliantamaki (DOT) com.

Hooray! Thanks all for reading.