Jillian Tamaki


Sep 16th, 2012

SuperMutant Magic Academy
won an Ignatz brick. Thank-you, SPX voters!

[I post SMMA comics on the above tumblr exclusively. You can follow it there, or via RSS.]

I make these comics for fun, as a break from my usual nitpicky illustration and graphic novel work. I’m glad you enjoy them too.

Also, I watched Battle Royale yesterday.

Check out the other nominated webcomics, won’t you?

* Amazing Facts… and Beyond! with Leon Beyond by Dan Zettwoch and Kevin Huizenga
* Black Is the Color by Julia Gfrorer
* Lucky by Gabrielle Bell
* Starslip by Kris Straub

Anxiety Blog

Sep 15th, 2012

Here’s an illustration I did for the New York Times Anxiety blog a few days ago. The story is about a woman who develops Trichotillomania and OCD as a result of trauma.

I haven’t been taking very many illustration jobs these days because I’m trying to be very diligent with the graphic novel progress. There is just so much to do, it’s almost hard to wrap my head around it all. It’s a very different workflow from my “normal” life as an illustrator, which is usually about lots of smaller, shorter jobs – little nuggets of reward and feelings of accomplishment. There is something monk-like about holing yourself up for a year, chipping away at one thing. Anyway, I’m glad I took this little job… a breath of fresh air for a few days.