Jillian Tamaki
 

SUMMER TOUR 2015

Mar 11th, 2015

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I AM GOING TO A BILLION PLACES THIS SUMMER! Maybe one of them is near you! Here is a list of places I will be at, either on my official SuperMutant Magic Academy Book Tour or as guests of festivals.

APRIL 11-12, 2015: MOCCA Fest, NYC, NY
I will be debuting SexCoven at MoCCA this year!
(Please note! SuperMutant Magic Academy will not be available at this event.)

APRIL 18-19, 2015: LA Times Festival of Books, OS ANGELES, CA
(Please note! SuperMutant Magic Academy will not be available at this event.)

APRIL 24, 2015: Book Tour! LOS ANGELES, CA
7:30, Skylight Books

APRIL 28, 2015: Book Tour! TORONTO, ON
7PM, Revival w/Beguiling Books and Art, 783 College Street

MAY 1, 2015: Book Tour! PORTLAND, OR
7:30PM, Powell’s City of Books

MAY 5, 2015: Book Tour! NYC, NY
7PM: Housing Works Bookstore, with WORD

MAY 9-10, 2015: TCAF, TORONTO, ON

JUNE 6-7, 2015: CAKE, CHICAGO, IL

JUNE 20-21, 2015: ELCAF, LONDON, ENGLAND

JUNE 25-30, 2015: ALA Annual Conference: SF, CA (For Librarians and educators.)

JULY 24-27, 2015:
SDCC, SAN DIEGO, CA

AUGUST 9-10, 2015: AUTOPTIC: MINNEAPOLIS, MD

FCBD 2015

Mar 3rd, 2015

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Ooh, shots of Drawn and Quarterly‘s Free Comic Day offering! Flip cover featuring SuperMutant Magic Academy (out in April!) and Kate Beatons new one, Step Aside, Pops (out in the Fall).

Free Comic Book day is May 2.

Obasan

Feb 27th, 2015

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A cover for Penguin Canada’s new edition of Obasan, about the internment of Japanese-Canadians in WW2. Felt honoured to do this one, not only because it’s a Canadian classic, but also because my own family was interned as well.

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Les Miserables

Feb 19th, 2015

 

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Received some nice mail today: the Les Misérables edition I illustrated for Penguin a little while ago. I was very curious to see how this one turned out. Visualizing it on a screen versus turning it around in your hand is a very different thing! You can view the whole Graphic Deluxe series here.

Thanks to Paul Buckley and Elda Rotor for thinking of me for this one.

Upcoming Book News

Feb 12th, 2015

Whoa, lots of book news lately. HERE IS SOME MORE!

I got a copy of the SuperMutant Magic Academy book today! It’s pretty thick and satisfying to hold. Cool. Drawn and Quarterly wrote a bit about it here and included some interior pics. I will be touring the CRAP out of this book this year. So watch the News/Events space (or my tumblr or twitter) for that forthcoming info.

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ALSO! You have only a few more days to pre-order a Frontier subscription from Youth in Decline. What’s Frontier? It’s a series of cute, 30-page, beautifully-produced books. Each book is the work of a single creator. Mine comes out in April! But first I’ve got to draw it. I’ve done one page thus far. Oops.

Frontier #7: Jillian Tamaki: April 2015
Our first issue of the year features a brand new comic by the extremely talented illustrator and cartoonist, Jillian Tamaki. Her story for Frontier is called “SexCoven” and revolves around cults, file-sharing on the early internet, and sex. The 32 page issue will be Jillian’s longest solo authored comic to date.

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Last week was a big week!

Feb 9th, 2015

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It feels almost unbelievable to write, but This One Summer, which I co-created with my cousin Mariko Tamaki, won a Caldecott honour and a Printz Award.

Thanks to librarians, for these honours and, just, generally. To be perfectly honest, Mariko and I never thought we were making YA books when we started with SKIM. It was our publishers and librarians who connected us with this wonderful audience. Thank-you for that. <3

Thanks

May 23rd, 2014

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Hi guys,

Just wanted to pop on here and say thank-you for coming out to our tour events over the last few weeks. And for your support of our book. This is This One Summer’s 2nd week on the New York Times Bestsellers list.

Above: an alternate cover design. Too 80s?

This One Summer: the book

Feb 13th, 2014

It’s a very snowy day in much of the USA; I thought I’d share some snaps of our very summery story with you. Bathing suits! Jumping in the lake! Bonfires on the beach!

This One Summer goes on sale in May. We’ll be launching it in Toronto at TCAF. I’ve posted a very rough schedule of events here.

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Another 20,000 Leagues teaser

Jan 16th, 2014

My interpretation of the most famous (although, in reality, curiously minor) scene from Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under The Seas, available this Spring from the Folio Society.

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Folio Society

Jan 3rd, 2014

I illustrated another Folio Society book coming out in this spring… I wonder what it is…

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