Jillian Tamaki


Sep 28th, 2015

Here is a series of illustrations to accompany the short story Cowan, by Kris Bertin. They were created for the Walrus Magazine, one of my favourite clients.


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Despite all my better judgment, I still love designing illustrations for print. I think there’s a lot of potential storytelling in using the physical elements of the page.

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Unpublished Illustration

Sep 1st, 2015


Foreign Agents

Jul 17th, 2015


A new illustration for CIO Europe, AD SooJin Buzelli.


Mar 23rd, 2015


The poster for the East London Comics and Arts Fest hath been revealed. It’s bonkers! I’m gonna be there!

Other tour dates and summer events are here!

Sundays and Cybele

Mar 6th, 2015


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Finally got around to taking some pics of the packaging I designed/illustrated for the Criterion release of Sundays and Cybèle.


Feb 27th, 2015


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.

AD Lisa Jager



Les Miserables

Feb 19th, 2015






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.

Les Mis

Sep 5th, 2014


This is the front cover of the Penguin Graphic Classics Les Misérables that I illustrated. (Just the cover. Not the insides. You’re on your own there.) But this is just the front! It’s a full wraparound (with a very, very thick spine and french flaps). Will post the full thing when I get a physical copy. The book is on sale Feb 2015.

View the others in the Penguin Graphic Classics here. AD Paul Buckley.

P.S.! I am much better these days at updating the Tumblr version of this blog. #2014


Sep 5th, 2014

NYT Op-Ed about a woman’s account of the living conditions on Riker’s Island (an NYC prison). AD Matt Dorfman. Below, a variation.

Sundays and Cybele

Sep 5th, 2014

Criterion Collection cover for Sundays and Cybèle, a very beautiful and disturbing French new wave classic.

AD Eric Skillman.