Jillian Tamaki
 

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

Apr 11th, 2014

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Selected images from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas, by Jules Verne. Published by the Folio Society. You can buy it here.

One of the best part of being an illustrator, in my humble opinion, is reading books that you might not have otherwise. Given the modern-day representations, I think I was expecting some sort of pulpy adventure story (quite an anachronistic notion, given the book was written in 1869). In reality, it’s a scientific travelogue: very thoroughly observed and researched. There are also some very beautiful descriptions of foreign lands that, when you think about it, are no closer to most of us now than they were in 1869.

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Other Folio Society books I have illustrated:

Goblin Market and Selected Poems – Christina Rosetti

Irish Myths and Legends – Lady Gregory

Fame

Apr 8th, 2014

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So I was on Colbert yesterday… um… sort of.

From the NYT. And thx, Erin McGuire for the eagle eye!

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Mar 8th, 2014

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For the New York Times.

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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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Sunday Review Cover

Jan 5th, 2014

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An illustration for this weekend’s Sunday Review cover. A really interesting article about new ways of assessing cancer rates.

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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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Overpopulation

Nov 26th, 2013

An illustration about world overpopulation, for Corporate Knights magazine. AD Jack Dylan.

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Ark

Oct 28th, 2013

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For the NYT “Private Lives” blog. It’s about a woman whose husband has died and has felt abandoned by friends and society.

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NYTBR BTB: Donna Tartt

Oct 21st, 2013

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I’m still doing the weekly “By The Book” column in the New York Times Book Review. I think this one turned out well. I enjoyed Donna Tartt‘s hair.

House of Anansi sketches

Oct 8th, 2013

Here are some sketches for the House of Anansi A-List covers. They did a little interview with me here.

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