Jillian Tamaki

Big Thank You

Jul 15th, 2015

Con season isn’t quite over yet–I am still going to Autoptic, IFOA and some Japanese festivals in November, but the bulk of it is over. I’m relieved! In addition to the SMMA book tour, I did MoCCA, LATFOB, TCAF, CAKE, ELCAF, ALA, and SDCC. It was wonderful traveling and meeting lots of people but it’s disconcerting to be away from regular life for so long. And my studio!

So anyway, I did want to hop on here and say thanks everyone who came out to the various cons and said hi and/or bought a book. Thanks to publishers and con organizers, especially the American Library Association. Thanks to friends that let me mooch and Michael DeForge for being a great travel companion!

What follows is a completely random selection of photos from the last few months, out of context.



Jun 14th, 2015


I’m going to London! Here is ELCAF INFO!

11:00 am – Signing at D+Q booth (until 12pm)
12:15 pm – Springboard Meeting in SPACE Annexe, 129-131 Mare Street  (sorry, these meetings are all booked up!)
3:30 pm – Signing at D+Q booth (until 4:30 pm)

2:30 pm – Signing at D+Q booth (until 3:30pm)
5:30 pm – JILLIAN TAMAKI PANEL with Paul Gravett at SPACE, 129-131 Mare Street (until 6:30 pm)
6:30 pm – Signing at SPACE (until 7:30 pm)


CAKE, Chicago

Jun 3rd, 2015


I’m gonna be in CHICAGO this weekend! For CAKE. Here’s the sked:



11:30 am Panel: The Golden Age of Comics, with Dash Shaw and Sam Sharpe. Hoover-Leppen Theatre, 3rd floor

1:00 pm signing (until 2:30pm) – Not sure of the table #, but I believe it’s Quimby’s or the CAKE festival table


SUNDAY, June 7th

3:00 pm signing (until 4:30pm) – Not sure of the table #, but I believe it’s Quimby’s or the CAKE festival table

(Above: an ollddddddd cover for Hemispheres Magazine.)

Toronto, Portland, NYC Events

Apr 27th, 2015


SuperMutant Magic Academy is out this week! Thanks for everyone who came to the LA launch. It was nice seeing you. Here’s the sked for the next few weeks:

TORONTO, April 27: In conversation with Anna Fitzpatrick. 6:30PM, Revival Bar 783 College Street. Facebook invite here.

PORTLAND, May 1: 7:30PM, Powell’s City of Books on Burnside 1005 W Burnside

May 2: Free Comic Book Day and signing. 2-3PM, Floating World, 400 NW Couch St. Info here.

NEW YORK, May 5: In conversation with Estelle Tang. 7PM, Housing Works, 126 Crosby Street. Info here.


Apr 15th, 2015

Photo on 4-15-15 at 4.46 PM

I’m gonna be in LA this week and next!

This weekend: The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books!


I will be on a panel with Mariko Tamaki and others:

Saturday, April 18, 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Seeley G. Mudd 123
Young Adult Graphic Novels: World in A Frame

Moderator: Martha Brockenbrough
Hope Larson, Noelle Stevenson, Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki

Ticket required. Info here.


LA Times Festival of Books signing:

Saturday, April 18, 4:00 – 4:30pm
Location: Once Upon a Time Booth / 732

Please note! I believe only This One Summer will be available at this event.


Then, on Friday, April 24th, a SuperMutant Magic Academy launch event at Skylight Books in Los Feliz. There will be a presentation (that I still have to make?!) and a Q&A. We will laugh.

Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:30pm
1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027


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!


Mar 11th, 2015


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

JULY 24-27, 2015:


LA Signing

Jun 8th, 2014


Los Angeles triple power-signing with Jesse Moynihan (Adventure Time, Big Thinker, my AdventureTime co-boarding partner) and Seo Kim (Adventure Time, Renowned Comic and Cat Person)!

This One Summer Tour

Apr 28th, 2014

Let’s take a journey:


Mariko Tamaki and I will be in San Francisco and environs for the west coast launch of This One Summer next week! Here are the deets. (Note: there will be a LA launch in June.)

San Francisco: Book Launch!
Mission: Comics (3520 20th Street, SF)
Tues, May 6, 6:00PM
Petaluma: Signing
Copperfield’s (140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma)
Wed, May 7, 3:30PM
Berkeley: Talk/Signing
Berkeley Public Library Talk, organized by Mrs. Dalloway’s
[NEW LOCATION] South Branch, Berkeley Public Library (1901 Russell St)
Wed, May 7, 6:30 PM


After California, we will be going to Toronto. In addition to the This One Summer launch and events, my/our other books will be available for sale at the Conundrum Press table and the Drawn + Quarterly table. Here are our event details for TCAF.

Saturday May 10th
Panel: Michael DeForge & Friends
Michael DeForge, Jillian Tamaki, Patrick Kyle, Moderator Ryan Sands
Location: The Marriott 400, 12:15pm-1:15pm

Spotlight: Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
Location: The Marriott 400, 1:30pm-2:30pm

[signing to be added, maybe]


Sunday May 11th
Signing: Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki Book Signing
Location: Toronto Reference Library, Groundwood Books Table

This One Summer Book Launch
Come join us for a chill wind-down event. A quick Q&A with Hannah Sung, signing, DRINKS.
Location: Buddies In Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander St), Doors 7PM


After TCAF, we will be doing some events in NYC and DC.

May 15
NYC: This One Summer Book Launch: Talk, Q&A, signing
Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd St)
May 16
Brooklyn, NY: Talk, Q&A, signing
WORD Brooklyn (126 Franklin Ave, Greenpoint)
May 17
Washington DC: Book Launch
Politics and Prose (5015 Connecticut Ave NW)7:00PM

Then I go home and never leave my house again.


Apr 15th, 2014


Are you in Houston? I’ll be in Houston. April 26th, for Teen Book Con. Panel/signing schedule here. Unfortunately, due to some dubious planning, This One Summer will NOT be available for purchase (pub date is May 5), although we will have some to give away/show. Other books will be available.

Complete, updated list of all book tour events––SF, Berkeley, Toronto, NYC, DC––is here. [Ignore the entry for April 25th. I don’t know what’s up with that and I hope it eventually just goes away.]