Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

Award winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.

my kids book sneak peek! (and American Illustration!)

In case you didn’t know, this week is a Mayor Bloomberg approved official Illustration Week in New York. One of the biggest event of the week is American Illustration and American Photography Annual publishing party in a beautiful old synagog in Lower East Side.
I have six images accepted  into this year’s annual, among them four are from first children’s book I have illustrated, which is due out in spring 2013.
Barbed Wire Baseball was written by Marissa Moss.  As you may be able to guess, it is a story takes place in wartime Japanese internment camp. It is a story of endurance and hope.
It was a tremendous amount of work to get full book done. I am so happy that they got accepted into the Annual.
You can see all the images from this year’s American Illustration 31 Annual here.
"yuko Shimizu" "Barbed Wire Baseball" "American Illustration"

"yuko Shimizu" "Barbed Wire Baseball" "American Illustration"

"yuko Shimizu" "Barbed Wire Baseball" "American Illustration"

"yuko Shimizu" "Barbed Wire Baseball" "American Illustration"