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

Thank you!! Society of Illustrators gold + silver medals.

I just got a call from The Society of Illustrators with  fantastic news: TWO of my illustrations were granted medals from their 55th annual illustration competition! Beyond belief, SO excited!

Silver medal in book category was given to DC Comics Vertigo‘s ongoing series The Unwritten issue #43 cover.  This happened to be one of my favorites out of close to 50 covers I have created so far in last four years.

Gold medal was for a collaboration with JW T Hong Kong for Tame Your Hair advertising campaign for female unwanted hair removal service.
Big thank you to the Society, all the judges, and editors and creators of The Unwritten (Mike Carey + Peter Gross, creators  and Karen Berger, Shelly Bond and Gregory Rockard, editors) and Jimmy Lee, creative director from JWT Hong Kong for believing in my work!!

Winning works will be exhibited at their  Museum of American Illustration during the month of February. Opening reception will be on Friday, February 1, 2013

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…and using this opportunity, two other works that got accepted into another of great illustration annual: American Illustration 31, which just came out.  Another Unwritten cover as well as a spread for PLABOY (AD: Rob Wilson) Four other accepted works from my upcoming kids book can be seen here.

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