Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

Currently At The Society Of Illustrators

Ah! It’s ben SOOOOO long since I have posted anything here. I tend to try and wait till I have enough time to write a good process post. And that time has not come for a while. My life has been hectic since last fall. I finally gave up on the idea of keeping ‘one person office’ and started to have an awesome helper come in once a week to keep track on office stuff. It’s been amazing.
Soon, I should be able to get back to posting more.
But for now, rather than keeping quiet, I decided to post three images that are currently being shown at the Society of Illustrators Editorial and Book show. Two of the covers from DC Comics Vertigo series The Unwritten (editor: Pornsak Pichetshote). And the double page spread opener which I recently finished for PLAYBOY (AD: Rob Wilson).
I will try and post process of those images soon.

Currently at the society of illustrators 1

The Unwritten #19 cover. I remember working on the sketches while teaching a workshop in Mexico….


Currently at the society of illustrators 2

The Unwritten #16 cover.


Currently at the society of illustrators 3

This image was recently created for PLAYBOY. Double page spread opener.