Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

August 13, 2004

Gary & Keith
SVA Survival Guide

Three weeks of Summer Pre-College Program at SVA went by so quickly and smoothly, thanks to the faculty team; Keith Mayerson (right), Gary Panter (left), Jonathon Rosen and Natalie Ascencios, guest speakers and all the friend artists who helped us make this happen. Also, thank you all the students who worked so hard and made this such a rewarding experience for us teachers. Hope we will see you again soon!In September a continuing education class: “How to Start Out in the Illustration World (Marketing 101 for Illustrators)” will begin. It is a 8 session class for those who are serious about becoming working illustrators. Please contact SVA for more info and bulletin.

SVA’s Student Survival Guide 2004-2005 is out now. I illustrated wrap around cover as well as 5 spread pages and 15 spots.It was fun, but also a big challenge with a lot of work. Toward the end of the project, I had severe tendinitis, and both of my arms were covered with patches. I am happy with the result, and I feel more confident in my drawing skills after this intensive drawing marathon.

The handbook will be given out free to all SVA students in September.