Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

ha, I didn’t know I was so controversial in Japan. (And that’s kinda cool.)

Over the weekend, blogger Philip Kendall contacted from Japan letting me know that he has written a post about me on RocketNews24, which features mostly niche and light-hearted trend and news from Japan and other parts of Asia.
I have been aware that my site has been getting more visitors from my home country of Japan (where my work is virtually unknown) recently. But I didn’t know my work was getting some controversy over there till I read Philip’s article. And that’s kind of cool. I am definitely not going for ‘safe’ work.  Well, just please do not send me hate mails directly :-b
Read the full article here.