Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

October 24, 2004 (2nd Post)

Books (October 24, 2004)

My work will be in a group show “Psionic Distortion” in Tokyo in November. It is a show of Japanese comic artists and western artists who have been influenced by Japanese comics. I will be showing pages from “Sweater for Siamese Twins” and some personal pieces. For details, please read press release.Three new books just came out.
1) “Imagemakers — Cutting Edge Fashion Illustration” (by Martin Dawber from Mitchel Beazley, UK) features 50 fashion illustrators around the world including friend Marcos Chin and myself.
Our images were shown at Liverpool Biennial art festival at John Moor’s University Gallery between October 4-15.
2) “Manga — 60 Years Of Japanese Comics” (by Paul Gravett from Harper Collins) is an extensive history book of manga. My work is mentioned as a Japanese comic artist working abroad, along with friend Paul Pope mentioned as a western comic artist doing manga in the US.
3) “Websites — 100% Loaded” (from Feierabend, Germany) yukoart.com is included as one of the best designed artist sites.