Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

So, What’s Yuko Been Up To??

Hello everyone. OK, so, I am in a big trouble. I have not updated this website since September!!!

I think it needs a bit of explanation, or more like, apologies, or maybe excuse… you name it. But honestly, I am terribly embarrassed! Because I go visit schools and lecture the importance of updated websites!!

Since the last show (see the post below from September), my schedule has been crazy busy.. I have visited and lectured in Detroit (College for Creative Studies), Birmingham UK (British International Comics Show), Philadelphia (University of the Arts), then I just came back from Kansas (University of Kansas) and on the way to Ohio (Cleveland Institute of Art) next week.

On the illustration world, some of the projects I have been working on are: the very first children’s book, a NY City subway poster which should come out to stations near you sometime this year, iPhone cover designs, a tequila bottle design, a few new book covers, a really fun movie poster and also just about to start working on a Japanese theater poster.

It’s been fun, and I shouldn’t complain, but it is true I had zero time to update my site, and my blog has not been updated much either.

I finally gave up trying to have ‘one person office’ and found someone to come help me once a week. It’s still new, but it has given enough time for me to rest, sleep, cook and clean my apartment.