UK – A Talk with Jillian Tamaki

Cartoonist Jillian Tamaki appears in conversation with internationally renowned comics historian Paul Gravett at Gosh Comics on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

Consistently one of the most challenging, exciting talents working today, Jillian’s artistic vision ranges from the smoothly rendered art of This One Summer (her award-winning collaboration with cousin Mariko), through to the sketchy experimentation bringing immediacy to her brilliant webcomic SuperMutant Magic Academy.

The full breadth of her talent is visible in her new collection from Drawn & Quarterly, Boundless. A compilation of short works from throughout her career, Boundless is a snapshot of a bold, talented, uncompromising artist. No wonder, then, that we jumped at the chance to do a limited bookplate edition of the book, not to mention enlisted Jillian as one of the artists to contribute to our range of 30th anniversary prints.

Jillian joins us thanks to the Lakes International Comics Arts Festival. The festival takes place in the Lakes District town of Kendall, hosting a dazzling array of talent, with guests this year including (along with Jillian) Sergio Aragones, Chip Zdarsky, Jason, Mariko Tamaki, Benoît Peeters, Stan Sakai & many, many more! More information on the festival, happening from October 13-15, can be found here.

We’re very pleased to have the one and only Paul Gravett joining us to interview Jillian. With an unparalleled knowledge of international comics history (keep an eye out for his new book Mangasia: the Definitive Guide to Asian Comics, coming from Thames and Hudson in October), Paul is something of a national treasure when it comes to the comics form. Historian, advocate, journalist, curator, publisher: there’s not much he hasn’t put his hand to when it comes to the medium. Which needless to say makes him an excellent interviewer!

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

IL – Boundless Signing

Cartoonist Jillian Tamaki (SuperMutant Magic Academy, This One Summer) appears in conversation with Jessica Campbell on Friday, June 23rd at 7:00 PM to present her new book: the inventive and incisive Boundless.

Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Toronto. She is the co-creator along with her cousin Mariko Tamaki of the graphic novel Skim, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Their second graphic novel This One Summer earned a Governor General’s Award and a Caldecott Honor. Tamaki’s first collection of her own comics was the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller and Eisner Award-winning, SuperMutant Magic Academy.

This event will feature Jillian Tamaki in conversation with Jessica Campbell, the artist of Hot or Not: 20th-Century Male Artists!

Jessica Campbell is from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and is an enthusiast of jokes, painting and comics. She completed her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was the recipient of the Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship, and also a comics instructor. She has exhibited work in Canada, the United States, Australia, and Greece, and was selected as one of NewCity’s 2015 breakout artists. She is a member of the Chicago-based comics collective Trubble Club and has published comics with micro press Oily Comics, and contributed to Drawn & Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels.

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Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

NYC – Boundless Signing

Cartoonist Jillian Tamaki (SuperMutant Magic Academy, This One Summer) appears in conversation with Emily Gould on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:30 PM to present her new book: the inventive and incisive Boundless.

Jillian Tamaki, the award-winning, beloved cartoonist of This One Summer and Supermutant Magic Academy launches her newest title at Greenlight. Boundless, a collection of short stories, explores the virtual and IRL world of contemporary women with Tamaki’s signature surreal and wry lens. Boundless is at once fantastical and realist, playfully hinting at possible transcendence: from one’s culture, one’s relationship, oneself. Author Alexandra Kleeman says, “Jillian Tamaki’s finely hewn tales read like transmissions from a parallel universe just as lonely as our own, but in a more beautifully felt, hilariously ephemeral way.” Tamaki discusses Boundless with author and publisher Emily Gould, accompanied by a visual presentation of her work. A wine reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch.

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Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-246-0200

QC – Boundless Release Party

Join award-winning cartoonist Jillian Tamaki (SuperMutant Magic Academy, This One Summer) on Friday, May 26th at 7:00 PM for the launch of her new book: the inventive and incisive Boundless.

At once fantastical and realist, Boundless explores the intersection (and overlap) between the virtual and IRL worlds. From Jenny, who becomes obsessed with a strange “mirror Facebook,” which presents an alternate, possibly better, version of herself; to Helen, who finds her clothes growing baggy and her shoes looser as she shrinks away to nothingness, these evocative, strange, and magical stories showcase Tamaki’s skill as an artist and storyteller.

JILLIAN TAMAKI is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Toronto. She is the co-creator along with her cousin Mariko Tamaki of the graphic novel Skim, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Their second graphic novel This One Summer earned a Governor General’s Award and a Caldecott Honor. Tamaki’s first collection of her own comics was the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller and Eisner Award-winning SuperMutant Magic Academy.

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Librairie Drawn and Quarterly
211 Bernard O., Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2224