Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

A Wild Swan is officially out now

I took off to Slovakia (to visit a client) and then to Vienna (to teach a workshop), but world does not stop while I am gone.
A Wild Swan, an illustrated book of reimagined fairy tales, I worked with Pulitzer prize winning author Michael Cunningham and the awesome team at Farrar Straus and Giroux finally came out today (Tuesday, November 10). The team had worked on this project for on and off for about a year.
The book is filled with interior illustrations (9 full pages, 1 double page), as well as some spot images here and there, and 10 drop-cap designs, on top of illustrated lettering, back-cover image, end paper, and secret embossed image on the dust jacket you can only see with the book right in front of you as an extra bonus.
For those who are not in the US, some foreign editions are:
Fourth Estate (UK), Prometheus (Holland), Bompiani (Italy), Luchterhand (Germany), Editions Belfond (France), Gradiva (Portugal), Arhipelag (Serbia), Gummerus (Finland), and Corpus (Russia). And at least I know UK, Poland and Serbian editions are coming out at the same schedule as US edition.

Holiday season is coming up, this would make a great present too! Amazon purchase link (US) here