Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

MAD Magazine Spy vs Spy receives Silver Medal from Society of Illustrators, and other news

Society of Illustrators’ annual exhibit Illustrators 58’s Book and Editorial Show just opened today. I am very honored to be receiving a silver medal for an illustration I worked with MAD Magazine‘s famous characters Spy vs Spy. The image was created for a special hardbound book Spy vs Spy An Explosive Celebration which came out late last year. Big thank you to the AD Ryan Flanders.

Opening reception and award ceremony will be held on Friday February 5. Unfortunately I will be out of the country this time, but it is such a great party every year, and so if you can, you should go. Ryan will be there to receive his medal.

The other works I have in this show are as follows (from top to bottom): two black and white drawings from the book A Wild Swan (client: Michael Cunningham and FSG), Batman cover for DC Comics (AD: Rachel Gluckstern), Little Nemo Dream Another Dream (client: Locust Moon Press), two editorial works Kiddy Pool Emergency and Frozen Kids for Asset International (AD: SooJin Buzelli) Thank you all my clients, The Society, judges, and everyone else who’s been so very supportive of my work.