Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

signed pre-orders are up!

Double signed book pre-order alert! These two books I have illustrated are coming out this fall, and signed re-orders have started.

Godzilla pop-up book: I teamed up with the pop-up book master Matthew Reinhart (he’s worked with Maurice Sendak!) to bring Godzilla into life. I’ll be signing all preorders through my local  Book Culture (only domestic US shipping at the moment). Published by Insight Editions.

Junko Tabei bio picture book: written by Anita Yasuda will be published in September. Books of Wonder is taking pre-orders and both of us will sign. (USA and international orders accepted.)
We will also have a publishing event there on September 29, so please save the date and bring kids! Published by Clarion Books.

I can’t wait to show you what we made!
And big shout out to my coloring assistant Stephanie Kim without whom the books would not have met deadlines.