Jillian Tamaki was one of the first people on our East Coast roadtrip list and was also our first interview on the trip. We met up with Jillian the Saturday morning of SPX. Her latest book is This One Summer, written by her cousin, Mariko Tamaki. Her other upcoming work includes the SuperMutant Magic Academy and a wide range of amazing illustrationwork.
This Inkstuds was sponsored by Stuff Said.
250-page full color 8” x 10” hardcover • $34.99
Ships in: November 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now
In 1947, the author’s grandfather, Arsène, traveled across the ocean to a mysterious, dangerous jungle colony at the behest of his cousin. Together they would build something deemed impossible: a utopia of modernity, in the wilderness — but not before Arsène falls in love with his cousin’s wife, Marieke. Whether delirious from love or a fever-inducing jungle virus, Arsène’s loosening grip on reality is mirrored by the reader’s uncertainty of what is imagined or real by Arsène. This first full-length graphic novel from the critically-acclaimed Olivier Schrauwen is an engrossing, sometimes funny, slightly surreal and often beautiful narrative.