Yuko Shimizu is an award-winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City. Her stylish and surreal ink drawings blend traditional Japanese ukiyo-e art with American comic art. They have appeared in numerous magazines, advertisements, book and comic covers.
Raina Telgemeier is a multi-award winning American cartoonist and comic artist. Most famous for her New York Times bestsellers Smile, Drama, and Sisters. Born in 1977 San Francisco, when she was 22 she moved to New York City. There she studied illustration at the famous talent factory, School of Visual Arts (SVA). In 2002, she walked out of Univesity with a BFA and stepped straight into a career of a freelance artist.