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An LCS interview with Yuko Shimizu

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Darren Di Lieto: I would like to welcome Japanese illustrator Yuko Shimizu to the LCS. Yuko is an instructor at the School of Visual Arts and based in New York City with a studio in midtown Manhattan. Yuko has a wonderfully unique style that has deep roots in tradition and culture while always feeling fresh and new. Over the last 10 years her work has been seen on Gap T-shirts, Pepsi cans, VISA billboards, Microsoft and Target ads, as well as on the book covers of Penguin, Scholastic, DC Comics, along with the pages of NY Times, Time, Rolling Stone and The New Yorker to name a few.
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Interview: Andrei Eremin vs Edo (Milwaukee Banks)


Two of the dudes from behind the scenes of Melbourne’s beats scene, producers Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, I’lls) and Edo (Milwaukee Banks), talk uni connections, Fractures and studio snacks in this Artist on Artist interview. Sydney music blog Artwork by Ben Jelfs.

External Link: Interview: Andrei Eremin vs Edo (Milwaukee Banks)

When Zombies, Screenwriters and Illustrators Collide

Screenwriters John August (Big Fish) and Craig Mazin (The Hangover) record a great weekly podcast that all creative types could benefit from. They end the shows with each sharing a ‘one cool thing’ they’ve recently discovered. I drew this 2 min scene of their on air quirky relationship.

Music: Mike Timmerman
Audio: Scriptnotes podcast

What Does Your Halloween Costume Reveal About You?


YOHO: You Only Halloween Once (per year)
Halloween is the only day of the year we can reveal who we truly are by putting on costumes. And no one knows any better because Halloween is a day known for “dressing up”.

In this exclusive IllustrArticles interview, we took a walk with The Queen of Hearts herself to learn more about how she likes to YOHO (per year).

External Link: What Does Your Halloween Costume Reveal About You?

Once Upon a Sketch Podcast Episode 6 – State of the Industry


The Once Upon a Sketch podcast episode 6 is up and we welcome our friends Donald Wu, Chris Jones and Mary Reaves Uhles to talk about the state of the freelance illustration market. We discuss about how the industry has changed, our uses of social networking to make connections and finally getting around to the mediums that we all work in. It’s a great conversation with good information.

External Link: Once Upon a Sketch Podcast Episode 6 – State of the Industry