Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Jillian Tamaki

Last year Jillian Tamaki was awarded a Governor General's Award for Children Literature for her YA graphic novel This One Summer written by Mariko Tamaki. This year she is back with another super graphic novel Super Mutant Magic Academy, which she also wrote.

SMMA is an excellent example of the change that is occurring in publishing. Originally created as a web comic it was only later expanded into a printed graphic novel. What hasn't changed is that it features more of the vivid drawings, poignant emotions, and wry humour that Jillian has become well known for.