Yuko Shimizu’s Unwritten Illustrations

One of my favorite comic books is “The Unwritten”, written by Mike Carey with art by Peter Gross. The comic is published by the Vertigo (DC Comics). New York based artist, Yuko Shimizu illustrates the incredible cover art for the series. Her unique illustration style was one of the main reasons I started reading the comic! It is scary to think that she almost never became an artist at all. At the young age of 22, Yuko had a mid-life crisis. She was working for a prominent public relations firm in Tokyo, when she realized it was not the path for her. She worked hard, saved her money and moved to New York City to attend the School of Visual Arts (SVA). Yuko an incredible inspiration, for her art and her journey! She is currently working from her studio in Manhattan and is happy to report that she has never experienced a mid-life crisis since.

To see more of her amazing illustrations for “The Unwritten” or her art for other publications or exhibits, check out Yuko’s website gallery. Or your local comic book shop!!


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