Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Brooklyn, NY. Tamaki grew up in Calgary, Alberta and graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2003. Tamaki currently teaches in the illustration department of the School of Visual Arts. Tamaki's work is incredibly expressive, using linework and brushwork to generate fields of visual energy and narrative. Her work is befitting of any daydream, fairytale or wandering path of the mind.