JILLIAN TAMAKI is an illustrator and comics artist living in Toronto, Ontario. She is the co-creator, with her cousin Mariko Tamaki, of the YA graphic novels Skim and This One Summer, the latter of which won a Caldecott Honor in 2015. Her own books include the graphic novels SuperMutant Magic Academy and Boundless, as well a picture book for young children, They Say Blue. A professional illustrator since 2003, she has worked for publications around the world and taught at Parsons and SVA at the undergraduate and graduate level. Her second picture book, My Best Friend, written by Julie Fogliano, will be released in 2020.