Yuko Shimizu

Yuko Shimizu is a multi-award-winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City, Shimizu is an instructor at The School of Visual Arts and has almost 20 years of experience illustrating. Her work includes multiple disciplines from DC Comic covers (Sandman the Dream Hunters, The Unwritten, Batman), Criterion Collection DVD jackets (Godzilla box set), and advertising for Apple, Nike and Pepsi. Additionally she has collaborated with the Smithsonian Museum and Library of Congress. Shimizu is a two-time Hugo Award nominee and was recently awarded the Caldecott Honor, one of the highest awards for picture books, for her work on the children’s book The Cat Man of Aleppo (Penguin, 2020).