Yuko Shimizu is an award-winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City.
Her first monograph which includes works from past ten years of her career was published from Gestalten in 2011. Her fist children’s book Barbed Wire Baseball is due to be out in spring of 2013 from Abrams Books.
“Collected here are images I had created over the years that depict monsters and mythical creatures. I always get excited to create imaginary creatures, that are not really human, not really animals… I had a lot of fun with them. ” Yuko Shimizu