Jillian Tamaki is a cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Toronto, Ontario. Co-creator alongside Mariko Tamaki of the graphic novels SKIM and This One Summer, which won a Governor General’s Award and Caldecott Honor; Tamaki is also the author of SuperMutant Magic Academy, and Boundless, a collection of short comic stories.
Now the Caldecott and Printz award-winning cartoonist is the creative force behind the new original poster for the annual Children's Book Week which begins April 30th this year. The poster features the theme "One World, Many Stories," and depicts several animals as they read.
“Posters really become part of the environment in a school or library,” Tamaki tells The Washington Post’s Comic Riffs of her ink drawing that she colored in Photoshop. “The concept isn’t too deep: Reading all over the world — without being too ‘It’s a Small World.’ ”
Children's Book Week is a nation-wide literacy initiative that takes place in schools, libraries, and bookstores. The initiative is supported and guided by Every Child a Reader and the Children's Book Council.
2018 Children's Book Week poster by Jillian Tamaki