Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

Award winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.

new journal available at Fully Booked stores in the Philippines

I have list of future dog names. There are many, but on the top of the female names is Laika.

Not the expensive camera (Leika), mind you, but the name of the first dog who was sent up to space and died alone. And not like that film My Life as a Dog I never had a sad childhood but I still often think about this poor pup, and think every rescue girl dog should be named Laika and given the happy  life the famous Laika was never able to have. The name is not used yet because I haven’t adopted a girl dog yet, and so far my rescue pups came with names given by previous owners.

It’s holiday season. There are pups who wants nothing more than furever home. I’m not going to judge you, but #adoptdontshop if you can. And please, pets are for life. Don’t throw them away like unwanted presents. But, if you are looking to adopt this holiday, sad truth, hit the shelters after the holidays when those ‘presents’ sometimes end up there.

With that long preach paragraph, ladies and gentlemen and everybody else in between, here is my new piece: Space Fetch. Yes, that’s what the original Laika looked like. Really cute.

If you are in the Philippines, please go to Fully Booked stores before the end of the year to get your free copy of 2020 journal with this jacket. (Minimum PHP 3,000.000) while supplies lasts.

We are working on releasing this as a tote bag as well. Stay tuned.