Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

business trip to Turkey: studio is closed

I took off to Turkey to judge this year’s International Cartoon Competition run by prestigious Aydin Dogan Foundation.
I am really looking forward to be meeting judges from all around the world gathering in Bodrum, a southern coastal city, which I hear is supposed to be beautiful.
There will be multiple events during our stay outside of judging, including award ceremony and drawing cartoons with kids. (and a bit of vacation in Cappadocia after, of course.) Can’t wait.
Studio and my print shop are both closed and will reopen on June 29.
Thank you and have a good rest of June.
(below is a picture I took in Istanbul last November, when I got stranded in Istanbul for one day on the way back from a vacation in Sicily. Beautiful, Istanbul!)"turkey" "istanbul" "mosque"