Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

conversation with Tatiana Córdoba

2013 is coming close to the end. My life is never perfect, but I think I had a pretty good year. How about you?
One of the best part of the year was that I was able to travel to places I never thought I would have a chance to visit, and met some wonderful people along the way.

One of those memorable trips included a week in Bogotá, Colombia  in April to speak and give workshop during illustration conference Congreso Internacional de Ilustración. 
there I met a young, talented and enthusiastic illustrator Tatiana Cordoba, who had recently worked on a graphic novel about the life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez Gabo: Mamorias de una Vida Mágica.  We became good friends, and she took me around all around Bogota.

One quiet afternoon, Tatiana and I sat  in a cozy coffee shop slash book store located right near now closed bull fighting arena to have a conversation. She has recently published it both in Spanish and English, so I wanted to share with you. Also, some pictures I took during the magical trip to Bogota are posted here as well.
read the interview in Spanish here.
read the interview in English here.

Tatiana and me, in front of the cathedral, on a rainy day in Bogota