Our third 30th Anniversary print is here! We are very excited to have received a stunning piece from the one and only Jillian Tamaki!
Jillian Tamaki has long blown us away with her range of work, from her webcomics to her graphic novels, by way of her small press work and commercial illustration. Having been pulled into comics at an early age courtesy of Archie Comics, in her teenage years she started her drawing with her own homemade zines to pass out to her classmates before heading off to art school. It was there that she developed a taste for the works of independent creators such as Seth and Chester Brown.
Her stunning brushwork has created beautiful worlds inhabited by fascinating characters, both in her solo work and her graphic novels produced with her writer cousin Mariko Tamaki. Her first collaboration with Mariko, Skim, perfectly encapsulates the weight of peer pressure we carry in our youth with her heavy brushstrokes, and their coming-of-age follow up, This One Summer, swept up awards in its wake, including Eisner, Harvey, Prinz Honor and (a graphic novel first) Caldecott Honor awards. Her most recent title, Supermutant Magic Academy, began life as a webcomic where she had the freedom to play fast and loose creatively, and the result is an art style full of personal idiosyncrasy and wonderful creative energy. Recently she has dipped her toes back into animation with two episodes of Adventure Time.
Representing the unstoppable force that is Jillian Tamaki, with her exciting creative momentum and ever-developing style, is Nancy and Tonya. Two young women, pressing forward, leaning into the burdens they carry with grace and dignity.
Nancy and Tonya comes as an A3 digital print on 270gsm Brightwhite Colourplan stock, limited to 150 copies.
However, we were so excited by this image we also decided to do an extremely limited, web-exclusive run of 6 (yes, only SIX) A2 Giclee prints on 308gsm Hahnemuehle Photo Rag (acid free, 100% cotton).
Each print will be marked and numbered on the back with a special Gosh! 30th Anniversary stamp.