Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Brooklyn, NY. She grew up in Calgary, Alberta and graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2003. She currently teaches in the illustration department of the School of Visual Arts. Her two books of personal work are Gilded Lilies (2006) and Indoor Voice (2010). With her cousin, writer Mariko Tamaki, she co-created of the graphic novel SKIM(2008) and the graphic novel, This One Summer(2014).