Yuko Shimizu

Freedom: Be who you are, Love who you love, Read what you want

December 1st at 8:00pm ET – December 8th at 8:00pm ET on eBay

Auction Items

Signed High Quality Print
Dimensions: 19 x 13 inches

Signed hardcover copy of Cat Man of Aleppo

Illustrator’s Biography

YUKO SHIMIZU is A multi-award-winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City.  Yuko is an instructor at The School of Visual Arts and has almost 20 years of experience illustrating.

Her work includes multiple disciplines; from pages of The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, The New Yorker to WIRED,  covers for DC Comic, Penguin, and Scholastic, advertising for Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Universal Pictures, SONY, Paramount, MTV, Nike, Hasbro, and Target, to name a few.

Additionally, she has collaborated with the Smithsonian Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Library of Congress. In 2020, collaboration with Artechouse brought her drawings to large-scale interactive experiences.

Yuko is a two-time Hugo Award nominee (2019, 2020), has won more than 15 medals from the Society of Illustrators since 2004, and was recently awarded the Caldecott Honor (2021), one of the highest awards for picture books, for her work on the children’s book The Cat Man of Aleppo (Penguin, 2020).  Yuko was also chosen as one of the “100 Japanese People the World Respects” by Newsweek Japan in 2009. 

You can learn more about Yuko on this website.


The live auction will be from Wednesday December 1st @ 8pm – Wednesday December 8th @ 8pm ET on eBay. You can bid anytime during that week on eBay.

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Yuko Shimizu has generously donated her work to the Friends of the Ashland Public Library for our online Children’s Illustrators Art Auction, helping raise funds to support our library programs for all ages.