This is a gorgeous original art illustration by Canadian cartoonist and graphic novelist Jillian Tamaki (Skim, Guilded Lillies). The illo features the classic DC heroine/villainess Catwoman walking her "pet". Jillian Tamaki is one of the most highly-praised young artists in North America. Her break-through graphic novel, Skim, written by her cousin Mariko Tamaki, was a big hit and won multiple awards, including the Doug Wright Award. Her illustration work for clients as diverse as the New York Times and The Walrus is also award-winning. This piece is her first venture into the superhero genre! Artist: Jillian Tamaki Dimensions: 15 x 10 1/2 inches Medium: Water colour and pen on watercolour paper This auction is part of a series of fundraising auctions. Please see our other auctions for more work my the best Canadian cartoonists, including Bryan Lee O'Malley, Kate Beaton, Seth, and Marc Bell. Most of the artists who have donated work have created homages to classic superhero comics. All proceeds from these auction go to support The Doug Wright Awards. The Doug Wright Awards are a non-profit organization formed in 2004, and are named in honour of the late Canadian cartoonist Doug Wright. The annual awards recognize graphic novels, comics, mini-comics, and experimental comics-based works published in English (including first-translated editions). To be eligible, a work must be a first-edition, full-length or a collection, and created by a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. This year's awards: Celebrate the best and brightest in Canadian comics —past and present— at the 6th annual Doug Wright Awards ceremony. This year’s event will bring the finest in Canada’s comics community, incuding Seth, Kate Beaton, Chester Brown, Marc Bell, John Martz, Michael DeForge (among others), together with the fans who love them in one gala night. Hosted by actor Peter Outerbridge and featuring presentations by jury members Geoff Pevere, Carl Wilson and Matt Forsythe (and a special appearance by webcomics superstar Kate Beaton) this evening of celebration and entertainment will be the must-see Saturday night event of the 2010 Toronto Comics Arts Festival. In addition to the announcement of the winners of the 2010 Best Book, Best Emerging Talent and Pigskin Peters Awards, the event will also feature a retrospective of the career of pioneering Canadian cartoonist Martin Vaughn-James (The Projector, Elephant, The Cage, The Park) who is this year's iinductee into The Giants of the North, the Canadian Cartooning Hall of Fame. The event will be followed by public signings by each of the 2010 Doug Wright Awards winners. The 2010 Doug Wright Awards ceremony will take place as part of the 2010 Toronto Comics Arts Festival, at the Toronto Reference Library's new Bram & Bluma Appel Salon.
This comic is sold. Final price was Currently $305.00.