Yuko Shimizu, whose illustration accompanies the review of Haruki Murakami’s novel “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” on the cover of the (New York Times) Book Review, explains her process. link
Shimizu’s blog is fantastic. Just the kind of blog posts I like. Insightful, informative and personal. There are a tonne of posts on how she finds inspiration for her work, on her work process itself and even on “the most complicated piece I would ever end up working on”. Reading her entries, I was also struck by how many parallels the illustrator’s process has with the writer’s process. Recommended.