Badass Lady Creatives: Comics by Yumi Sakugawa

Comics by Yumi Sakugawa / on Design Work Life

As of late, comics are enjoying greater popularity—and respect from the art world. One of the best side effects of this trend is a wider variety of perspectives: notably, the emergence of a looser style used by illustrators such as Yumi Sakugawa.

This week’s badass lady creative is a comic artist/illustrator based in Southern California. Yumi regularly contributes to The Rumpus and Wonderhowto, and her work as been selected as part of Best American Comics’ “Notable Comics” list (2012 and 2013). Though her illustration work is cheerful and lovely, her ideas really shine in her comic art.

Some of Yumi’s one-page comics:

Comics by Yumi Sakugawa / on Design Work Life Comics by Yumi Sakugawa / on Design Work Life Comics by Yumi Sakugawa / on Design Work Life

Yumi also draws short-story comics:

Excerpt from a comic about Claudia Kishi, of the Babysitters Club
Excerpt from a comic about Claudia Kishi, of the Babysitters Club
Comics by Yumi Sakugawa / on Design Work Life
Excerpt from I Think I Am in Friend Love With You
Comics by Yumi Sakugawa / on Design Work Life
Excerpt from Yumi’s illustrated meditation guide

See plenty more on Yumi’s portfolio site, or buy her book for someone you friend-love.

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