Jillian Tamaki is an award-winning illustrator and comics artist. She is the author of graphic novel Boundless. In 2014, Tamaki received the Governor General's Literary Award for her work in This One Summer, written by her cousin and graphic novelist Mariko Tamaki. They also collaborated on Skim.
Her webcomic-turned-graphic novel Supermutant Magic Academy won an Eisner Award in 2016. Her 2018 picture book They Say Blue won the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature — illustrated books. Tamaki created a comic strip called This Face for the special CBC Books series Borders.
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