juliaskuo My newest children's book!! I came back to Chicago to find a box of these waiting for me. This book is called Go, Little Green Truck! - and it's a sweet story of a farm truck who gets forgotten, as seen in action on this spread
Officially coming out in a few weeks, yay!!! Find Little Green on Amazon!

#golittlegreentruck! #littlegreen #Macmillan #RoniSchotter #farrarstraussandgiroux #fsg #childrensbookillustrator #book #illustration #drawing #farm #truck #childrensbooks #artist #children #storytime #childrensbook #illustrator
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juliaskuo Why are men's shoes so much more fun to draw? I love admiring the shapes and detailing on a nice dressy shoe.

#illustration #sketch #drawing #shoe #footwear #men #fashion #style #20waystodraw #book
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juliaskuo Old and new. On the left, your shoe if you were a fancy lady in ancient China - and on the right, your footwear if you are a fancy lady today.
My heart goes out to the feet of all of these shoe wearers, although I think bound feet have us all beat.
#20waystodraw #book #shoes #fashion #footwear #heels #modern #ancient #footwear #illustration #drawing
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juliaskuo Leaves from the same species (post oak tree) adapted to a variety of environmental conditions.
In other words, same same but different!

#illustration #wip #inprogress #drawing #sketch #leaves #oak #tree #book #thecuriousartist #adaptation #environment
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juliaskuo Drawing some serious biotic seed dispersal in action! Here are many birds getting ready to spread holly through eating and eventual pooping.
#illustration #wip #inprogress #drawing #sketch #birds #holly #seeds #book #thecuriousartist #mutualism
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juliaskuo Can't wait to see friends soon, both living and inanimate.
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@lindarz thank you for the #littlecloud !
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juliaskuo New illustrations are live on Science Friday! Lennie Landau, Gerald Edelman, Thom Gunn, and A. R. Luria were all influences in the late Oliver Sacks’ life. SciFri is doing a book club on his autobiography, “On the Move” - you can read more and see the rest of the portraits on sciencefriday.com. How is it that he had such a rich, productive, and inspiring life?
I listen to Science Friday more than any other podcast, so I was ridiculously happy to do this assignment. Of course the team there turned out to be wonderful and fantastic to work with, so now I love SciFri even more.
#sciencefriday #podcast #editorial #illustration #portrait #oliversacks @scifri
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juliaskuo I'm still in disbelief that STL now has a Taiwanese restaurant that serves dishes like Gua Bao (fluffy pork belly buns) - AND it's all delicious!! So far I've tried 大腸包小腸, 割包, 高麗菜, 牛肉麵, 客家小炒. I will be back, my yummy people.
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#taiwanese #Hakka #foodie #stlouis #guabao #porkbelly #bao #fluffy
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juliaskuo I've been settling in and figuring out what life will be like here. My commute to work: a 30 min walk through the vast Forest Park!
The calm/peacefulness here is a big contrast to life in CHI or TPE. I like it.
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juliaskuo I'm in STL for a while to teach illustration and design at WashU. Settling in here means I need to find a new climbing home. Will this be the one?? .

#climbing #bouldering #stlouis #imissmyclimbingbuddies @pegsbenedict
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juliaskuo New illo for #Vice #Broadly on gynecomastia. This enlargement of the breasts in males can happen for many reasons (puberty, weight gain, steroids, or certain cancers). It may be common but it's especially hard on teenage boys :( .
#editorial #illustration #drawing #sketch #men #gynecomastia #teen #hormones #puberty #adolescent #weight #masculinity #identity
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juliaskuo Hi from a very snowy beach! 4w

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juliaskuo Unused sketch for a book about Manzanar, one of many Japanese internment camps. I finished this last year but just did a little interview about the illustration process at dionnalmann.com - link in my profile for the next few days.
The cool part is that you also get to hear about the book process from the author, author's agent, editor, and book designer!! .
#kidlit #illustration #childrensbook #cover #sketch #manzanar #japanese #internment #ww2 #paperwishes #fsg
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  •   instasingerjake Good stuff Julia! @juliaskuo 4w
  •   tsu.kamoto This is really cool! My family was in manzanar 3w
  •   juliaskuo @tsu.kamoto oh wow. I had to do a bit of research for this plus another similar project, but I've never talked to anyone who was directly related to the camps! 3w
  •   tsu.kamoto Yeah actually one of my earliest short docs was about a man from Berkeley who was interned in Topaz, Utah. It aired on local pbs channels and ended up with a local Emmy but I'm pretty sure I got to direct that episode of the series because I actually had family in topaz...luck of my heritage I guess. One story I would really love to tell or be a part of telling is the 442nd. 3w
  •   tsu.kamoto ...and you probably already know this but I love your art! 3w
  •   juliaskuo @tsu.kamoto that's so great - I'm gonna look it up! I'm sure they felt lucky to have a director who understood the story on such a personal level. I hope you find a way to tell the 442nd story! I talked to someone who was trying to document internment survivors/veterans and he said it's scary that many are reaching old age - and these precious stories may get lost if they're not told soon... 3w
  •   juliaskuo @tsu.kamoto thank you so much! I am so excited about your Ashima documentary - you already have a fan here!! :) 3w
  •   tsu.kamoto So true! And thank you! 3w

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juliaskuo I still can't believe I have a little cloud of my own!! Friends and clouds mix well, I think
#cloud #friendswithyou #lamp #casestudyo
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  •   vfo5 What is this? And how can I get this? 1mon
  •   jopanese A little cloud on top of more clouds! 😮 1mon
  •   juliaskuo @vfo5 @pegsbenedict this is a chargeable cloud lamp made by @friendswithyou. In two shades of light, warm and cool :) 1mon
  •   pegsbenedict does this remedy S.A.D.? 1mon
  •   juliaskuo @pegsbenedict How could it not? Jk I have no idea. Friendswithyou says it's "an enduring symbol of unconditional love and guidance on a light-filled path" heh. 1mon
  •   rjng Oh it's so cute!!! I ️ it! 1mon

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juliaskuo New illo for #Vice #Broadly on a rare psychiatric condition called Othello Syndrome.

#editorial #illustration #drawing #women #othello #syndrome #psychiatric #disorder #jealousy #infidelity #shakespeare
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juliaskuo Tsuru Tsuru is the sound of slurping!
This is the fourth in a monthly series of Japanese onomatopoeic sounds @katrinagoldsaito and I are picking out until our new book "The Sound of Silence" with #littlebrownbooks comes out next year!
This video has sound and is online at thesoundofsilence.com/wedokidoki - thanks to the magical work of @jgmakes and @beaukenyon!

#japanese #onomatopoeia #sound #gif #animation #illustration #sketch #drawing #thesoundofsilence #childrensbook #tsurutsuru #noodle #slurping
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juliaskuo Happy 2016!! From our nasa-voyager 1-space themed nye party. Feeling thankful to be warm, fed, and surrounded by good people this time of year.

#latergram #nye
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juliaskuo Playing at this brand new bouldering spot in Culver City w/ @trese63 and @vfo5! It's beautiful and I want to take it back to Chicago with me

#bouldering #climbing #culvercity #la #rockclimbing #cliffsofid #touchstone #gymnastics
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  •   pegsbenedict whoa that looks so cool. 1mon
  •   kenjitsuk Did you go to opening in Chicago? Heard Chris was there 1mon
  •   juliaskuo Wow @kenjitsuk it must be a small climbing world. Yes we did! We were in awe 1mon
  •   juliaskuo @pegsbenedict I can't wait to tell you all about it!! Maybe at FA uptown this week? 😬😬 1mon
  •   kenjitsuk Haha yes climbing is a small world! Chris is a good friend of mine so I'm always bummed to not cross paths with him when he's stateside. Any chance you'll be in the Bay Area anything one sokn? 1mon
  •   juliaskuo @kenjitsuk saying hi to Oakland airport soon😛 I'll letya know if I come by with free time - you should do the same if you're ever near Chicago or St. Louis! 1mon
  •   kenjitsuk @juliaskuo sounds good! 1mon
  •   cliffsofid We fit it most overhead compartments! 1mon

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