Mariko Tamaki is a writer and performer. Her work includes the novella Cover Me , creative non-fiction collections True Lies and Fake ID , comics Emiko Superstar (with Steve Rolston) and Skim (with Jillian Tamaki), and the young adult novel (You) Set Me On Fire . Her debut as a screenwriter/actor, Happy 16th Birthday Kevin , premiered at the Inside Out Festival in Toronto in May 2013. Mariko's stories have been broadcast on national radio and she has appeared on stages, in various incarnations of herself, across North America. Mariko can be found online at @marikotamaki and marikotamaki.blogspot.ca.
Jillian Tamaki is a cartoonist and illustrator. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, she now lives in New York City, where she teaches at the School of Visual Arts. She has published two books of personal work, Gilded Lilies and Indoor Voice , and one graphic novel, Skim , with Mariko Tamaki. She has made illustrations for some of the world's top publications, including the New York Times and the Guardian , and her work has been included in the Library of Congress. Visit her website, www.jilliantamaki.com.