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Updated February 2015

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Writer Mariko Tamaki Epitomizes the Teenage Experience in Her Comics

How does a writer with no previous experience in comics write two award-winning comic books? It sounds impossible, but Mariko Tamaki, with her cousin, Julian Tamaki, did just that with the 2008 release of Skim and 2014 release of This One Summer.

Mariko Tamaki describes the differences between comic writing and traditional writing as working a different muscle, and adds that there’s so much more that needs to be conveyed in illustrations for comics. “It’s a good opportunity with comic books to really have this moment of what’s spoken and what’s unspoken,” says Tamaki.

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