James is the artist of the Immedium book:
- Boy Dumplings
James creates fun illustrations in brush ink line and digital color, for kids, tweens, teens, young adult, and all ages.
From editorial, educational, children's books, to advertising, he brings his lighthearted offbeat touch. One of his specialties is complex humorous visual puzzles, games and themes with an active crowd of characters.
His clients include publishers such as Forbes, Wired, The Stranger, Entrepreneur, Boston Business Journal, Nickelodeon, Cambridge University Press, and National Geographic Kids.
James also teaches at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.
See more at his website www.jamesyamasaki.com.
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"Watercolor and gouache are used to create wonderful illustrations that complement and enhance the humor of the story. Youngsters are certain to enjoy this book, so add it to the first purchase list."
- Sylvia Firth, Children's Literature
"From time to time I like to drop a few artists names here on RJ because I know that we have a number of artists as members and I like to encourage them and have others be inspired as well. As an illustrator, James Yamasaki is one of the best."
- Retro Junk
"the illustrations remind me of the old MGM cartoons that they used to show on Boomerang. The drawings are high contrast with sharp clear lines."
- Cranial Gunk
"...the impish main character tricks a hungry ghost into an exhausting, all-night race through Beijing to find ingredients for "Boy Dumplings." The colorful illustrations, which are half the fun, are by James Yamasaki..."
- Contra Costa Times
"Surely there never was a more verbose, riotously bossy boy cleverly delaying his own demise. Includes an Author's Note and recipe for Boy-Free Dumplings. Warning: contains adorable illos of roly-polyness in action, as well as a fabulous double page spread featuring sesame candy, coconut buns and almond cookies. "
- Jama Rattigan's Alphabet Soup