Tatsuro Kiuchi was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1966. A biology major and graduate of International Christian University in Tokyo, he made the switch to an art career after graduating with distinction from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Tatsuro began illustrating children’s books with several publishers in the US and Japan, eventually branching out into editorial work for magazines, book jacket illustrations and advertising commissions. Tatsuro’s first picture book The Lotus Seed (text by Sherry Garland / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) has sold more than 200,000 copies worldwide. He has also been commissioned by such clients as Royal Mail to design their Christmas Stamp Collection in 2006, and Starbucks for their Worldwide Holiday Promotion “Pass the Cheer” in 2007. He was contributing a serial comic strip titled THE EARTHLING, appeared regularly in a quarterly magazine. Tatsuro is the owner of studio PEN STILL WRITES and a member of TOKYO ILLUSTRATORS SOCIETY. He teaches illustration at AOYAMAJUKU.
Communication Arts Illustration Annual : 35, 36, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54
American Illustration : 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36
Society of Illustrators : 42, 45, 46, 48, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60
Gold Medal, Society of Illustrators 53, 56, 57
Silver Medal, Society of Illustrators 52, 56, 60
The Association of Illustrators Images
Design Week Award
Biennial of Illustration Bratislava 2014
Kodansha Publishing Award for Illustraion 2005
Bronze Award, Tokyo Illustrators Society 2001
Art Directors Club 2000
Bologna Children’s Book Fair 1994
Society of Illustrators The Original Art 1993
Bronze Medal, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 1991
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST Overseas
The New York Times | The New Yorker | The Folio Society | Washington Post | The Guardian | Bloomberg Businessweek | The Walrus | The Boston Globe | Fortune Magazine | Travel & Leisure | Golf Digest | Farrar Straus & Giroux | Putnam | Random House | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Simon & Schuster | United Airlines | The Royal Mail | Starbucks
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST Japan
NHK | Asahi Shinbun | Bunshun | Kodansha | Shinchosha | Shueisha | Kadokawa | Shogakukan | Kumon | Suntory | Mos Burger | Recruit | Narita Airport | Japan Railway | Japan Airlines | Mitsukoshi | Tokyu | Sony
THE LOTUS SEED | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, U.S.A.
THE SEASONS AND SOMEONE | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, U.S.A.
TSUBU the Little Snail | Simon & Schuster, U.S.A.
MYSTERIOUS TALES OF JAPAN | Putnam, U.S.A.
THE FOX MAIDEN | Simon & Schuster, U.S.A.
The Eagle’s Gift | Putnam, U.S.A.
The Fur of the Glacial Mouse | Kaiseisha, Japan
There it begins | Gakken, Japan
The Origin of the Crab Mound | Rironsha, Japan
Dogs Love People. | Gakken, Japan
Thinking of Love | poplar, Japan
Happy Birthday Coco | Kane / Miller, U.S.A.
How could you? | Aspect, Japan
I love this country | MAGAZINEHOUSE, Japan
Misako’s Bombed Piano | Kodansha, Japan
Let’s go out for a ride | Fukuinkan, Japan
Rain Po Po Po | Kumon Publishing, Japan
Howa Howa Sakura | Kumon Publishing, Japan
Snow Fu Fu Fu | Kumon Publishing, Japan
PEN STILL WRITES Tatsuro Kiuchi Monochrome Works | Canon, Japan
The Red Ninja | Iwasaki Shoten, Japan
The Earthling | Shinjinbutsuouraisha, Japan
The Sea Za Za Za | Kumon Publishing, Japan
Sawa Sawa Momiji | Kumon Publishing, Japan
Living Express Karl | Iwasaki Shoten, Japan