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James Yamasaki

Marvel Man

The Hollywood Reporter "How Marvel Became The Envy (and Scourge) Of Hollywood"

© James Yamasaki

© James Yamasaki

Drone Menace

For an article in Billboard magazine on the danger of drones at concerts.

© James Yamasaki

Advertisers leaving South By Southwest

For an article on how advertisers are leaving the South By Southwest festival.

© James Yamasaki

Run, Jane, Run!

Dick and Jane: Run,Jane,Run!

© James Yamasaki

Nature Nurture

Babies cribs bassinets nursery Raising young Entrepreneurs

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New to Town

New arrivals embrace the Seattle lifestyle: SoloWheeling, coffee, yoga mats, fleece vests, and Amazon T-shirts. A homeless grunge-y musician, and a scrounging raccoon, an orca, and paddleboarders showcased against the Seattle Space Needle complete the scene.

© James Yamasaki

Writing Students

For an article by a professor who recommends that student writers get away from everything and just write.

© James Yamasaki

Time management

For an article in Entrepreneur Magazine on time management.

© James Yamasaki

Car on Fire

Editorial illustration about product liability.

© James Yamasaki

Local Elections

For an article on the local elections in Seattle with the readers looking, trying to make sense of it all and decide how to vote, as people argue in front of them.

© James Yamasaki

Summer Books

For an article in The Stranger on books to read in the summer.

© James Yamasaki

Can YouTube Finally Get Music Right?

Billboard Magazine article on how YouTube is already the #1 destination for music and now with Red it should dominate the market.

© James Yamasaki

Dog Poop

For a humorous story in The Stranger about a guy and a wealthy couple having an dispute about who left dog poop in front of his house.

© James Yamasaki

Seattle Mayoral Race

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Amazon and Microsoft Renters

For an article in The Stranger on how landlords in Seattle are now giving breaks on apartment deposits to employees of Amazon and Microsoft (in the process leaving out everyone else).

© James Yamasaki

Robert Sillerman SFX

For an article in Billboard magazine on how SFX Entertainment, Robert Sillerman's collection of EDM promoters and properties, seems to be coming apart at the seams.

© James Yamasaki

Entrepreneur Binoculars

Entrepreneur Binoculars

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Seattle's Pot Tickets

For The Stranger article, "Seattle's Pot Tickets: The Scandal Behind the Scandal: One officer wrote nearly 80 percent of the city's marijuana citations."

© James Yamasaki

Medical Marijuana

"Four Medical Marijuana Patients in Eastern Washington Are Headed to Prison: The Aftermath of a Stunning Overreach by the Federal Government"

© James Yamasaki

Digital Edge

For an article in Entrepreneur magazine on wifi technology.

© James Yamasaki

Coffee Shop

Coffee Shop

© James Yamasaki

Thanksgiving

Musicians' Thanksgiving (RZA, Oasis, Ben Gibbard, Kanye West, Neko Case)

© James Yamasaki

Fast Food Strike

Fast Food Strike

© James Yamasaki

Author Lecture

For an article in The Stranger about working at a local writers' organization assisting guest writers who visited for readings and lectures.

© James Yamasaki

Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage

© James Yamasaki

The Shins

The Shins indie rock band Alternative rock, Folk rock, Dream pop, Indie pop, Surf music portraits musicians

© James Yamasaki

Death Penalty

Recreation of a moment right before a man shoots another man, for an article in the Stranger on a death penalty case in Washington state.

© James Yamasaki

Staff Smarts

For an article in Entrepreneur Magazine about navigating the workplace.

© James Yamasaki

Blogger

Anonymous blogger about to be exposed.

© James Yamasaki

We Are The World 2010

© James Yamasaki

Spring Music

boy lying in grass listening to music on headphone lawn colorful flowers daisies casual clothes

© James Yamasaki

Bike Activism

For an article about the decline in bike activism is Seattle, even as the need for safer bike lanes, etc. in he city increases.

© James Yamasaki

Disappear

Wired UK "How to Disappear"

© James Yamasaki

© James Yamasaki

"That’s Kind of Racist, Dude"

For an article in The Stranger by a Korean-American writer's experience with a Seattle waiter.

© James Yamasaki

Professor

For an article in The Stranger on "What College Professors Are Really Like Behind Closed Doors."

© James Yamasaki

Panic Room

Wired UK "Panic Room"

© James Yamasaki

Cougar Town

Spot for Entertainment Weekly, women who are "cougars", beach environment palm trees, older women with younger men, rich women, summer dresses

© James Yamasaki

Car Tab

Car Tab

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Butchering a Deer in the Kitchen

For a story in The Sauce (The Stranger's semi-annual food magazine) about childhood memories of the author's family butchering a deer in their kitchen.

© James Yamasaki

Batman Fatigue

Entertainment Weekly "Batman Fatigue"

© James Yamasaki

Oscars

Oscars for Entertainment Weekly J.K. Simmons, Bradley Cooper, Michael Keaton Patricia Arquette Reese Witherspoon Marion Cotillard

© James Yamasaki

Smart Utility Meter

Smart Utility Meter

© James Yamasaki

Vikings

Vikings spot for Entertainment Weekly couple man and woman warriors explorers blond red hair red beard fierce wild colors weapons axe shield chain mail armor bearded 10th Century Northern Europe Scandinavian

© James Yamasaki

The Stranger "Chihuly and Mayor McGinn"

Artist Dale Chihuly Mayor Michael McGinn men kissing hearts wild colors suit and tie politics grey hair beard black eyepatch glass sculpture contemporary sculptors Seattle Tacoma 20th century sculptors artists 21st century sculptors artists people with disabilities one-eyed people

© James Yamasaki

Super Lawyer

© James Yamasaki

Housing Re-zoning

For an article in The Stranger about housing re-zoning so that larger buildings can be built in single family zoning.

© James Yamasaki

Book Thief

For an article in The Stranger about used book stores.

© James Yamasaki

Christmas Brawl

© James Yamasaki

Animal Vote

For an article in The Stranger on a Washington state initiative, funded almost entirely by Paul Allen, that would punish people trafficking in the dead body parts of elephants, rhinoceroses, tigers, lions, leopards, cheetahs, marine turtles, sharks, rays, and pangolins.

© James Yamasaki

Wedding Band

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Wedding Do's

Wedding Bride for The Stranger Wedding Issue night scene skyline landscape crowds friends family celebration ceremony tiara wedding gown flying throwing macaroni evening dress evening gowns suits ties formal wear formal occasion pearls bare feet

© James Yamasaki

Five Things Washington State Needs

For an article in The Stranger: "Five Things Washington State Needs That Our Republican-Controlled Senate Isn't Eager to Give Us"

© James Yamasaki

New to Seattle spots

Smoking marijuana, singing grunge music, sandals, crows, apples

© James Yamasaki

Climate Change

Climate Change

© James Yamasaki

Underwater microphone

Underwater Mic Microphone school of fish tropical coral reef crab starfish tether scuba mask headphones tape player tape recorder underwater tube worms tunicates kelp sea grasses intrepid scientist lab coat people colorful

© James Yamasaki

National Geographic for Kids

© James Yamasaki

Book Expo America Los Angeles

© James Yamasaki

Music Brawl

© James Yamasaki

Secret Tax Breaks for Boeing

The Stranger "Washington State Needs to Stop Being Secretive About Its Corporate Tax Breaks"

© James Yamasaki

San Francisco Dinosaurs

San Francisco Dinosaurs

© James Yamasaki

Superhero

Illustration of a superhero for a children's textbook.

© James Yamasaki

Cincinnati Magazine Yearbook illo

Yearbook style illustration for schools issue of Cincinnati Magazine.

© James Yamasaki

Nickelodeon Magazine "Camp Sleepaway"

group of kids children boys and girls in the woods at night mixed ethnicity multi ethnic African-American Hispanic Latino Latina Asian sleepwalking snoring yawning pajamas binoculars water canteen sandals slippers glasses full moon dark night sky forest pine trees ferns vines owl with yellow eyes path hiking trail

© James Yamasaki

In Defense of Monsters

For The Stranger: "On Creatures Aghast, Afraid, Ashamed of Themselves, and Creepy to Everyone Else"

© James Yamasaki

Bored Teens

Bored Teens

© James Yamasaki

Nickelodeon Magazine "Backseat Broadcast"

Kids boy girl tweens teens experiment mobile radio station in back seat of car telephone microphone glasses singing broadcasting music talk radio maker culture do-it-yourself technology DIY culture maker movement independent tinkerers, inventors builders creators sky clouds

© James Yamasaki

School Cheer

© James Yamasaki

Martin Luther Graphic Novel

Martin Luther's life and deeds, educational graphic novel about Christian leader of the Protestant Reformation

© James Yamasaki

Boy's Life Cover

Community Service Youth Boys small town

© James Yamasaki

Kids Stand up to Tobacco!

No smoking, no tobacco, graphic novel cartoon style illustration for educational insert in middle-school classroom magazine.

© James Yamasaki

Anti-smoking poster

Educational anti-smoking poster for middle-school classroom magazine insert. Created in graphic novel comic book style.

© James Yamasaki

Smoker's X-ray

X-ray skeleton Anti-smoking Anti-tobacco education for middle-school students

© James Yamasaki

E-Cigarettes

Educational cartoon for a middle-school classroom magazine insert, about the facts of vaping (e-cigarettes) and effects on health

© James Yamasaki

Peer Pressure to use Tobacco

Anti-Smoking campaign educational classroom magazine insert 6th grade through 8th grade in cartoon and graphic novel style.

© James Yamasaki

Smoking rates Superhero

Graph: Smoking rates are going down; superhero, tobacco-free generation

© James Yamasaki

Hooked on Cigarettes

Health education editorial insert for middle-school classroom magazine, how easy it is to get hooked on (addicted to) cigarettes

© James Yamasaki

Cruiseship

© James Yamasaki

Sudoku

© James Yamasaki

Dog Wash

Dog Wash

© James Yamasaki

Duke Energy poster

Superhero poster for Duke Energy.

© James Yamasaki

Duke Energy characters

Superhero characters for Duke Energy.

© James Yamasaki

Lucille Packard Children's Hospital Turkey Trot

© James Yamasaki

Oxford Max Axiom

Scientist Space Explorer Astronaut Max Axiom

© James Yamasaki

Max Axiom Space Traveler

Scientist Astronaut Explorer Max Axiom's adventures in outer space among the planets; children's editorial

© James Yamasaki

Chinese New Year Dragon Parade

Chinatown Parade, Lunar New Year Dancing Dragon and firecrackers in San Francisco; children's editorial illstration

© James Yamasaki

© James Yamasaki

Meat Puzzle

© James Yamasaki

Mouse Trap

Puzzle illustration for National Geographic for Kids of a restaurant scene with mouse bites hidden throughout.

© James Yamasaki

Spellbound

© James Yamasaki

Confessions of a Substitute Teacher

© James Yamasaki

Corn Maze

Maze illustration for National Geographic for Kids Halloween issue.

© James Yamasaki

Immigration

For an article in Entrepreneur magazine on immigration.

© James Yamasaki

Bug Boy

© James Yamasaki

Walk Home

Personal project comic book page.

© James Yamasaki

Turkey Search

Hidden pictures illustration for a Thanksgiving issue of Nickelodeon Magazine.

© James Yamasaki

Cro-Magnon

© James Yamasaki

Weight-loss skeleton

A gag illustration for a diet advertisement for Nickelodeon Magazine.

© James Yamasaki

Web Cam Etiquette

For an instructional tutorial on web cam etiquette.

© James Yamasaki

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Style/Techniques

Black & White, Cartoon, Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Impressionistic, Line, Line with Color, Logo Design, Pen & Ink, Realism, Stylized, Digital Sculpture, Film/Entertainment, e-Learning, Whiteboard Animation

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Annual Report, Architecture, Book Covers, Botanical, Celebrities, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Comic Book, Computers, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Futuristic, Health, Historical, Holidays, Icons, Landscape, Leisure, Maps, Medical, Music, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Product, Religious, Romance, Science, Sci-Fi, Sports, Still Life, Technology, Toys & Games, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Youth, Ethnic, Game, Edgy, Environmental, Financial, Grunge, Urban, Branding