Felicia Hoshino Illustration
    My First Book Cover for Young Readers: The Bamboo Garden

    My First Book Cover for Young Readers: The Bamboo Garden

    Written by Susan Austin
    Cover Illustration by Felicia Hoshino
    Published by Song Tree Books

    My first book cover for young readers! It was a pleasure working with Susan and learning about Berkeley in the 1920’s. Inspiration for the cover design was found in the friendship shared by the two main characters whose relationship is strengthened as they are faced with anti-Japanese prejudices.

    Learn more about Susan Austin and The Bamboo Garden at Song Tree Books.

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    Preschoolers have yearbooks, too!

    Preschoolers have yearbooks, too!

    I was happy to volunteer on the yearbook committee at my daughter’s preschool and contribute my illustration and design skills. ^_^ (I had no idea preschools had yearbooks!)

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    "Sora" Review - The New York Times

    “Sora” Review – The New York Times

    “… Miyazaki-like …”

    (What …? Still catching my breath about this one.)

    “An Ode to Flying”

    By Pamela Paul

    Published: January 4, 2012

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    Release Party Photos

    Release Party Photos

    Just wanted to share some photos from the Book Release Party. Akiko-san, it was wonderful to have you by my side and dressed in such a stylish kimono! Thank you to JCCCNC and staff, Jennifer Hamamoto, Ryan Kimura, and Kim Nakamura for publicizing, organizing, and hosting yet another book release! Oliver Chin of Immedium for insuring that the books arrived in time for the event! To family, Mom, Dad, Terry, SooMee, Yoshi, Sora, Yume, relatives, friends both big and small, old and new (one still baking in the oven!), those who couldn’t make it, but expressed their well-wishes, and the entire community who came out to support Sora and the Cloud… ARIGATOU GOZAIMASHITA~!!!

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    Video - Crosswater Media

    Video – Crosswater Media

    As showcased at the Book Release Party, I was extremely fortunate to have Crosswater Media produce a short video about my inspiration for Sora and the Cloud.

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    hi there…

    I’m Felicia Hoshino, an illustrator, graphic and book designer in San Francisco. I look forward to hearing from you with your latest children’s book story, editorial illustration assignment, commissioned portrait request or just a hello.

    books

    Find out more about the children’s books I’ve illustrated including a new Japanese bilingual book Sora and the Cloud, reviewed in the New York Times, the award winning A Place Where Sunflowers Grow, honored with the Jane Addams Peace Award and My Dog Teny. View inside spreads, sketch phases, links to online interviews and more.
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    illustrations

    I’ve been published in magazines such as Cricket and Ladybug and other publications. I also enjoy designing and illustrating various printed material such as posters, cards and more.
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    portraits

    Working from a photograph, I can create a unique illustration of the little loved one(s) in your life. Offered in two sizes 5″x7″ or 8″x10″ the portrait can also be turned into a wonderful greeting card!
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