Julia Nascimento is a Brazilian illustrator and comics creator with art, fashion, and research backgrounds. Employing a multidisciplinary and multicultural approach to her work, she is passionate about autobiographical narratives and collaborations.

While living in Japan for almost a decade she pursued postgraduate studies in fashion and worked in different sectors of the fashion industry. In 2017 she launched her career in illustration and comics, and in 2018 she co-founded ToCo – the Tokyo Collective and the CANVAS Sequential Art Meetup in Tokyo.

Currently based in Sweden, Julia Nascimento teaches, and has her work published in books and periodicals in Japan, Sweden, USA, and England.

Contact: nsjulia.illustration@gmail.com

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For autobiographical comics in Japan see @feijuadacomics (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr)

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University of Gothenburg, The Believer, Seriefrämjandet (Bild&Bubbla), The Japan Times, Bunka Publishing Bureau, Open Past SCIO, Innovative Language Learning, Liquem Tokyo, TELL (Tokyo English Lifeline), DT&Company, Supermama, Jiyugaoka Gym, and more.

Awards and Accomplishments

Swedish Arts Grants Committee one-year working grant (Konstnärsnämnden Bildkonstnärsfonden ettårigt arbetsstipendium), Sweden, 2022

Region Kronobergs kulturnämnd arbetsstipendium (Kronoberg county's cultural committee working grant), Sweden, 2021

Wake Up - FRAME competition, Comics Anthology for the 1st Prague Comic Art Festival. Story "Deadlord", pages 46-48, Centrala, UK, 2017

Japanese government scholarship funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Tokyo, Japan, 2010-2015

日本文部科学省国費外国人留学生生制 奨学生 (2010-2015)

"Insectus" short animation film, featured in 13a Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2010

Best Technical Animation for "Animajazz" short animation film, 4 Festival Nacional de Animação Locomotiva, RS, Brazil, 2009

Artist in Residence and Mentorships

Mentorship program with illustrator Julia Breckenreid, sponsored by Koyama Press Provides May 2021

AiR at Konstepidemin, Guest Studio 1 – Gothenburg, Sweden, Dec 2019 – Dec 2020

Air at Konstepidemin, Guest Studio Robert – Gothenburg, Sweden, Aug 2019 – Nov 2019

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