You've probably admired the work of award-winning artist Yuko Shimizu before — her art has adorned some covers of Vertigo Comics' The Unwritten as well as some great book covers and illustrations at But when you see a bunch of her gorgeous work all in one place, it's pretty mind-blowing.

Shimizu posted a new portfolio recently over at Behance, showing her work illustrating everything from steampunk to lush fantasy to space opera — and it's all united by a particular design sense as well as bright, thrilling imagery.


Check out some of our favorite images below, and tons more at the links. [Yuko Shimizu at Behance, via Comic Book Resources]

The Melancholy of Mechagirl by Catherynne M. Valente, soon to be published from Viz Media’s inprint HAIKASORU.

Originally commissioned by NPR for a calendar image, later used for FUSE TV advertising and posters.

Genesis by Bernard Beckett published by Rizzoli Romanzo of Italy.

Steampunk! anthology edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant from Candlewick Press

The Future is Japanese , published from Viz Media’s imprint Haikasoru.

Beauty Belongs To The Flowers, a sci fi novella by Matthew Sanborn Smith, published on Art direction: Irene Gallo.