Illustration

Works for publication, drawing and digital.

My immersion in Yokai culture inspired my illustration, design, and co-editing of the Yokai Character Collection through PanAm Books in New York with the collection receiving praise in the New York Times (2015). Selected illustration clients include Wall Street Journal Asia, UTNE, Stone Arch Books, CNN, and Metropolis Magazine (Tokyo). 

The Yokai Character Collection, illustrated by Chip Boles

Though more than 120+ vivid, colorful original illustrations of Japanese mythological creatures, this book introduces readers to reading and pronouncing the Japanese Hiragana alphabet.

Read The Yokai Character Collection's coverage in The New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure Section, May 2015.

Order here.

The Yokai Character Collection, illustrated by Chip Boles

Though more than 120+ vivid, colorful original illustrations of Japanese mythological creatures, this book introduces readers to reading and pronouncing the Japanese Hiragana alphabet.

Read The Yokai Character Collection's coverage in The New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure Section, May 2015.

Order here.

Cover, "Yokai Character Collection"
Cover, "Yokai Character Collection"

Covered in the New York Times, May 2015. By Chip Boles and Michael Goldstein, PanAm Books, 2015

Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"
Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"

Covered in the New York Times, May 2015. By Chip Boles and Michael Goldstein, PanAm Books, 2015

Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"
Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"

Covered in the New York Times, May 2015. By Chip Boles and Michael Goldstein, PanAm Books, 2015

Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"
Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"

Covered in the New York Times, May 2015. By Chip Boles and Michael Goldstein, PanAm Books, 2015

Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"
Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"

Covered in the New York Times, May 2015. By Chip Boles and Michael Goldstein, PanAm Books, 2015

Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"
Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"

by Chip Boles and Michael Goldstein, PanAm Books, 2015

Cover, "Yokai Character Collection"
Cover, "Yokai Character Collection"

Covered in the New York Times, May 2015. By Chip Boles and Michael Goldstein, PanAm Books, 2015

Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"
Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"

Covered in the New York Times, May 2015. By Chip Boles and Michael Goldstein, PanAm Books, 2015

Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"
Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"

Covered in the New York Times, May 2015. By Chip Boles and Michael Goldstein, PanAm Books, 2015

Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"
Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"

Covered in the New York Times, May 2015. By Chip Boles and Michael Goldstein, PanAm Books, 2015

Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"
Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"

Covered in the New York Times, May 2015. By Chip Boles and Michael Goldstein, PanAm Books, 2015

Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"
Sample, "Yokai Character Collection"

by Chip Boles and Michael Goldstein, PanAm Books, 2015

The Silent Witch, illustrated by Chip Boles

Graphic Novel written by Mark Lowery, presenting the story of two orphans in search of their pasts in a mysterious world where everything is somehow connected the Silent Witch.

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Editorial Illustration

For online and print

"Death & the Salaryman"
"Death & the Salaryman"

Cover for Japanzine, Sept. 2009, after Utagawa Hokusai's "Takiyasha the Witch and the Skeleton Spectre". Drawing and digital

"Obama vs. the Undead Issues"
"Obama vs. the Undead Issues"

Drawing and digital, 2010

Cover, "Hour of the Ox" RPG
Cover, "Hour of the Ox" RPG

Drawing and digital, 2011

Characters, "Hour of the Ox" RPG
Characters, "Hour of the Ox" RPG

Drawing and digital, 2011

Kappa Illustration for Metropolis Magazine, article by Matt Alt
Kappa Illustration for Metropolis Magazine, article by Matt Alt

Drawing and digital, 2008

"Kappa" Illustration, Yokai of Japan
"Kappa" Illustration, Yokai of Japan

Drawing and digital, 2008

"My TMNT (I.A.G.A.S.T's)
"My TMNT (I.A.G.A.S.T's)

"Indeterminately-Aged Genetically Atypical Samurai Tortoises". Drawing and digital, 2009

Kirin, "Yokai Character Collection"
Kirin, "Yokai Character Collection"

Drawing and digital, 2011

"Year of the Dragon"
"Year of the Dragon"

Drawing and digital, 2016

CNN's "Freaky Field Guide of Japan"
CNN's "Freaky Field Guide of Japan"

Drawing and digital, 2011

"Himeji Joe vs Ultra-Takoyaki"
"Himeji Joe vs Ultra-Takoyaki"

Drawing and digital, 2008

"Halloween in Japan", Hyogo Times
"Halloween in Japan", Hyogo Times

Drawing and digital, 2008

Poster for Harvest Music Jam, 2009
Poster for Harvest Music Jam, 2009

Drawing and digital, 2010

"The Nail that Sticks Up..."
"The Nail that Sticks Up..."

Cover for The Hyogo Times, 2008. Drawing and digital

"Intoxicating"
"Intoxicating"

Drawing and digital, 2009

"School for Scandal"
"School for Scandal"

Cover for Metropolis Magazine, Tokyo, Sept.'09. Part of special section, incl. 9 full-page illustrations.