Adriana Komura
Abandoning a Cat

Cover and inside illustrations for Haruki Murakami's book memoir


Commissioned | Professional

How were your illustrations used? :
Book Cover/s, Book inside or spot illustration/s

How did you make this work:
I was comissioned to illustrate the cover and inside pages of Haruki Murakami's book "Abandoning a cat", in which the author writes about his memories of his father and their relationship from childhood to adult life, and how it influenced his writings. I was given a lot of freedom to create the artworks and tried to visually communicate the imprecise aspect of the memory as much as possible.

Commissioner Name :
Alceu Chiesorin Nunes
Commissioner Company :
Editora Alfaguara / Grupo Companhia das Letras

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Adriana Komura was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She has a BA degree in Publishing from University of São Paulo and has been working as a graphic artist and designer for advertising, animation, editorial and publishing. She was awarded a Merit prize at the 47th and 49th Society of Publication Design, and shortlisted for Prêmio Jabuti (2018), Illustration category.