365 Views of Mt. Fuji
Author and Artist
© 1998 L.J.C. and Todd Shimoda
| L.J.C. and Todd Shimoda collaborated
on the initial idea of the story and its structure, which was originally
intended to be a CD-ROM. They then worked separately until they completed
the text and the artwork. L.J.C. then put the art and text together in the
innovative design that is found in the book.
L.J.C. (Linda) Shimoda was born in Texas
and has lived in California, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and London,
England. She is an artist working in media ranging from pen-and-ink to
photography, digital to brush, oil to found-objects. She has shown her
work through Asylum Gallery, the Women's Caucus for Art, other juried shows,
and several books and magazines. The illustrations in "365 Views of
Mt. Fuji" were first conceived while she lived in a small town at
the foot of Mt. Fuji. She never felt the need to climb the mountain.
Todd Shimoda is a third-generation Japanese
American born in Colorado, and has lived in California, Texas, and Nevada.
He also lived and worked in Japan with Linda. He has worked as an engineer,
a technical writer, and has published fiction in small-press venues. When
not writing he is working on a Ph.D. at the University of California at
Berkeley, studying artificial intelligence applications in education. He
strongly believes in the saying that everyone should climb Mt. Fuji once,
but only a fool climbs it twice.