The Great Realization - PB Review
We now call it The Great Realization
Tomos Roberts is a spoken word poet, performer and filmmaker, born in New Zealand to Welsh parents. He launched his YouTube platform on 22 March 2020 and, just five weeks later, uploaded a performance of ‘The Great Realisation’, featuring a cameo from his seven-year-old brother. The video has since been viewed over 60 million times. Tomos has been interviewed on This Morning, by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, and his story has been reported all over the world, including in the Daily Mail and the Washington Post. Celebrities including Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Khloé Kardashian and Jake Gyllenhaal have praised his heartfelt work. Tomos lives in London.
Nomoco is a Japanese artist and illustrator, whose joyful artwork has been publishing and exhibited all over the globe. Nature and sound are key inspirations for her work, which is realized in a range of different media, including inks, silkscreen and lithography. Nomoco is the illustrator of Once Upon a Raindrop, written by James Carter, which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2020 as well as being shortlisted for the UKLA Award 2020, Information Books category. She has produced artwork for clients as varied as the Royal School of Music, the Guardian, the New York Times, Moschino, Marc Jacobs and Pocko. She lives in Tokyo.
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—THE GREAT REALIZATION publishes in the US on September 1, 2020—