From the mystical world of magic in the Amulet series to the all-too-familiar world of orthodontic embarrassment in Smile, Kazu Kibuishi and Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novels and comic style books have become bestselling stories whose exploration of the awkwardness and adventures of growing up have inspired young readers everywhere. Wish you could meet the talented authors and artists and learn more about what inspires their stories, what inspires them, and what they’re working on now? Join us at a reading and signing with Kibuishi and Telgemeier sure to be full of fun and inspiration for children and adults alike.
Kazu Kibuishi is the writer and artist of the New York Times Bestselling AMULET graphic novel series, published by Scholastic. He is also the editor/art director/cover artist of the EXPLORER and FLIGHT Comic Anthologies. His debut graphic novel, Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, won a YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kazu moved to the U.S. with his mother and brother when he was a child. He graduated from Film Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara in 2000, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He currently works as a full-time graphic novelist. Kazu lives in Alhambra, California, with his wife, fellow author Amy Kim Kibuishi, and their children, Juni and Sophie.
Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Sisters, Smile and Drama,, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-sitters Club series, and has contributed short stories to many anthologies. Raina’s accolades include an Eisner Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best Of and Notable lists. Raina lives and works in Queens, NY, with her cartoonist husband, Dave Roman.
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