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.
University Book Store
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Meet author Kazu Kibuishi at Books of Wonder on Tuesday August 26, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM! He is the Eisner-nominated creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Amulet series and a collection of his popular webcomic, Copper. Kazu also illustrated the covers of the latest edition of the Harry Potter series.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
Meet author Kazu Kibuishi at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday August 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM! He is the Eisner-nominated creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Amulet series and a collection of his popular webcomic, Copper. Kazu also illustrated the covers of the latest edition of the Harry Potter series.
Barnes & Noble
3981 US Hwy 9, Freehold, NJ 07728
Kazu Kibuishi appears to celebrate the launch of Amulet Book Six: Escape From Lucien at Little Island Comics and the Toronto Public Library on Monday, August 25th 2014!
6:00-7:00 PM @ Toronto Public Library, Palmerston Branch (560 Palmerston Avenue, just North of Bloor)
Talk and Painting Demonstration with Kazu Kibuishi
7:30pm @ Little Island Comics (742 Bathurst, just South of Bloor)
Book Signing with Kazu Kibuishi
Books will be available for purchase at both venues.
The long-awaited sixth volume of the Amulet series will be released next month! Join us as we welcome Kazu Kibuishi on Monday, August 25th for the launch of Amulet Book Six: Escape from Lucien!
The evening’s festivities begin at the Palmerston Branch of Toronto Public Library, where Kazu will give a talk about the Amulet books and demonstrate some of the painting techniques he uses to create the art for Amulet. Admission to the talk is free, and copies of the book will be available for sale on site. Please note that seating is limited, and admission to the talk is on a first-come-first-served basis.
Then, at 7:30, the celebration moves down the street to Little Island Comics, where Kazu will be autographing copies of the new book for fans. Please join us for either or both of these events!
Can’t wait for Amulet Book Six? Why not pre-order your copy from Little Island Comics today? Pre-order a copy (or copies!) of Amulet Book Six from Little Island Comics before Monday, August 25th, and you’ll get an exclusive mini-print of Amulet art when you pick up the book. You can pick up pre-ordered copies at the Launch with Kazu Kibuishi, or whenever it’s convenient for you. Head in to Little Island Comics or The Beguiling to pre-order today!
Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2R6
Kazu Kibuishi appears at Chapters on Saturday, August 23rd from 2:00 – 3:00 PM to sign his latest book Amulet Book Six: Escape from Lucien. Get it here first on August 23rd before the offical on-sale date!
RSVP on Facebook!
52 Quarry Edge Dr Bovaird/Hwy 10, Brampton, ON L6V 4K2
Artist Kazu Kibuishi appears at Gallery Nucleus for a one night event on Tuesday July 29th from 7-9pm as he signs/sketches copies of the newest installment of his acclaimed graphic novel series Amulet 6, as well as prints from his Harry Potter book cover collection.
There will also be a Buy 1 get 1 FREE FLASH SALE of previous Amulet books, Flight Comics, and many other goodies. Don’t miss it.
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
The Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) has released their programming schedule for the 2014 show to be held on Sunday May 18th:
10:00 – 1:00: Book signing with Big Nate creator Lincoln Peirce (in the main hall)
10:30 – Unusual comics! Choose your own adventure! with Jon Chad
How does your comic become a book? If you thought that a book is just made up of a cover, back cover, and all the business in-between, think again! Explore a variety of folding and book construction techniques and make your own unfolding, choose-your-own-adventure minicomic!
11:30 – DRAW ON YOUR CREATIVITY:
Comic book artist Jay Piscopo invites students to try their hand at cartoon art and demonstrates how anyone can learn to draw and create comics. Using simple geometric shapes, Jay teaches kids how to build anatomy and perspective to create art that tells a story. Stand by for adventure with this interactive workshop! Watch a short video clip at the link…
12:30 – Ben Hatke: The Three Secrets of Comics:
Discussing images in a narrative, gesture, and drawing from life, Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl) talks about three secrets behind making amazing comics.
1:30 – Iron Cartoonist:
This competition will determine the MeCAF Iron Cartoonist Champion! Watch as three talented cartoonists draw against the clock, with suggestions from the audience. Special guest judges will determine the winner.
2:30 – A conversation with Jimmy Gownley and Kazu Kibuishi:
Join us as we discuss comics with Jimmy Gownley (The Dumbest Idea Ever, Amelia Rules) and Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Flight).
3:30 – Panel discussion about gender and race issues in current comics, with artists Melanie Gillman, Kori Handwerker and others.
The Maine Comics Arts Festival will be held in Portland, ME on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Featuring over 100 comics writers, artists and publishers, this will be a celebration of the comics art form. This year’s show will be at the Portland Company Complex (58 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 04101)! There will be everyone from mini comics publishers to seasoned professionals. There will be comic book writers and artists, gag cartoonists, newspaper cartoonists, web comics creators and more. The guests will have their own work available for sale. Some people will be doing sketches and selling original artwork. Others will have t-shirts, buttons and posters. All of them have one thing in common… a love of comics. Featured guests include: Kazu Kibuishi, Sean Murphy, Jimmy Gownley, Ben Hatke, James Sturm, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Joe Quinones, Zack Giallongo, Maris Wicks, and many more!
Come down to your Woodinville Barnes & Noble for a fun-filled evening featuring three fantastic authors! We are hosting author/illustrators Kazu Kibuishi, Jake Parker and Chris Giarrusso! Don’t forget to stop by and support Wellington Elementary!
Barnes & Noble
Block C of Downtown Woodinville, 18025 Garden Way N.E., Woodinville, WA 98072
Meet award-winning graphic novelist Kazu Kibuishi, creator of the series Amulet, at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday April 12, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Kibuishi is also known for his work editing the comic anthology Flight, and designing the book covers for the recent re-release of the complete Harry Potter book series.
Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
CAPS TO LAUNCH ART AUCTION FEATURING ORIGINAL WORKS BY MATT GROENING, JACK DAVIS, MIKE MIGNOLA, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, ADAM HUGHES AND HUNDREDS MORE TO BENEFIT FELLOW CARTOONIST STAN SAKAI AND FAMILY
On Thursday, March 6, 2014, Southern California’s CAPS, the Comic Art Professional Society, will launch an ongoing series of eBay auctions of original comic art. Its goal is to raise funds for medical care for Sharon Sakai, the wife of respected cartoonist and longtime CAPS member Stan Sakai, creator of the samurai rabbit USAGI YOJIMBO. Sharon has been battling a debilitating brain tumor for some time; after an extended hospital stay and convalescence, she is currently at home, but her condition requires 24-hour care and medicine that costs more than the Sakai’s insurance covers. 100% of the proceeds of these auctions will go directly to Stan and Sharon Sakai to help pay their ongoing medical expenses.
The CAPS auctions will be conducted through eBay.com beginning on Thursday, March 6, with a new set of auctions every following Thursday. Each auction, sold under the seller name of “CAPSauction”, will be ten days in length with twenty to forty items in each set of auctions. The donations of original artwork and collectibles (including newly created art unique to this event, vintage comic book pages, comic strips, illustrations, animation art, limited edition statues, and IDW Artist’s editions books) number over three hundred with new items arriving every day.
Contributors include: Adam Hughes, Alex Maleev, Arthur Adams, Batton Lash, Eric Powell, Jan Duursema, Jerry Ordway, Jordi Bernet, Matt Groening, Michael Allred, Mike Mignola, Paul Gulacy, Sanjuliàn, Scott Shaw!, Jim Steranko, Tim Sale, William Stout, Bill Sienkiewicz, Cameron Stewart, Dan Brereton, Daniel Parsons, Dave Gibbons, Dean Yeagle, Doug Sneyd, Dustin Nguyen, Bill Morrison, Tone Rodriguez, Sergio Aragonés, Fabio Moon, Francisco Francavilla, Gene Ha, Geof Darrow, Gilbert Hernandez, Jack Davis, James O’Barr, Kevin Eastman, Jeff Lemire, Jeff Smith, Kazu Kibuishi, Liam Sharp, Tom Richmond, Michael Jantze, Olivia, Oscar Martin, Paul Chadwick, Richard Corben, Tom Mandrake, Walter Simonson, Charles Vess, Dan Spiegle, J. Scott Campbell and many more.
Many of the pieces featuring Usagi Yojimbo will appear in a new oversized hardcover book from Dark Horse, THE SAKAI PROJECT: ARTISTS CELEBRATE THIRTY YEARS OF USAGI YOJIMBO, which will be released on July 23, 2014. All proceeds from this book will go to Stan and Sharon Sakai. Much of the custom Usagi Yojimbo art created for this book will also be sold as a part of CAPS’ online auctions.
These fund-raising auctions will be promoted through ComicArtFans.com, and the CAPS – COMIC ART PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY Facebook page where you will be able to see updated information such as when certain pieces will be auctioned.