Kazu Kibuishi is an American graphic novel author and illustrator, best known for his Amulet series of graphic novels for young readers, published by Scholastic/Graphix.
Kibuishi rose to prominence in the industry as the founder and editor of the Flight anthologies, a critically acclaimed comics anthology series that has spanned 8 volumes and dozens of participating creators. In 2008, he helped launch the young readers-specific series Flight Explorer, bringing new and creative comics short stories to a younger audience. That series lives on today as Explorer, thanks to publisher Abrams, and the first two installments The Mystery Boxes and The Lost Islands have drawn acclaim from readers young and old alike.
Kibuishi’s other projects include the creation of Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, a winner of the YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award, the webcomic Copper published by Scholastic/Graphic, and the new cover illustrator for the Harry Potter novels, released beginning in 2013 by Scholastic.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kazu moved to the U.S. with his mother and brother when he was a child. He graduated from Film Studios at the University of California Santa Barbara, and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He currently works as a full-time comic book artist in Seattle, WA, with his wife and fellow illustrator Amy Kim Ganter, and two children, Juni and Sophie.
Kazu Kibuishi is attending TCAF with the generous support of Abrams Books.