Work on Amulet 8 continues. In the meantime, here’s a new Copper comic
Here’s a new Copper
comic. First one for 2017:
It seems like a good time to bring these guys back for some discussions and adventures. Felt good to draw them again.
Since the most frequently asked question that I receive is “are you working on Amulet 8?” I figured I should give everyone a definitive answer. Yes. I am currently working on Amulet volumes 8 and 9. They are the final two books in the series, and they will bring the journey of the Hayes family to an end. The 8th book is already shaping up to be the most challenging project I have ever worked on, and I am excited for the opportunity to try and make it one of the best graphic novels ever made. Thank you, readers, for all of your support and patience! Without you this journey would never have been possible, and I want to make sure the final chapters live up to all of your expectations, and hopefully surpass them. For more frequent updates be sure to follow the Bolt City twitter account (@boltcity
) where I often post progress updates!
Amulet 7: Firelight will be released Spring 2016.
Below: Kazu’s tentative event schedule for Emerald City ComiCon
! FRIDAY, MARCH 27TH
11:00am-Noon – Official ECCC Signing | 6th Floor Exhibit Hall 2:00pm-3:00pm – Comics Dungeon Signing | Table #1708 3:00pm-4:00pm – Official ECCC Signing | 6th Floor Exhibit Hall SATURDAY, MARCH 28TH
11:00am-Noon – Official ECCC Signing | 6th Floor Exhibit Hall Noon-1:00pm – Comics Dungeon Signing | Table #1708 2:00pm-3:00pm – Official ECCC Signing | 6th Floor Exhibit Hall 3:30pm-4:30pm – COMICS IN THE REAL WORLD: THE NON-FICTION REVOLUTION | Hall F, TCC 304 SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH
10:50am-11:50am – #GRAPHIX10: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE | Hall E, TCC 303 Panelists: Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet
), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space
), David Saylor (GRAPHIX Publisher), and Doug TenNapel (Nnewts
) 12:15pm-1:15pm – Official ECCC Signing | 6th Floor Exhibit Hall 2:00pm-3:00pm – Comics Dungeon Signing | Table #1708
Hi everyone! I recently signed a new book deal
with Scholastic Graphix. This means that after the completion of the Amulet series with book number nine, I will immediately begin work on an all-new book, something that’s been in development for many years already. Really excited about it!
Working with the team at Scholastic has been the best experience of my professional career, so I am incredibly humbled and honored to be asked to continue making books with them. Thank you to all the readers, booksellers, teachers, and librarians who have helped make all of this possible. We are going to work hard to make sure every new book is better than the last, and we hope you all have as much fun reading these adventures as we do making them.
The third and final installment of the EXPLORER anthology series comes out this week! Featuring stories by Jason Caffoe, Jen Wang, Faith Erin Hicks, Johane Matte, Doug Holgate, Steve Hamaker, and Kazu Kibuishi. Look for it on store shelves!
Amulet Volume Six: Escape From Lucien will be released on August 26th, 2014.
Prisoner of Azkaban
I recently had the honor of illustrating and designing a new set of covers for the Harry Potter 15th Anniversary Box Set Collection! The project took several months of work, but I’m happy with the results. The new artwork is currently being updated at the Scholastic website and other media outlets. You can download high resolution versions of the images here
The box set will be available in stores this fall.