Bolt City Studio

Bolt City Studio


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. He also speaks at schools, and works as a book designer/editor. Kazu lives near Seattle, Washington with his wife Amy, and their children, Juni and Sophie.


Bolt City Productions is a small production studio dedicated to creating great books for young readers. Working alongside Kazu are talented artist/writers Jason Caffoe, Amy Kim Kibuishi, and a rotating crew of up-and-coming artists in our internship program. Along with helping to produce AMULET, the studio works on other book packaging efforts, such as the Explorer anthology and the Harry Potter 15th Anniversary Box Set.

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