Kazu Kibuishi’s Process for Creating Amulet


One of the best ways I learn is from other artists. So when I ran across the Eisner Award-nominated comic book artist and author Kazu Kibuishi’s art process I had to share it. Kazu Kibuishi is best known for his work on the Amulet series by Scholastic’s Graphix, but more recently he’s done the covers for the newly rereleased Harry Potter books. In the images below Kibuishi shows his process for creating pages in his comic series Amulet Volume 4. Like most of us he starts with a script, does some rough sketches, and then continues to refine. The first set of images is the script and rough layouts for the pages. Below each set of thumbnails are links to the larger versions of the images so you can see more detail.


Veiw the full size image of the Script Pages
Veiw the full size image of the Rough Sketch

These next set of images are pages 68 and 69 in the book. It’s a two page spread and might be the most striking of the illustrations. It’s amazing how the line work comes to life in the colored version.
kazukibuishiprocess03View the full size image for Pages 68 and 69 inked here
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Once Upon a Sketch Podcast Episode 3 – Mike Maihack



After a long hiatus the Once Upon a Sketch podcast is back and this month we are talking with web comic creator Mike Maihack about what made him the artist that he is today. From his earlier works on Cow & Buffalo to his latest work  Cleopatra in Space that was recently signed to Scholastic! We discuss it all.

Audio Version of the podcast or listen on iTunes



To find out more about Mike’s work you can visit him in a number of places online.

Web site
Deviant Art

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