Friday, February 20, 2009
Kazu Kibuishi is a great man.
I came across his work about two years ago through the Flight Anthology books, from there I found his blog and have bought and read his Graphic Novels. I like his style of drawing, it is simple and to the point, it communicates quickly and easily. A lot of detail and atmosphere is added through the colouring coupled with subtle texturing his work is second to none right now. Just as important as his graphic style is his story. He tells very engaging and exciting stories that do not dissapoint. He has just wrapped up the sequel to his first colour Graphic Novel Amulet. I am pumped. I went to the Schoolastic site the other day and I watched and interview with him on my lunch break at work. While doing that I did a quick caricature sketch of him. It is not accurate enough to do the man justice but I liked something about it so I gave it some colour and here it is. Enjoy.