Northside's only event dedicated to encouraging awareness and appreciation of the artistic and literary depth of anime, manga, and graphic art, and educating students about possible careers in these fields.
Event is 11 AM to 5 PM
Authors, illustrators, presenters, cosplay and contests
2022 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
AMY KIM KIBUISHI
Kazu Kibuishi is the writer and artist of the New York Times Bestselling AMULET graphic novel series, published by Scholastic Graphix. He is also the editor/art director/cover artist of the EXPLORER and FLIGHT Comic Anthologies, and the creator of the webcomic Copper. His debut graphic novel, Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, won a YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award in 2005. In 2012, he illustrated the covers for the Harry Potter 15th Anniversary Edition paperbacks.
Kazu is 4th-generation Japanese-American. He began drawing comics at the age of 5. He enrolled at the University of California Santa Barbara, where he graduated with a degree in Film and Media Studies in 2000. After graduating, he took jobs in graphic design, architecture, and the animation industry, but found his way back to making comics. He currently works as a full-time graphic novelist. He also speaks at schools. Kazu is married to author Amy Kim Kibuishi. They reside in San Antonio with their two children.
Amy Kim Kibuishi has been drawing and writing in earnest since she was ten years old. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a degree in Cartooning and is the creator of Sorcerers & Secretaries, a graphic novel duology. The first volume was a YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection. She was also a contributor to the acclaimed Flight anthology series edited by Kazu Kibuishi, and adapted a story for Goosebumps: Terror Trips by R. L. Stine. Amy lives in San Antonio with her husband Kazu and their two children.
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