Kazu is Coming to Juneau!
Kazu Kibuishi is one of our favorite people in comics and we're very excited to announce that he'll be visiting Juneau this week for the Alaska Library Association Conference.
Kazu is probably best know for his work as the artist and writer of Amulet, a series of graphic novels that has occupied a lengthy perch on the New York Times bestseller list.
Kazu is also the editor of the Flight & Explorer comic anthologies which are beautiful and part of what lured me into the world of illustration and comics. I'd go so far as to say our gallery wouldn't exist if I'd never found Flight.
Kazu's debut novel, Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, is one of my favorite westerns.
Even Dad liked it and he's an old school John Wayne kinda guy.
AND it has robots!
Oh. And I probably don't need to mention that Kazu also did the new covers for the Harry Potter
series and that we have limited, signed and numbered prints of each cover at the gallery.
Jason Caffoe will be here too!
Jason Caffoe is the amazingly talented colorist for the Amulet
series and also works as assistant editor on Flight
anthologies. Here's a great panel he from his story in Explorer: The Lost Islands
MAKING COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS
Thursday, Feb 26th - 2pm
This workshop is intended for adult educators and librarians who want to work with kids to tell stories through comics. Space is extremely limited and there is a $25.00 fee. To register or get more information you will need to contact, M.J. Grande: M.J.Grande@juneau.org
JASON CAFFOE AT THE GOLD TOWN
Thursday, Feb 26th - 5:30pm-6:30pm
Come meet comics artist & colorist, Jason Caffoe! Jason will give a presentation on his process and how he fell into comics. This is a great chance to see how comics are made and catch a glimpse behind the scenes on Amulet
!!!!! COMICS WORKSHOP WITH KAZU KIBUISHI & JASON CAFFOE !!!!!
Saturday, Feb 28th - 1:30-3:30
Come hang out and learn to draw comics with Kazu & Jason. This workshop is going to be fun but be sure to sign up right this second because it's probably going to be packed. It's open to all ages, anyone who likes to draw comics and wants to learn to do it better.
Again, space is limited and it's first come first serve. Email me
or sign up at the Alaska Robotics Gallery if you'd like to attend and we'll squeeze in as many as we can.
HANGING OUT AND SIGNING BOOKS NIGHT
Saturday, Feb 28th - 6:00pm-7:00pm
Alaska Robotics Gallery
Kazu and Jason will be hanging out at the gallery to meet locals, sign books, give high-fives and draw sketches. Come see all of Kazu's artwork we have on the wall and give these wonderful artists a warm, Juneau greeting.
MAKING OF A GRAPHIC ARTIST
Sunday, March 1 - 11:20am - 12:50pm
Sneak-In for Free!
This event is not officially open to the public but I've been informed that any locals who want to hear Kazu's presentation will be allowed to sneak in very quietly and politely to listen. If you need an idea of how quiet you should be, just remember, you are sneaking into a room full of librarians.
If you know a middle school student, you might want to check and see if they're an Amulet
fan or if they like the artwork on the new editions of Harry Potter
I'm pretty in tune with my inner 7th grader and I think this week is going to be a pretty big deal for Juneau.