As soon as I purchased my Harry Potter box set and got our wristbands, we went straight to the event area to sit down since we still had a few hours to kill before the event with Kazu Kibuishi. While Mariah did her homework, I made my rounds taking pictures with my camera, and also with my phone so I can post it on my social networks! As I made my way down to the first floor, I glanced over and saw Kazu Kibuishi and family talking with events manager, Lita Weissman! Of course, I didn't want to interrupt their discussion about the night's event, so I went about taking photos! I then made my way back up to the third floor to the events area, and, guess who I saw making their way there, too! Yup! Kazu was also headed for the events area with Lita! He wanted to get an idea of what the area looked like, so he can set up to do a demonstration. I had a chance to meet Kazu and his family! Awesome moment!
|Lita with Kazu Kibuishi and family|
|The Amulet series|
|Kazu Kibuishi & Jeff Caffoe, production assistant|
Kazu Kibuishi also discussed many of his works and his inspirations for his art. It definitely was storytelling time as Kazu walked the audience through a brief description of his career history. We even got a look at his studio apartment (pre-marriage) and his production office where all his illustration magic happens. He then discussed his assignment to design the covers for the Harry Potter books for its 15th Anniversary. With the help of Jeff Caffoe, his lead production assistant, Kazu demonstrated to the audience how he begins to draw and answer audience questions while at it. At some point, Kazu had to put the microphone down so that he could draw...haha!
|Kazu's studio apartment|
|The signing begins!|
|Fans lined up for the signing|
|Sara (whatanerdgirlsays.com) getting books signed!|
|Mariah with Kazu Kibuishi|
|Mariah & Jasmine with Kazu Kibuishi|
|Sara & Jasmine "fangirling" over Kazu...haha!|
|Signed Harry Potter lithographs!|
|Signed Harry Potter book set|
|Kazu even signed the box!|
|The spine of the Harry Potter box set!|