Kazu Kibuishi is the cartoonist of the web comic Copper , the editor of the anthology FLIGHT, and he is working on a new book called Amulet . When I was in New York not long ago, visiting David Saylor of Scholastic, I was shown the first eight pages of Amulet – - and I was very impressed! Since then, Kazu has shared a few more pages with me, and I have to say I can't wait for this book.
Meanwhile, Kazu has been keeping an interesting and revealing journal about coping with the exhausting process of making a fully painted, long form comic, trying to get enough sleep, eat right, exercise and watch movies to stay inspired… and on time. I'll link directly to the one about excersise , but just go to Bolt City if you'd like to see the rest.
Kazu also introduced me to all the cartoonists of FLIGHT. One of the main reasons I started my blog was because of Kazu and the FLIGHT crew. Their FLIGHT website and blog was the first one that really appealed to me on the net; the first one I bookmarked. It has links to dozens of talented cartoonists – - many of whom work in the animation industry, and around the world. I highly recommend a visit, and be sure you have a little time to surf around. It's worth it.