I love seeing where creative people work, don't you?
This week I had lunch with these bookish folk(s) . . .
That's Kris Vreeland from that glorious children's indie bookstore Once Upon a Time, my lunch buddy Dan Santat (he of the 87,413 books out each year), and Kazu Kibuishi creator ofAmulet and the illustrator of the 15th Anniversary HARRY POTTER books.
Later, we visited Kazu's studio. His workspace is so much less, er, dense than mine. Let's compare, shall we?
His space . . .
My space . . .
Disclaimer: Kazu has a real staff and I have an imaginary one. Hence the discrepancy of size between our work environs. Here's more of his studio . . .
Why, look! It's Kazu with HARRY POTTER editor Arthur Levine (He, that would be Arthur, not Kazu, is my editor, too!)
Put all seven of the books together and the spines look like this . . .
Psst. Wanna know a secret? Kazu has drawn people who worked on the series and hidden them on the book covers. I won't reveal who/where everyone is. However, I will point out Ms. Rowling's cameo . . .
Look! It's J.K. Rowling's workspace . . . well, it was at one time . . .
To see more photos of where J.K. Rowling worked on Harry Potter, and to witness me defacing the bathroom there, and to behold an autographed J.K. Rowling novel that is all mine,CLICK HERE .
Okay! Back to the United States. Before we left Kazu's studio, he signed books for Once Upon A Time customers . . .
Speaking of signing books, my pal Sonya Sones has been touring and touting the release of her latest, greatest YA, To Be Perfectly Honest . . .
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