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Flight artists moved on to film; graphic novels

Kazu Kibuishi, creator of the Flight comic anthology series, reports on where the artist of the first volume have gone in their careers since they were first featured in the 2004 anthology.

From his blog:

7 out of 19 have worked on completed films, either as production designers or story artists:

  • Enrico (Ratatouille, Up)
  • Jake (Horton Hears a Who!)
  • Vera (Coraline)
  • Khang (Monster House)
  • Appelhans (Monster House, City of Ember, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox)
  • Phil (Kung Fu Panda, the forthcoming Kung Fu Panda 2)
  • Clio (the forthcoming Princess and the Frog)

11 out of 19 have published one or more graphic novels (or will have a graphic novel published in 2010):

  • Enrico (The Venice Chronicles)
  • Kazu (Daisy Kutter, Amulet, the forthcoming Copper collection)
  • Jake (Missile Mouse, forthcoming Scholastic GNs)
  • Vera (forthcoming First Second GN)
  • Jen (forthcoming First Second GN)
  • Neil (Hamlet)
  • Bengal (Meka, Naja)
  • Dylan (Wire Mothers: Harry Harlow and the Science of Love, Bite Me!)
  • Derek (Good as Lily, The Eternal Smile)
  • Rad (Tom Sawyer)
  • Kean (Jellaby)

He also notes that of the 12 that maintained webcomics, only 3 do now

Hat Tip: Publisher’s Weekly’s The Beat

Community Comments

#1 Alec Fritz
@ 12:00 pm

Did the people who used to have webcomics stop because they had gotten more work elsewhere then?

#2 Tony Piro
@ 12:30 pm

I’m so happy for the success of all these talented creators. I remember back when I was a student at UCSB and Kazu did a comic strip in our school newspaper.

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