Yoshitaka Amano at Comic Con

Radical Publishing has announced that Yoshitaka Amano will be at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA on July 26, 2008. Amano will be signing copies of Mateki: The Magic Flute on Saturday, which is based on the famous Mozart opera and features 128 pages of Amano’s artwork in a full color, oversized hardcover book, which will be released by Radical Books in June 2008 [Source ICV2].

On a related note, Amano has committed to directing the anime version based upon this art book as well.

As discussed in my previous post, Yoshitaka Amano is one of Japan’s best known illustrators. Amano is justly famous for his illustrations for Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D novels, which are published by Dark Horse and are perennial bestsellers. Amano also created character designs, illustrations and the logo for the hugely popular series of Final Fantasy video games from Square Enix.

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