Explorer, the exciting graphic anthology series which launched in Spring 2012 with The Mystery Boxes, continues with an incredible roster of comics artists who create amazing new stories around the theme of hidden places in volume two of the series, The Lost Islands. Edited by the New York Times bestselling comics creator, Kazu Kibuishi, this new collection includes well-written, beautifully illustrated stories by Kazu (Amulet), Jason Caffoe (Flight), Raina Telgemeier (Drama and Smile), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), Jake Parker (Missile Mouse), Michel Gagne (The Saga of Rex), Katie and Steven Shanahan (Flight), and up-and-coming new artist, Chrystin Garland. Explorer: The Lost Islands is bound to generate the same kind of reviewer and bookseller enthusiasm as the first volume did.
Kazu Kibuishi is the creator of the New York Times bestselling graphic series Amulet and the editor of the Flight and Explorer anthology series. Jason Caffoe is a contributor to Explorer: The Mystery Boxes and to the Flight anthologies. Raina Telgemeier is the New York Times bestselling creator of the middle-school graphic novels Smile and Drama. Dave Roman is the creator of the Astronaut Academy graphic novel series and the coauthor of The Last Airbender: Zuko's Story. Jake Parker illustrated Michael Chabon's picture book The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man and is the creator of the Missile Mouse graphic novel series. Michel Gagne is the creator of The Saga of Rex and has worked on animated films such as Ratatouille and The Iron Giant. Katie and Steven Shanahan are siblings who have contributed to Flight and created the popular webcomic Silly Kingdom. Chrystin Garland is a storyboard artist and animator who recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design.