Radical Publishing has announced that Yoshitaka Amano will be signing copies of Yoshitaka Amano’s Mateki: The Magic Flute on Saturday, July 26th at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con.  Mateki: The Magic Flute ($29.99), which is based on the famous Mozart opera and features 128 pages of Amano’s artwork in a full color, oversized hardcover book, will be released by Radical Books in June 2008.


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 here 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.