Makeshift Miracle Book One: The Girl From Nowhere (UDON 2012 in Review)

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Makeshift Miracle Book One: The Girl From Nowhere

Have you experienced… a miracle? Colby Reynolds did, when a mysterious young girl named Iris literally crashes into his life, challenging his understanding of the world–and himself. Makeshift Miracle: The Girl From Nowhere is an epic fantasy adventure, wrapped in the enigma of who the mysterious ‘girl from nowhere’ really is, and the journey that she and Colby take together.

Written by Jim Zub and featuring digital watercolours by Shun Hong Chan, Makeshift Miracle is serialized two pages a week at MakeshiftMiracle.com, and this May was collected into a stunning high-quality hardcover graphic novel. Featuring durable library binding, a unique spot-gloss dust-jacket, and bonus sketches and material from artist Shun Hong Chan. Makeshift Miracle is a perfect read for manga fans, teen and adult readers, and dreamers of all shapes and sizes!

Check out the whole story online at MakeshiftMiracle.com, or read a preview!

Makeshift Miracle
By Jim Zub and Shun Hong Chan

Price (U.S.): $19.99

ISBN: 1-926778-47-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-47-1
Diamond: FEB121167 

Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 120, Color
Size: 5.75″ wide X 8.25″ long

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Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks (UDON 2012 in Review)

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Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks

UDON Entertainment’s translation of Valkyria Chronicles: World Artworks was a hit with fans, after being one of our most-requested art book translations. In 2012 we followed it up with the next book in the series, and brought 300+ more pages of beautiful character designs, detailed vehicle and weapon designs, storyboards, maps, and production art from the world of Valkyria Chronicles to English-language fans of the series–Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks.

Set two years after the onset of the Second Europan War, Valkyria Chronicles 2 focuses on a military academy cadet school as they seek to prevent an ethnic cleansing campaign by a ruthless rebel group. Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks opens up this complex world with a fantastic mix of character pin-ups, city maps, equipment specifications, costume designs and more. All of the original Japanese text has been carefully translated into English, to capture the nuances of world design and character stories.

Fans of the best-selling SEGA game will discover a new wealth of information and inspiration within the 300+ pages of Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks. A key addition to any video game design collection.

Check out a 15 page preview of this book below!

Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks
Price (U.S.): $49.99

ISBN: 1-926778-38-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-38-9
Diamond: OCT111240

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 304, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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Captain Commando Volume 1 (UDON 2012 in Review)

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Captain Commando Volume 1

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In a dark and dirty world, there has come… a hero! Captain Commando is an over-the-top manga take on the rich history of super-powered heroes, both the U.S. capes-and-tights set and Japan’s tokusatsu sentai heroes! Created by Kotomi Tobashi and Kenkou Tabuchi, the manga mixes amazing action sequences and a detailed plot with humour and even romance!

Join Captain Commando and his bizarre squad (including Ninja Commando, Mummy Commando, and Baby Commando) as they foil an international terrorism plot! Thrill to the hard-boiled action! Gasp in awe of his amazing abilities! Relive the time you spent all your quarters trying to beat this amazing game!

Read this original adventure of the hero of the Captain Commando, Marvel vs. Capcom, and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 video games. Check out the 10 page preview below, and look for the book in comic book stores everywhere now!

Captain Commando Volume 1
Created by Kotomi Tobashi and Kenkou Tabuchi

Price (U.S.): $19.99

ISBN: 1-926778-40-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-40-2
Diamond: JAN121274

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 268, Black and White
Size: 5.75″ wide X 8.25″ long

 

PIXIV ALMANAC (UDON 2012 in Review)

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Hatsune Miku, Black Rock Shooter, and hundreds of talented artists make their North American debut!

Featuring over 2 million members, PIXIV is Japan’s ultimate online art community. The web site allows creators to show off their work, share feedback, collaborate on projects and grow into even better artists. With nearly a dozen Pixiv-related art book collections released in Japan, 2012 finally saw the first of these amazing collections make their way to North America!

PIXIV ALMANAC collects the artwork of nearly 200 artists from Japan, Korea, and around the world, showcasing a wide variety of artistic styles, from colourful manga and anime-influenced illustrations to cutting-edge CG and digital painting. In addition, it is the first official North American license of two massively popular Japanese character creations, Hatsune Miku and Black Rock Shooter!

pixivalmanac-preview-03HATSUNE MIKU: “Born” in 2007, Hatsune Miku is a Japanese virtual idol—a computer generated singing sensation who has sold out shows on both sides of the Pacific. Created by Crypton Future Media as the ‘face’ of their synthesizer software, Miku’s popularity continues a meteoric rise around the world! PIXIV ALMANAC is the first English-language book to feature Hatsune Miku, and the book features a selection of the over 200,000 Miku drawings posted to PIXIV, as well as a double page feature entitled “Miku Append” introducing the character, software, and goods!

BLACK ROCK SHOOTER: A character created by artist “Huke” and posted to the PIXIV website, Black Rock Shooter’s stunning character design and original art inspired music, thousands of illustrations, an OVA, TV anime series, video games, manga, and more! The dystopian science-fiction heroine has become a symbol of the power and promise of PIXIV worldwide, and the character appears in dozens of illustrations and a special two-page appendix in PIXIV ALMANAC!

Featuring nearly a thousand pieces of original artwork, PIXIV ALMANAC is a must-own art book for anime, manga, Japanese culture, and art fans around the world!

PIXIV ALMANAC

Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-35-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-35-8
Diamond: SEP111258

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 258, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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Check out this huge gallery of amazing art from the pages of PIXIV ALAMANC: