UDON at New York Comic Con 2012

Hey fans! The UDON crew will be at New York Comic Con from October 11-14, at various awesome events. Just because we won’t have a booth on the floor doesn’t mean you can’t come say hi and hear about some of our exciting news for 2012 and 2013. So keep reading to find where you can find UDON at NYCC!

UDON Crew: New Titles & Tributes

Date: Friday, October 12
7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Location: 1A06

Speakers:  Chris Butcher, Erik Ko, Jim Zubkavich, Matt Moylan.

Artists and fans: get the scoop on upcoming projects from UDON, including an announcement about the new TRIBUTE art book contest you won’t want to miss! Sneak peek artwork, insight into the artist recruiting process, and a chance to win UDON books. With Jim Zubkavich (Project Manager), Erik Ko (CEO), Matt Moylan (Managing Editor),  Chris Butcher (Marketing), and some special guests!


The UDON crew are writing and drawing a bunch of strips for the new webcomics portal ShiftyLook, and ShiftyLook is going to have a totally amazing booth on the con floor with signings, games, and much more!! You can find the UDON crew at the Shiftylook Booth, #3374, at the following dates and times:

Thursday October 11

4:00PM – 5:00PM: Wonder Momo: Draw a Comic Live & Fireside Chat. Wonder Momo co-writers Jim Zub & Erik Ko talk Wonder Momo while artist Omar Dogan draws live.

6:00PM – 7:00PM: Bravoman: Draw a Comic Live & Fireside Chat. Bravoman writer Matt Moylan talks Bravoman while artist Dax Gordine draws live.

Friday October 12

11:00AM – 12:00PM: BMxWM: Bravoman x Wonder Momo. The Super-Unequalled Hero of Excellence meets the Battle Idol this Fall! Bravoman writer Matt Moylan and artist Dax Gordine join Wonder Momo co-writers Jim Zub & Erik Ko and artist Omar Dogan on-stage to discuss ShiftyLook’s first ever crossover event.

2:00PM – 3:00PM: ShiftyLook Meet & Greet. ShiftyLook Producer & Editor-in-Chief Rob Pereyda introduces the NYCC crew. With Rob Paulsen, Christopher Hastings, Anthony Clark, Jim Zub, Erik Ko, Omar Dogan, Matt Moylan, and Dax Gordine.

Saturday October 13

12:00AM – 1:00PM: Wonder Momo Party.

3:00PM – 4:00PM: Bravoman: Cartoon of Unequalled Excellence. With voice of Bravoman Rob Paulsen, character designer Dax Gordine, writer Matt Moylan, writer-producer Jim Zub, and producer Rob Pereyda.

6:00PM – 7:00PM: ShiftyCast Live! NYCC Day Three. With guests Jim Zub (writer, Klonoa) and Matt Moylan (writer, Bravoman)

In addition, a few UDON artists will be set up in Artist Alley:

Alvin Lee (table V1)
Jim Zub (table W11)
Omar Dogan (table CC7)

See you in New York!

– Chris, UDON



Last chance in 2012 to pick up the amazing, limited edition hard cover of MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS! 

Renowned for our comic books, manga, and artbooks featuring some of the best fan-favourite video game properties in the world, UDON Entertainment returns to PAX PRIME @ Booth #3828 this weekend with a great new projects and some of the hottest books in print! From members of the UDON Crew teaming with Namco/Bandai’s SHIFTY LOOK project, to new collections featuring the hottest Japanese character designers and illustrators, to all of our amazing convention-exclusive hard covers, UDON is guaranteed to have one hot booth at the show!


It sold out at San Diego Comic Con in just one day, and now the last remaining copies of UDON’s Marvel vs. Capacom: Official Complete Works Limited Edition Hard Cover will make their final appearance at PAX PRIME 2012! This massive, original hardcover art book features 192 pages of illustrations and original art covering nearly 20 years of video game team-ups between Marvel and Capcom, from The Punisher right up to Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, and everything in between! Printed on our highest quality paper ever, wrapped in a gorgeous exclusive cover by Alvin Lee and Genzoman, and chock full of material that hasn’t even been printed in Japan, this is the ULTIMATE collectible for fighting game fans! With only 500 copies available to the public don’t miss your last chance to pick one up!


Persona 4 is one of the most critically acclaimed Japanese role-playing games of all time! The game has inspired anime, manga, drama CDs, and more, with a live-action movie in production now, a PlayStation Vita remake titled Persona 4: Golden scheduled for this November, and the recently-released spin-off brawler Persona 4: Arena already taking the fighting game world by storm! Now, with UDON Entertainment’s debut of Persona 4: Official Design Works at PAX, fans will be able to go behind the scenes of the game that started it all, with hundreds of beautiful illustrations by character designer Shigenori Soejima!

Jam packed with gorgeous illustrations and character designs, extensive commentary, and a massive 9,000 word interview with creator Shigenori Soejima about how he developed the visual world for the game, this is a truly amazing look at one of the most popular and critically acclaimed games in the world right now… and it’s debuting at PAX!


Street Fighter x Tekken: ArtworksBased on the hit 2012 fighting game, Street Fighter X Tekken: Artworks collects 192 pages of amazing insight and beautiful illustrations from the game, and its making its English-language debut at PAX Prime 2012! In Street Fighter X Tekken: Artworks, you’ll find character artwork, rough sketches, and costume designs, with creator commentary on almost every page! This art book is filled to the brim with amazing illustrations and sketches by the greatest Street Fighter and Tekken artists, including Shinkiro, Kinu Nishimura, Akiman, and more! Walk through all of the trailers, character intros and endings, and stage designs with additional art and commentary! The book is rounded out with 4 additional interviews, unused alt-costumes, and so much more! Street Fighter X Tekken: Artworks is an amazing behind-the-scenes look at the title for fans and professionals alike!


What would PAX be without members of the UDON crew on hand to draw your favourite characters? This year UDON is proud to welcome Long Vo (Street Fighter, Inception Digital Comics, GO NINJA!), Jim Zub (Capcom vs. Tatsunoko, Skullkickers, Pathfinder), and Editor Matt Moylan (Super Street Fighter Graphic Novel, Bravoman!, Lil’ Formers). In addition Marketing Director Chris Butcher and Associate Editor Ash Paulsen will be on hand to answer questions about the company… and sell you great books 😉


Since we know a lot of fans only get to see us every year at PAX, here’s a list of the more than 20 NEW books that we didn’t have on hand at Pax Prime 2011! We should have copies of every one of these books–plus dozens more–on hand at the booth. Some of them are in limited quantities though, so make the UDON booth #3828 the first stop on your tour of the exhibit hall!

CAPCOM™ Licensed Video Game Books:
Darkstalkers Ultimate Edition Ltd. Ed. HC
Darkstalkers Ultimate Edition soft cover
Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works Ltd. Ed. HC
Mega Man Robot Master Field Guide
Street Fighter IV & Super Street Fighter IV: Official Complete Works
Street Fighter Legends Ultimate Edition Softcover
Street Fighter X Tekken: Artworks

Video Game Related Art Books
DISGAEArt!!! Disgaea Official Illustration Collection
Persona 3: Official Design Works
Persona 4: Official Design Works
Shigenori Soejima Artworks
Shining Force Feather Design Works
Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks

Illustration and Design Books
Apple Selection Volume 1: Summer
Apple Selection Volume 2: Autumn
Omar Dogan’s Girl Seven
Pixiv Almanac

Comics and Manga
Captain Comando Manga Volume 1
Makeshift Miracle Book 1
Mega Man Megamix Volumes 1-3 (new printings)
Mega Man Gigamix Volumes 1-3 (new printings)
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends Volume 1

Thanks to the thousands of awesome fans who come out to see us at PAX Prime every year! We hope this one is the best yet.


The UDON Crew


UDON at Fan Expo Canada!

UDON will exhibiting at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto this coming weekend, August 23-26, at Booth #462! We’ll have a range of our art books on hand, along with some of our limited edition hardcovers, including…

the brand-new Marvel Vs. Capcom Official Complete Works hardcover! We won’t have a ton of them available for the show, so if you’ve got this on your shopping list, be sure to make Booth #426 one of your first stops at the exhibit hall!

In addition, Omar Dogan (Street Fighter Legends, Wonder Momo, Girl Seven) will be signing at the UDON Booth #462 on Saturday afternoon, August 25th. Come on by to get your Street Fighter comics signed and learn what new projects Omar has coming up next!



Makeshift Miracle Debuts at TCAF!

Makeshift Miracle: The Girl From Nowhere debuts this weekend at the Toronto Comics Arts Festival! Although the book won’t be in stores until May 23rd, Toronto fans can snag themselves an early copy direct from the writer, Jim Zubkavich, at TCAF booth #213.

You can also catch Jim talking about his work during his Sunday afternoon panel:

2:00 – 3:00 – Writing Pictures with Words: Comic Writer’s Craft
Ristorante Fortuna
12 Cumberland Street

Don’t miss this chance to be among the first to experience the Miracle in its full-color, hardbound edition! For those of you unable to make the show, Makeshift Miracle will be available at comic retailers starting on May 23rd – or you can catch up online at makeshiftmiracle.keenspot.com/!