UDON’s 31 Days of Hallowe’en: HAPPY HALLOWE’EN!

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UDON’s Marketing Manager Stacy King picked this as her favourite spooky image from Midori Foo’s Book of Pictures, and we all agree! It’s a sensational image and just serves to highlight what a fantastic (and maybe underappreciated?) book Midori Foo’s art collection is!

We hope that wherever you are tonight, Trick or Treating or staying in, dressed up scary, spooky, sexy, or not at all(!), you have a very Happy Hallowe’en!

– From UDON Entertainment

Midori Foo's Book of Pictures cover Midori Foo’s Book of PicturesOne of the rising stars of the Japanese art community, Midori Foo is renowned for her elegant characters, lush settings, and intricate costume designs. She has provided stunning artwork for some of the biggest studios in Japan, including Square Enix, Bandai Namco, Konami, SEGA, and many more. Midori Foo’s Book of Pictures collects over 300 pages of beautiful full-page artwork, showcasing some of the best pieces from the artist’s ever-growing portfolio.

Release date: April 2013
Price (U.S.): $44.99

ISBN: 1-926778-66-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-66-2

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 320, Color
Size: 8.25? wide X 11.75? long

Buy at Amazon.com

 

 

UDON’s 31 Days of Hallowe’en! Day 22

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Today’s image is from Darkstalkers Tribute, by Emilio Lopez!

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Darkstalkers, Capcom’s horror/anime fight-fest video game property, is a fan favorite among gamers worldwide. Now illustrators, animators, comic artists, manga creators, pros and fans alike have come together to produce nearly 300 pages of all new artwork celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Darkstalkers franchise.

Featured artists include Mark Brooks, Adam Hughes, J. Scott Campbell, Jo Chen, Arnold Tsang, Omar Dogan, Atsushi Suzumi, Yasuhiro Nightow and more. This video game art gallery in a book is packed with beastly creatures, sexy temptresses, and a hefty helping of inspiration, energy, and excitement!

Buy at Amazon.com

Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-897376-10-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-897376-10-2

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 296, Color
Size: 8.25? wide X 11.75? long

Get the Limited Edition Hard Cover of this book at UDONstore.com!

 

 

UDON’s 31 Days of Hallowe’en: Day 21

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Happy Hallowe’en, Bravoman!

Bravoman CoverThis strip originally appeared at the Shiftylook website, alongside hundreds of other Bravoman comic strips! This shows the Bravoman cast costumed as one-another… with one very notable exception. :)

This strip and many more will appear in UDON’s graphic novel collection BRAVOMAN VOLUME 1: SUPER UNEQUALED HERO OF EXCELLENCE, coming this winter!

Buy it at AMAZON.COM

 

UDON’s 31 Days of Hallowe’en! Day 20

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It’s a double-shot of PIXIV this weekend, with another gorgeous Hallowe’en-themed illustration from Pixiv Almanac!

This piece is titled “Trick or ARANCIA” and the artist’s name is Harikamo! Scroll down to see the image in-context from the page in the book, as well as more samples of this artist’s work!

 

Pixiv AlmanacFeaturing over 2 million members, PIXIV is Japan’s ultimate online art community. The web site allows creators to show off their work, share feedback, and grow into even better artists. The PIXIV ALMANAC collects artwork from some of the community’s most talented members, showcasing a variety of colourful anime, manga and cg art styles. Plus, the book also includes many works featuring Japan’s most popular synthetic singing sensation – Hatsune Miku!Release date: April 11, 2012
Price (U.S.): $39.99

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

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

Buy at Amazon.com

 

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UDON’s 31 Days of Hallowe’en! Day 19

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Now that’s what I call Hallowe’en!

This special image comes from an amazing artist named “Tobi”, and their work is featured in the fantastic art anthology Pixiv: Alamanac. You can see just the Hallowe’en image above, and the full page from the book with more samples of her work below!

  Pixiv Almanac 

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, and grow into even better artists. The PIXIV ALMANAC collects artwork from some of the community’s most talented members, showcasing a variety of colourful anime, manga and cg art styles. Plus, the book also includes many works featuring Japan’s most popular synthetic singing sensation – Hatsune Miku!

Release date: April 11, 2012
Price (U.S.): $39.99

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

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

Buy at Amazon.com

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UDON’s 31 Days of Hallowe’en! Day 18

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Oh my! What a frightfully… scary… witch.

One of our favourite books of the past few years HAS to be the amazing Midori Foo’s Book of Pictures, and with truly beautiful illustrations like this it shouldn’t be hard to see why! Midori Foo is a brilliant illustrator, and this sexy take on a Hallowe’en witch is quite the treat indeed!

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One of the rising stars of the Japanese art community, Midori Foo is renowned for her elegant characters, lush settings, and intricate costume designs. She has provided stunning artwork for some of the biggest studios in Japan, including Square Enix, Bandai Namco, Konami, SEGA, and many more. Midori Foo’s Book of Pictures collects over 300 pages of beautiful full-page artwork, showcasing some of the best pieces from the artist’s ever-growing portfolio.

Release date: April 2013
Price (U.S.): $44.99

ISBN: 1-926778-66-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-66-2

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 320, Color
Size: 8.25? wide X 11.75? long

Buy at Amazon.com

 

UDON’s 31 Days of Hallowe’en! Day 15

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Today’s a twofer, with two horrifying pieces of art from our forthcoming release, Dark Souls: Design Works. Up top we’ve got a Daughter of Chaos, and down below is the Chaos Witch Queelag. ((shiver))

In the final printed book, the Queelag illustration is accompanied by some of the rough designs that shows just how grueseome she (it?) is up close!

Dark Souls: Design Works is printing now, and will be out a week or two before Christmas.

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Showcasing the grim and chilling artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous hardcover collection. Dark Souls: Design Works features key visuals, concept art, character & monster designs, rough sketches, and an exclusive interview with the game’s creators.

Release date: December 2013
Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-89-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-89-1

Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 128, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble | Buy UDON Books

 

UDON’s 31 Days of Hallowe’en! Day 14

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I wouldn’t want to meet this fella in a dark forest. Or anywhere, really!

“Jack O’Lantern – Irish Folklore
A wandering Irish spirit. Jack was originally a clever man who had tricked the Devil, and made him promise never to take Jack’s soul. When he eventually died, Jack’s soul had nowhere to go. He carved out a turnip and placed inside it a hell ember the Devil had given him, making a lantern to light his way.”

This is Jack O’Lantern, from the Irish Folktale, and illustrated by Genzoman from his collection Legendary Visions! Featuring legendary and mythical characters from around the world, this is a very cool art book for monster and myth fans, and as you can see, Genzo’s art is pretty phenomenal… and terrifying!

Legendary Visions Cover Legendary Visions: The Art of GenzomanThe heroes, villains, and gods of legend and myth have captivated the imaginations of artists and audiences alike for millennia. These larger than life figures of folklore fascinate us all. Legendary Visions collects the breathtaking artwork of painter Gonzalo Ordóñez Arias, also known as GENZOMAN! Inside you’ll find fantastic reimaginings of Egyptian pharaohs, Greek gods, Caribbean pirates, Japanese warriors, Celtic fairies, Arabian heroes and more!

Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-21-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-21-1

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 208, Color
Size: 8.25? wide X 11.75? long

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UDON’s 31 Days of Hallowe’en! Day 13

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It’s a Darkstalkers Double-Bill, as J. Scott Campbell does his saucy take on the ladies of the Darkstalkers Universe! While not exactly “spooky” or “scary”, we just thought this might be a nice excuse to run some J. Scott Campbell artwork. :)

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Darkstalkers, Capcom’s horror/anime fight-fest video game property, is a fan favorite among gamers worldwide. Now illustrators, animators, comic artists, manga creators, pros and fans alike have come together to produce nearly 300 pages of all new artwork celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Darkstalkers franchise.

Featured artists include Mark Brooks, Adam Hughes, J. Scott Campbell, Jo Chen, Arnold Tsang, Omar Dogan, Atsushi Suzumi, Yasuhiro Nightow and more. This video game art gallery in a book is packed with beastly creatures, sexy temptresses, and a hefty helping of inspiration, energy, and excitement!

Buy at Amazon.com

Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-897376-10-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-897376-10-2

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 296, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

Get the Limited Edition Hard Cover of this book at UDONstore.com!

 

UDON’s 31 Days of Hallowe’en: Day 12

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Now that’s what I call spooky! That’s Joe Vriens with a truely terrifying Bishamon from Darkstalkers: Tribute!

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Darkstalkers, Capcom’s horror/anime fight-fest video game property, is a fan favorite among gamers worldwide. Now illustrators, animators, comic artists, manga creators, pros and fans alike have come together to produce nearly 300 pages of all new artwork celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Darkstalkers franchise.

Featured artists include Mark Brooks, Adam Hughes, J. Scott Campbell, Jo Chen, Arnold Tsang, Omar Dogan, Atsushi Suzumi, Yasuhiro Nightow and more. This video game art gallery in a book is packed with beastly creatures, sexy temptresses, and a hefty helping of inspiration, energy, and excitement!

Buy at Amazon.com

Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-897376-10-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-897376-10-2

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 296, Color
Size: 8.25? wide X 11.75? long