January 11th, 2013
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!
By Jim Zub and Shun Hong Chan
Price (U.S.): $19.99
Page Count: 120, Color
Size: 5.75″ wide X 8.25″ long
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January 7th, 2013
After a short absence from your weekly webcomic reading habits, Jim Zub, Shun Hong Chan, and UDON are proud to present the triumphant return of MAKESHIFT MIRACLE, now appearing at http://makeshiftmiracle.com/.
Makeshift Miracle is the story of Colby, a teenager whose world is forever changed when a girl named Iris crashes from the sky and into his life. The beginning of an epic quest, discovering strange new worlds and the even more mysterious link that these two young people share…
Written by Jim Zub and illustrated by Shun Hong Chan, MAKESHIFT MIRACLE is serialized online on Mondays and Fridays, and the first six chapters were collected in a handsome hardcover edition in 2012 as Makeshift Miracle Book One: The Girl From Nowhere. Now, after a short hiatus, Makeshift Miracle Chapter 7 has begun… and the first six chapters are still online for your reading pleasure! Head to http://makeshiftmiracle.com to take in the whole story!
As a special treat (as if free webcomics twice a week weren’t enough!), we’re giving fans a special sneak-peak at this amazing series: a brand new computer wallpaper! Created from a majestic two-page-spread featuring a mysterious airship, an approaching storm, and a peak at the future of this serial, two versions of this wallpaper are now online at the UDON Facebook Page, in our photos section! All you have to do to get it is click “Like”!
So remember, read Makeshift Miracle every Monday and Friday at http://makeshiftmiracle.com. You can add it to your feed reader, see the updates on the UDON site, or just remember to visit.
…and of course, feel free to pick up Makeshift Miracle Book One: The Girl From Nowhere, wherever finer graphic novels are sold. You can find out where to pick up a copy here.
October 8th, 2012
Makeshift Miracle: The Girl From Nowhere is now available on DriveThru Comics as a digital download. If you haven’t had a chance to pick it up, now’s the perfect time to download a copy at 40% off the regular cover price.
May 23rd, 2012
Experience the miracle in a whole new way with UDON’s high-quality, hardcover edition of the hit online comic, Makeshift Miracle: The Girl From Nowhere. Written by Jim Zubkavich and featuring stunning digital watercolors by Shun Hong Chan, Makeshift Miracle will sweep you into a magical dreamscape filled with lush imagery and fascinating, mysterious characters.
Colby Reynold’s staid existence is turned upside-down when a beautiful young girl named Iris crashes into his life, challenging his understanding of the world – and of himself. Colby’s quest for meaning will lead him to a realm where dreams can come true, if he’s willing to pay the price. Along the way he’ll see sights he’s never fathomed and encounter hidden truths about himself he’ll wish he never knew.
This beautifully printed, 120-page collection features a durable library binding, spot-gloss slipcover and bonus character sketches by artist Shun Hong Chan. Perfect for manga fans, teen readers, and dreamers of all shapes and sizes!
Order from Amazon.com or through your local comic retailer!
February 7th, 2012
MAKESHIFT MIRACLE BOOK 1: THE GIRL FROM NOWHERE
Written by Jim (Skullkickers) Zub, Illustrated by Shun Hong Chan
in stores May 2012 from UDON and Diamond Distribution
February 7, 2012: MAKESHIFT MIRACLE is the hit comic from UDON Entertainment and creators Jim Zub and Shun Hong Chan! The first eagerly-anticipated collection arrives in May as a beautiful high quality hardcover graphic novel with a durable library-quality binding, perfect for teen readers and manga fans alike!
Makeshift Miracle is a new publishing initiative for UDON, best known for their licensed comics, manga, and art books. A completely original story, Makeshift Miracle has been serialized online at www.makeshiftmiracle.com to an audience of more than 30,000 visitors since its launch! A steadily growing audience of fans of the work are building up intense interest for this title’s print release, with a built-in fanbase on the launch day!
“The online serialization has been a great way for us to get in touch with new readers and engage a wider audience before the book arrives,” says Erik Ko, head of UDON. “Readers, reviewers and librarians have had a chance to read a bit more of the story each week and see the beautiful art and story Hong and Jim have put together.”
Makeshift Miracle’s fable-like coming of age story focuses on Colby Reynolds, a disaffected teen left on his own for the first time. After an unusual, carefree girl named Iris comes literally crashing into his life, he discovers that she has strange powers and brings magic and menace in her wake! To protect her, Colby must avoid a enter a realm of dream and imagination, where nothing – not even his own sense of self – is what it first appears to be.
“The web-sized images we’ve posted online are great, but they don’t hold a candle to the lush new hardcover graphic novel edition,” says author Jim Zub. “Shun’s incredible atmospheric watercolors have to be seen up close to be believed, and we’ve filled out the hardcover with a dozen pages of new art and background sketches, and even a sneak-peak at volume 2! It’s going to be an amazing package.”
Makeshift Miracle Book 1: The Girl From Nowhere will premiere at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival May 5-6 (www.torontocomics.com) before finding wide-release across North America on May 8th from finer comic shops and bookstores. To find a comic shop in your area, visit http://comicshoplocator.com/.
Makeshift Miracle Book 1: The Girl From Nowhere
Diamond Comics Distribution Order Code: FEB121167
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Ages: 14+, Young Adult
128 pages, full color, hardcover
5.75″ x 8.25″
ABOUT UDON ENTERTAINMENT:
UDON Entertainment is a publisher of original comic books, graphic novels, and art books based in Toronto, Canada. UDON’s best-known projects are those based on popular video game franchises including Street Fighter®, and Mega Man ® . The publisher’s ever-growing library also includes English editions of several Japanese Manga and Korean Manhwa titles, video-game and anime-related art books, and original projects including Random Veus, Girl 7, and Makeshift Miracle.