The Miracle Arrives in May!

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

ISBN: 1926778472
ISBN-13: 978-1926778471
Diamond Comics Distribution Order Code: FEB121167
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Fantasy/Adventure
Ages: 14+, Young Adult
graphic novel
128 pages, full color, hardcover
5.75″ x 8.25″
$19.99 SRP

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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.