UDON Rocks PAX East This Weekend!

April 4th, 2012

UDON: Making Its Biggest Splash Ever at PAX East This Weekend!
2 Panels, 5 Show Debuts, and over a dozen new books since last year!

BOSTON, MA: Renowned for its comic books, manga, and artbooks featuring some of the best fan-favourite video game properties in the world, Canada’s UDON Entertainment returns to PAX East @ Booth #124 this weekend with a full slate of amazing new projects! From members of the UDON Crew teaming with Namco/Bandai’s SHIFTY LOOK project, to new collections featuring the hottest Japanese and Korean character designers and artists, to a brand new convention-exclusive Hardcover book, UDON is guaranteed to have one hot booth at the show!

PANEL AND CREATOR APPEARANCES!

The UDON Booth #124 (sharing with our good friends at Oni Press) will feature a ton of great UDON creators! Come get signatures and sketches from Joe Ng (Street Fighter IV), Jim Zub (Sky Kid, Skullkickers) and Stacy King (Rocket Fox)!

Check out UDON creators at these great events!

FRIDAY: SHIFTYLOOK X DESTRUCTOID PARTY
It’s a chicken & waffle fest at PAX East, courtesy of ShiftyLook and Destructoid! Meet the UDON Crew and demo the not-yet-released Rocket Fox game!
WHERE: Commonwealth Ballroom, Westin Boston Waterfront
WHEN: 7:00PM to 9:30PM, Friday, April 6th
WHO: Anyone (ALL-AGES PARTY) with a PAX East 2012 FRIDAY or WEEKEND badge. Guestlist is full, standby admission only!

SATURDAY: Video Games Reborn! NAMCO BANDAI Games’ ShiftyLook
NAMCO BANDAI Games is re-imagining gaming classics like Xevious, Sky Kid, and Bravoman through new multimedia project ShiftyLook. Join ShiftyLook Producer & Editor-in-Chief Rob Pereyda as he introduces some of the talent behind the project’s webcomics, including appearances by Xevious writer Mike Costa; Sky Kid writer Jim Zub; Rocket Fox writer Stacy King; and writer of upcoming ShiftyLook title Ben McCool. Includes an on-stage demo of upcoming game Rocket Fox by game designer Jim Shelton. Free t-shirts for all attendees, and get a chance to win a new iPad! Located at the NAGA THEATRE, Saturday April 7th from 11:30am-12:30am.

DEBUT BOOKS

An avalanche of amazing new books will be available for sale at The UDON Booth #124 this weekend… but only in very limited quantities and while supplies last!

Darkstalkers: The Ultimate Edition Convention Exclusive Hardcover: Morrigan, Demitri, Felicia, Donovan, Victor and all of your favourite Darkstalkers return in this gorgeous oversized HC collecting all of UDON’s Darkstalkers CAPCOM™ comics to date, plus gorgeous new cover art and illustrations by Alvin Lee!

Mega Man: Robot Master Field Guide: The long awaited complete handbook to the classic Mega Man universe! Profiles of every major Mega Man character, including all of the Robot Masters from CAPCOM’sMega Man 1-10 video games, and much more! No fans of Mega Man fan will want to miss out!

Omar Dogan’s Girl Seven: Seven Girls for every season! Fan-favourite UDON creator Omar Dogan has assembled a brand new pin-up book featuring 7 amazing new characters! Bringing them through all four seasons and tons of crazy situations, this gorgeous artbook collection also includes behind-the-scenes material and more, making it a must for fans and artists alike!

PIXIV ALMANAC: Featuring over 2 million members, PIXIV is Japan’s ultimate online art community, consisting of professionals and amazingly talented amateurs! Finally, PIXIV ALMANAC, the popular series of artbooks showcasing these talents makes its way to North America this spring, courtesy of UDON. PIXIV ALMANAC collects the artwork of nearly 200 artists from Japan, Korea, and around the world, and features dozens of original illustrations featuring top Japanese properties like virtual idol singer Hatsune Miku and the amazing Anime/Video Game/Manga world of Black Rock Shooter! No Japanophile will want to miss this!

Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks: Featuring the spectacular artwork of Valkyria Chronicles 2, the Sony PSP follow-up to SEGA’s critically acclaimed tactical RPG! Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks includes over 300 pages of character designs, vehicle and weapon designs, storyboards, and promotional art, all accompanied by detailed character information and creator commentary. The first Valkyria Chronicles: World Artworks book was one of UDON’s Bestselling books of 2011, and this follow-up is sure to be a blockbuster!

In addition, UDON will have nearly a dozen new books on hand since our 2011 appearance at PAX East, including:

CAPCOM™ Licensed Video Game Books:
Mega Man Battle Network: Official Complete Works
Mega Man Star Force: Official Complete Works
Mega Man Tribute
Monster Hunter Illustrations
Street Fighter IV & Super Street Fighter IV: Official Complete Works
Street Fighter Legends Ultimate Edition

Video Game Related Art Books:
Ar Tonelico Visual Book
Atelier Series: Official Chronicle
Shigenori Soejima Artworks
Tony’s Artworks from Shining World
Valkyria Chronicles: Design Archive

Illustration and Comics Collections:
Apple Selection Volume 1: Summer
Legendary Visions: The Art of Genzoman
RandomVeus Volume 1

All of this and a fantastic selection from our backlist of hit books!

Don’t miss out! We’ll see you at The UDON / Oni Press Booth #124 This Weekend!

PDF Map Link: http://hw1.pa-cdn.com/pax/resources/PAX_East_2012_Expo_Map.pdf

ABOUT

UDON Entertainment is a publisher of original comic books, graphic novels, manga, 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.