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STREETFIGHTERCOMICS.COM HAS LAUNCHED!
On-line now, enjoy your favorite Street Fighter storylines on the web at StreetFighterComics.com! Street Fighter Online will be updating five days a week with fresh content pulled from the pages of UDON’s renown Street Fighter comics…!
Issues #0 and #1 are already online in their entirety, and issue #2 is being serialized every day!
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Marvel vs. Capcom:
Official Complete Works
Limited Edition HC
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Check out our new releases Shining Force Feather: Design Works, DISGAEArt!!! Disgaea Official Illustration Collection,and Apple Selection: Autumn.
The past few weeks have seen an amazing array of new UDON titles released, including one of our most hotly demanded artbooks ever! Check out these new works and make sure to click through to the links for huge previews on our website!
Apple Selection Volume 2: Autumn
Softcover, 160 pages, $39.99, 8.25” x 11.75”
ISBN: 1-926778-36-7 – ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-36-5
The creators of the Apple anthology and artbook series are back with an all-new volume of gorgeous pinup artwork! APPLE SELECTION Vol.2 features dozens of Korea’s top illustrators creating brand new pin-up work of fun beach scenes, retro pinups, cute anime girls, and more. Featuring over a hundred different artists and a wide range of styles, APPLE SELECTION belongs in everyone’s art book collection!
Click here for a huge 10 page preview of this book!
DISGAEArt!!! Disgaea Official Illustration Collection
Softcover, 192 pages, $39.99, 8.25” x 11.75”
Diamond: MAY121308 – ISBN: 1926778502 – ISBN-13: 978-1926778501
Return to the Netherworld with one of UDON’s most hotly demanded art books of all time…DISGAEArt!!! Disgaea Official Illustration Collection! Compiling over 600 illustrations including character designs, box art, advertisements, pin-ups, short comics, and much more from all four flagship Disgaea video games, DISGAEArt!!! is awesome!
Click here to check out an amazing 9 page preview of this book!
Shining Force Feather: Design Works
Softcover, 168 pages, $39.99, 8.25” x 11.75”
ISBN: 1-926778-46-4 – ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-46-4
Collecting all of the official game art, design, sketches, character profiles, and much more from the hit Nintendo DS game! Features artworks by illustrators pako andHaruhi Suzumiya‘s official illustrator Noizi Ito! An amazing book for art book fans, it includes three different paper stocks, as well as a special metallic copper ink and beautiful gold-foil-stamped cover…!
Click here to check out a massive 12 page preview!
Persona 4: Official Design Works
Persona 4: Official Design Works is going to be in stores in early September! Check out what the unbound copies looked like on UDON’s floor as we proofed every aspect to make sure the book is just as gorgeous as Persona 3!
Also, I don’t know how many of our fans know this, but we “up-sized” both Persona 3: Official Design Works andPersona 4: Official Design Works so that they’re the same size as UDON’s regular artbooks! We’re happy to say that these are at least a few inches taller than the Japanese editions with no loss in quality to the images… It’s pretty darned cool.
Persona 4: Official Complete Works is tentatively scheduled to be supplied to comics and book stores on September 12th, and will make it’s premiere at Penny Arcade Expo on August 31st.
Street Fighter X Tekken: Artworks
Every UDON book goes through a couple of different rounds of approvals. This is what an “unbound” copy ofStreet Fighter X Tekken: Artworks looks like when it’s hot off the presses, in the last stage of approvals. The loose interior groups of pages are sent our way via FedEx as soon as they’re printed just in case there’s a cataclysmic problem and we can fix it… before it’s too late. So we’ve actually had copies of these books in our hands for months before they arrive in stores… they’re just in a bunch of different pieces. ;)
Street Fighter X Tekken: Artworks is tentatively scheduled to be distributed through Diamond on August 29th, 2012, and will also be on hand at Penny Arcade Expo on August 31st.
Toxic Volume One
It’s with a heavy heart that we at UDON announce that TOXIC Volume 1, scheduled to have arrived earlier this year, has had to be cancelled. TOXIC was originally scheduled to be a two-volume collection of full-colour comics, pin-ups and international artist profiles.
While every effort was made to produce this book (and on time!) unfortunately the licensing issues that delayed the book from its original release date were insurmountable, and if we had released TOXIC Volume 1 it would have been substantially different from the Korean edition with a good portion of the content removed. Because of this, we felt it would be unfair to go forward with the release for our customers expecting a faithful translation of this project.
We are still on very good terms with our Korean licensing partners and the producers of TOXIC, and our current plan is to combine the original Korean comics and illustrations from TOXIC Volume 1 and 2 into a new book, to be released in 2013, keeping it in the spirit of the originals and the fan-favourite APPLE series from which it sprung. Of course, these details have not been finalized and we won’t announce a release date until we’re confident we can hit it.
We’re very sorry that this has occurred and we will work to ensure it does not happen for future projects. We thank you for your continued support.
The Staff of UDON
NEW LICENSE ANNOUNCEMENTS!
We weren’t kidding when we said we had our biggest San Diego Comic Con in years! Check out this overview of our new projects announced at Comic-Con, and head to our blog to graphics, details, and more!
Street Fighter: 25th Anniversary Announcements
Super Street Fighter: New Generation
UDON Comics tackles the next level of Street Fighter action with Super Street Fighter: New Generation! Fan favorites like Ryu, Sakura, Ken, and Guile are joined by newcomers Alex, Juri, Dudley, Hakan, and more for all-out excitement and pulse-pounding battles! This 144 page deluxe hardcover graphic novel hits stores in November 2012.
Street Fighter Origins: Akuma
Learn the secrets behind Akuma’s dark powers and even darker past in this original graphic novel featuring artwork by UDON’s Joe Ng. Released 2013
Street Fighter Comics Online!
On-line now, enjoy your favorite Street Fighter storylines on the web at StreetFighterComics.com! Street Fighter Online will be updating five days a week with fresh content pulled from the pages of UDON’s renown Street Fighter comics…! Issues #0 and #1 are already online in their entirety, and issue #2 is being serialized every day!
Video Game Art Books
The History of Sonic the Hedgehog
UDON has teamed up with Pix’n Love Publishing to bring fans the ultimate guide to SEGA’s spiky blue speedster — The History of Sonic the Hedgehog! This hefty 300-page hardcover book covers every 2D and 3D Sonic game in detail, plus very spin-off game, every crossover, and even rare cameo appearances by Sonic across the gaming universe! September 2012.
Art of Brutal Legend
Featuring the awesome artwork of Double Fine Studios, this amazing collection will reveal the design process behind the fantastic characters and setting of Brutal Legend, the most metal video game of all time. Available in both regular softcover and a limited deluxe hardcover version, in stores for November/December 2012.
The Art of Darksiders 2
A companion to the new Darksiders 2 video game and The Art of Darksiders book previously released by UDON, The Art of Darksiders 2 features all-new visuals from the legendary Joe Madureira. October 2012
Shining Hearts: Collection of Visual Materials
Featuring more of the wonderful artwork of Japanese pinup artist and character designer Tony Taka! Shining Hearts: Collection of Visual Materials gathers the beautiful artwork from the third installment in the Shining spinoff series. The book includes full-page pinups, character designs, rough sketches, and interviews with the creators behind the SEGA video game. September 2012
UDON Anime Art Books Announcement!
In addition to our established video game art book line, UDON is pleased to announce our new Anime Art Book initiative! We’ll be working with some of the best anime production companies in the world to bring fans English-language editions of the official art collections from their favorite anime – and we’re starting with a bang!
Evangelion Chronicle: Illustrations
Evangelion Chronicle: Illustrations collects all the original artwork created for the Evangelion Chronicle encyclopedia series, plus new pieces produced exclusively for this volume. You’ll also get rough sketches and creators’ comments, offering a true behind-the-scenes glimpse into the rich world of Neon Genesis Evangelion. November 2012
Evangelion Chronicle: Side A
Evangelion Chronicle: Side A covers the first 13 TV episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion in great detail with original artwork, a character relationship chart, character and EVA profiles, a timeline, and comprehensive episode guide with checkpoints covering each Angel, vehicle, weapon, and character appearance in each episode. Release date 2013.
Evangelion Chronicle: Side B
Evangelion Chronicle: Side B covers episodes 14-26, plus original movies. Release date 2013.
Read or Die: R.O.D. Official Archive
The Read or Die anime features the story of Yomiko Readman and the British Library Special Operations Division, a secret group dedicated to the location and protection of rare books! R.O.D Official Archive is your ultimate guide to the world of both the original 3-episode OVA and the 26-episode TV series. December 2012
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Art Book
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Art Book, Haruhi-ism, featuring the work of illustrator Noizi Ito. Release date 2012.
UDON brought you the artwork with DISGAEArt!!! Disgaea Official Illustration Collection. Now fans can delve even deeper into the amazing story of DISGAEA with this fantastic manga by Shin Sasaki.
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends Vol 2
The conclusion to this thrilling tale of Samuri honor and glory! Sengoku Basara takes real Japanese historical events and figures and makes them larger than life with dynamic character designs and all-out action; it also serves as a prequel to the action-packed Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii game Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes.