I got this blurb from my editor today :0 and I'm free to blab now! The release date has been changed apparently, originally we were told this summer now it's this fall
. That's a LONG ways away and they need the stuff in 16 days? Who knew planning/printing took so long. Some of this is still bound to change so I'll keep you all updated. Anyway...
About the art book:
The title is Mangaka America
and it's going to be published by Collins Design, an imprint of Harper Collins.
It will contain 11 artists, counting myself, from North America, each with a unique style. Each artist will showcase new original work and a tutorial on one of their areas of expertise. The book will be out in the Fall and will have 120 full-color pages. It's similar to the popular "Japanese Comickers" book.
It will have a forward by Adam Warren, one of the pioneers of American manga.
Here's one of my submissions to the book in full but small size
It's all ya get until the book comes out. Sorry~
Here's all of the other awesome artists featured! I feel so honored because I'm a fan of all of them *_* It's like a dream come true. (I'll have cool avatars for them later).
Christy Lijewski- nyanko-chan.deviantart.com/
Lindsay Cibos and Jared Hodges- lcibos.deviantart.com/
Amy Kim Ganter www.felaxx.com/
Svetlana Chmakova- www.svetlania.com/
Tania Del Rio- www.steelriver.net/tania.html
Corey 'Rey' Lewis- www.reyyy.com/sharknife/
Felipe Smith- www.tokyopop.com/mangaonline/s…
Mary Alice LeGrow- www.bizenghast.com/
Jesse Phillips- www.gigposters.com/index.php
Well enjoy, and support the other artists with your love and encouragement. We're all in crunch time right now. Thanks!