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I'm waiting to see what Tokyopop wants to do with King city 2.
Since they aren't putting out any of their OEL manga anymore. Of course I wanna take it to be printed at another publisher. Or more importantly I just want it to see print over here.

I read something on CBR about how TP is giving back rights without a hassle. That would be awesome. But I haven't heard anything specific.
I don't think they know what they're doing yet.

The only solid thing I know is that it's still going to be printed in french.
So right now I'm finishing up the book for the Bragelonne edition.

The other goodish news is that King city 2 will be longer now.
I was having to cut some scenes so I could hit the deadline . With no print date now I'll do all the scenes I wanted in.
I can say that without a doubt king city 2 is the best book I've managed to make.

"comics will break your heart"


anyway, need must as the devil drives.
Tonight I did the cover for my pal Kevins Clockwork girl book.

I tried to make trees like in the Rankin Bass Hobbit.

Here's a site with the book that came with the Hobbit record scanned:

I'm so impressed by that style and I haven't seen it outside of thundercats and the last unicorn and the tolken stuff. It'd be a gold mine if any of the dudes involved drew any comics with the same gnarl french/japanese style.

Fat Hobbit wives and children.
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charitypomaybo From: charitypomaybo Date: June 18th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
that's a nice cover.

& yay for hobbit holes
_w_o_o_d_ From: _w_o_o_d_ Date: June 18th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
King city is going to be published in france ? by what publisher ?
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 18th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Um, semi-ditto to this; Printed in french? Will it ever be printed in english?
From: parkas_4_kids Date: June 18th, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think Ross is trying to get back the rights for The Abandoned so he can do the sequels he had planned. And if you can get back the rights for King City 1, you might be able to get a super0hot publisher like Vertigo or whomever to print King City 2. That would be SWEET.

Fuckin' TokyoPop, man. What the hell are they up to?
reyyy From: reyyy Date: June 18th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
larsony From: larsony Date: June 18th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I heard the TP news yours was the first book I thought of. Is there anyway for you to seek legal help? I'd heard that Image was scooping up properties from TP's fall apart, maybe they could help? Hopefully this is a good thing for you and King City.

Also, just curious, did you and Marion get an invitation? We sent it to the address she gave us a couple months ago.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: June 28th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry to take so long to reply,
We got the invitation but I think we're gonna be stuck in canada dealing with immagration stuff.
We'll have to send some presents in our absence.

From: (Anonymous) Date: June 18th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool cover. The sky is darker between the tall robot's left armpit and the dude's horn.

steverolston From: steverolston Date: June 18th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sky's also darker by the horny dude's armpit. I just assumed that in that world there are always atmospheric disturbances in the immediate area of left armpits.
johnchrist From: johnchrist Date: June 18th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Shit man, I hope it doesn't affect King City Too seeing english publication. I'm really looking forward to reading it and don't know a lick of Paris-speak.
andrewdammit From: andrewdammit Date: June 18th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Big badda books...

Who ever re-publishes the King Cities should do a special larger format edition.
amegoddess From: amegoddess Date: June 18th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Guh, everyone but like a handful seem to be getting the online treatment or canceling. I do hope that rumor about giving back copyrights is true. Crosses fingers for you.

benitocereno From: benitocereno Date: June 18th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know you've already got a hookup at Oni, but I can practically guarantee that Image would publish your books (which, of course, allows you full rights retention, including any and all ancillary rights). Additionally, at Image, you'd have final say in production design and what have you. Just throwing that out there.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: June 28th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah I like Image.
Joe Keating has always been cool to me.
I definatly have to do a book with them someday soon.
ultrastefan From: ultrastefan Date: June 18th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
The biggest wounder would be to spend all that time and effort to get the book done only for it to never get printed in your own tongue. Dayum.

From: paulsakoff Date: June 18th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
i was wondering about that, cuz of "GYAKUSHU!" volume 3 is going to be published online and it might be seeing print.....

i hope King City 2 and GYAKUSHU! volume 3 both come out in print
From: paulsakoff Date: June 19th, 2008 03:51 am (UTC) (Link)
also does that mean another volume of king city? like the original idea, or are you just going to keep it 2 volumes?
reyyy From: reyyy Date: June 18th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Rad illustration, mang.
reyyy From: reyyy Date: June 18th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
and god damn, fuck Tokyopop, dude.
roostur From: roostur Date: June 18th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fantastic cover. I love the way the tree somehow adds motion to the picture.

That's too bad about Tokyo Pop. I hope that one way or another we will get to see King City 2 with all the intended scenes included. :)
dragoninstall From: dragoninstall Date: June 18th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awesome picture. I could go for some fat hobbit wife any day of the week
theresomewhere From: theresomewhere Date: June 18th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
man, i want a tree in my living room! don't know about the pipe smoking, always cough up a storm. guess i wouldn't make a very good hobbit.
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