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NYCC 2018: VIZ Media Announces The Art of Neon Genesis Evangelion and Daytime Shooting Star

VIZ Media announced a pair of new publishing acquisitions this past weekend at New York Comic Con 2018, including of The Art of Neon Genesis Evangelion: 2007-2017 and the shojo manga series Daytime Shooting Star.

A collection of artwork from the groundbreaking series will be presented in The Art of Neon Genesis Evangelion: 2007-2017. The comprehensive edition, which is set for release in the summer of 2019, compiles a decade’s worth of bold imagery and vivid illustrations for the enduring property. Also announced was the acquisition of the famed shojo manga series, Daytime Shooting Star. The manga has drawn rave reviews and inspired a popular live-action feature film.

Additional information on each of these titles will be announced in the near future.

THE ART OF NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: 2007-2017

Debuts Summer 2019

A collection of ten years’ worth of illustrations from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise, including movie art, concept art, collaborations with mobile video games, fashion spreads, dozens of illustrations from NEON GENESIS EVANGELION character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, and much, much more!

 

DAYTIME SHOOTING STAR

By Mika Yamamori
Debuts Summer 2019

After arriving in Tokyo to live with her uncle, Suzume collapses in a nearby park where she had once seen a shooting star during the day. A handsome stranger brings her to her new home and tells her they’ll meet again. Suzume starts her first day at her new high school sitting next to a boy who blushes furiously at her touch. And her homeroom teacher is none other than the handsome stranger!

Preview: My Little Pony: Art is Magic!, Vol. 2

My Little Pony: Art is Magic!, Vol. 2

Tony Fleecs, Sara Richard, Andy Price, Brenda Hickey, Agnes Garbowska ( a) • Andy Price (c)

From the pages of IDW’s many popular My Little Pony comic book series comes this very special collection. Your favorite artists are back to reveal their secrets and show you more of the pieces they love! See Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy, Applejack, and all their friends throughout Equestria captured in each artist’s unique style! Discover what each artist enjoys most about drawing and painting the beauty, kind-heartedness, and fun that is MLP!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-261-5

Preview: The Art of Halfbrick: Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride and Beyond

THE ART OF HALFBRICK: FRUIT NINJA, JETPACK JOYRIDE AND BEYOND

writer: Sarah Rodriguez
artist: Halfbrick
cover: Halfbrick
FC | 256 pages | $39.99 | Teen+

Since 2001, Australian games company Halfbrick has continued to change the mobile gaming scene. After seven years of making licensed games, Halfbrick took a chance and released the highly acclaimed Fruit Ninja, which began a worldwide obsession with slicing and dicing cartoon fruit. Since then, Halfbrick has continued to release widely celebrated titles and cement themselves in mobile gaming history. Featuring art from Jetpack Joyride, Monster Dash, Dan the Man, and more, this book explores a rich collection of never before seen art and tells the story of a creative and ambitious company that never ceases to deliver fun and joy!

Dark Horse and Compulsion Games Take You In To the Art of We Happy Few

Dark Horse Books and Compulsion Games are filled with joy to bring audiences The Art of We Happy Few. This hardcover companion to the game offers two-hundred pages of mind-bending art and insightful creator commentary that showcases the unique retro-futuristic style of We Happy Few, a game of paranoia and survival in a drugged out, dystopian society.

The game is set in 1964 against the backdrop of an alternative timeline of events after World War II. The citizens of the fictional English city of Wellington Wells, to forget a Very Bad Thing they did, take a drug known as “Joy”—a delightful hallucinogenic antidote to their despair, with the mild side effect of making them easily controlled and morally malleable. But happiness isn’t so easily found for everyone. The Downers — awful citizens who refuse to take their Joy — are a menace to society, and as such are hunted by the police. If only they knew what was best for them! Turning their frown upside down is just a trip away!

Don’t be a Downer by missing out on this perfect companion to the psychedelic video game experience!

The Art of We Happy Few HC goes on sale November 13, 2018, and is available for preorder at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. This 200-page volume retails for $39.99.

How to Paint Characters the Marvel Studios Way! Celebrating the Marvel Studios Visual Development Team in April 2019

Black Panther. Thor. Captain America. You’ve seen them fight on the big screen—now, you can paint them yourself! While celebrating the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel invites fans of all ages to learn the tips and tricks of painting your favorite super heroes from the masters themselves…with a brand-new book called How to Paint Characters the Marvel Studios Way!

In this beautiful hardcover, you’ll discover insights from some of the industry’s leading concept artists. Ryan Meinerding, Charlie Wen, Andy Park, Jackson Sze, Rodney Fuentebella, Anthony Francisco and more of the artists behind The Marvel Studios Visual Development team will share their method behind creating iconic designs for all your favorite characters, from Captain America to Black Panther!

Within the stunning pages of this keepsake book, readers will learn these artists’ favorite tools of the trade, their tips for visual character development, their process of collaborating with filmmakers and other artists on the team, and the costume and props departments—and how it all comes together to create seamless film designs! Each five-ten page “character study” will take readers on a step-by-step journey through the artist’s approach to bringing a specific hero or villain to life. Not only will readers get a sense of how each artist works, from their tools to their process, they’ll also get to see how a character’s design was created—from blank page to a final approval!

Don’t miss How to Paint Characters the Marvel Studios Way, coming this spring!

How To Paint Characters the Marvel Studios Way is out April 17, 2019.

Dark Horse and Square Enix Team for The Art of Bravely Default

Dark Horse Books is partnering with Square Enix to present The Art of Bravely Default, offered in English for the first time! This faithful localization of original Japanese content allows readers to explore the story and art behind the game, and features hundreds of pieces of concept art and conversational commentary directly from the creative team! The first of a two-volume series, this collection explores concepts and creativity from the first entry in the standalone Bravely series.

The Art of Bravely Default, follows our heroes journey through the fantastic world Luxendarc to awaken the four elemental crystals the keep their world in balance from all-consuming darkness and allows fans to experience the critically acclaimed Bravely Default in a whole new way.

The Art of Bravely Default HC goes on sale February 05, 2019 and is available for preorder at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. This gorgeous hardcover volume retails for $39.99.

Preview: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute HC

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: N/A
Artists: Brian Froud, Jae Lee, David Petersen, Benjamin Dewey, Mark Buckingham, Sana Takeda, Jeff Stokely, and more
Cover Artist: Mike Huddleston
Price: $24.99

Since its original release in 1982, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking fantasy film The Dark Crystal has captured the minds and imaginations of authors, artists, filmmakers, and fans across the world with its ambitious worldbuilding and stunning visuals.

Now, return to the world of The Dark Crystal and see the vivid locations, lifelike creatures, and beloved heroes as realized by a collection of uniquely original artistic voices in celebration of one of Jim Henson’s most enduring creations.

The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute features illustrations from artist luminaries and newcomers alike, including Jae Lee, David Petersen, Mark Buckingham, Cory Godbey, Jeff Stokely, Benjamin Dewey, Sana Takeda, and the film’s original concept artist, Brian Froud.

Preview: J. Scott Campbell’s Danger Girl Gallery Edition Danger Girl Pin-up Book

J. Scott Campbell’s Danger Girl Gallery Edition Danger Girl Pin-up Book

J. Scott Campbell (a & c)

J. Scott Campbell is renowned for his gorgeous art and stunningly realized covers. This collection (available in a standard size square bound prestige format as well as in a deluxe, oversized hardcover) features 64 pages crammed full of Campbell’s Danger Girl covers and pin-ups. As an added bonus, several notable “guest stars” are included in this collection, providing their own beautifully executed version of the Danger Girl team: Adam Hughes, Travis Charest, Joe Madureira, Arthur Adams, Joe Quesada, David Mack, and more. A fine addition to any fan of Danger Girl and the art of J. Scott Campbell!

HC • FC • 64 pages • 8” x 12” • $24.99

Mega Man Gets an “Official Complete Works” to Celebrate 30 Years

The iconic Mega Man video game franchise continues to celebrate its 30th anniversary throughout 2018 with the recently released Mega Man X: Legacy Collection, a new animated series – Mega Man: Fully Charged – premiering in August, and all-new game – Mega Man 11 – hitting consoles in October. UDON is likewise giving the blue bomber some special birthday treatment with prestigious new hardcover editions of two previously sold-out Mega Man art books.

Mega Man: Official Complete Works Hardcover Edition is the ultimate collection of classic Mega Man game covers, character art, enemy & boss designs, rough concepts, tribute pieces, and much more. The book covers all 10 games in the classic Mega Man series, plus spin-offs, remakes, re-releases, and crossovers, all supported by a heaping amount of exclusive creator commentary. Likewise, the Mega Man X: Official Complete Works Hardcover Edition gives the same treatment to Mega Man’s even more futuristic successor, and covers all 8 core games and spinoffs from the Mega Man X series.

Mega Man: Official Complete Works arrives in stores everywhere October 2018, while Mega Man X: Official Complete Works HC hits shelves November 2018. Both books retail for $39.99.

Preview: J. Scott Campbell’s Danger Girl Gallery Edition Danger Girl Pin-up Book

J. Scott Campbell’s Danger Girl Gallery Edition Danger Girl Pin-up Book

J. Scott Campbell (a & c)

J. Scott Campbell is renowned for his gorgeous art and stunningly realized covers. This collection (available in a standard size square bound prestige format as well as in a deluxe, oversized hardcover) features 64 pages crammed full of Campbell’s Danger Girl covers and pin-ups. As an added bonus, several notable “guest stars” are included in this collection, providing their own beautifully executed version of the Danger Girl team: Adam Hughes, Travis Charest, Joe Madureira, Arthur Adams, Joe Quesada, David Mack, and more. A fine addition to any fan of Danger Girl and the art of J. Scott Campbell!

HC • FC • 64 pages • 8” x 12” • $24.99

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