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Good news everbody!

Sat Jun 14, 2008, 11:19 AM
  • Mood: Sympathy
  • Listening to: blah blah blah
  • Reading: tea leaves
  • Watching: nothing good is ever on tv
  • Playing: Tales of Symphonia
  • Eating: empty calories
  • Drinking: choco shake
STATUS:

Art Commission: OPEN (note me for estimate)
Cosplay Commission: CLOSED
Art trade: CLOSED
Requests: NEVER
Collabs and Projects: Ask me~





Contrary to what all the manga and anime news sites are reporting not EVERY OEL from TokyoPop is canceled/direct to web.
I'm happy to say that RE: Play made the cut and that the 3rd volume will be coming out in print, on schedule, as planned!

So please don't think I'm out of the game ha ha ha, I'm still around and the series will be going on as planned :3

However the fact still remains that most of my friends series have been canceled and/or delegated to the web, so please if you know any OEL artists that have been sacked, don't be rude about it. Even if you don't like OEL know that the people behind these series, we all work REALLY hard to do our best to get books out that we really have love for. So please, if you know a TokyoPop OEL artist now would be a great time to give them your support, because dammit, if times aren't tough!





VOLUME 2 IS AVAILABE IN STORES NOW!

Click the cover image toorder it on Amazon.com if you'd like~~~

And once more, for the record, it is not my fault it's taken so long to come out, that was the publisher's decision, not mine so please don't eat my face over it T^T


Le Grand Grimoire Visuel
BOOKS ARE BEING SHIPPED!


RE: Play:
Volume One and Two of RE: Play is avaliable NOW.
You can order RE: Play from Amazon.com or thru Tokyopop.com's online store. It should also be available at most Borders and Barnes and Nobles locations.

Next Exit:
I'm no longer working with SLG so only volume 1 has been published through them. Since I am no longer working with them the book is out of print and only the remaining stock is left to be sold off. Meaning once it's out of stock it's out of stock for good~
I do want to continue the story sometime in the future, but as of this moment I have other projects that I'm working on developing instead. Sorry!

Mangaka America:
I'm a featured artist in this a full-color artbook that focuses on North American mangaka with an illustration section and a character design tutorial included. You can purchase the book thru Amazon.com or thru most bookstores that carry manga.




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:iconnomadicempath:
nomadicempath Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
i'm so glad vol 3 is finnally comming out
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chaosdude1221 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
wait wait, so your the one who makes the RE: play manga?
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DarknessbUnnie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
This is an UBER late reply but I found this link while searching for info on RP vol.3...and the only thing I can say is...WOW.

I had no idea that TP was cutting back on the original English titles and for one thing, I think that's a bad move on their part. Yes, things are tight but somehow cutting down all these titles for webview only really isn't the same as actually having your work PUBLISHED mainly because anyone can have their work online now and frankly, a web-only manga isn't the same as actually being able to carry and read a book when you're not on a computer, say like when you're on the metro or on vacation because not everyone has a laptop to chuck around them every waking second.

I'm very glad that you RP is still going to be published because I've been a fan of it ever since I found it at borders two years ago. You are a VERY talented person and I couldn't even imagine what it would be like to have something I worked on for so long suddenly dropped without any given explanation (read; Minx comics)...yet. ;)

I do remember someone on girl-wonder.com mention that TP wasn't doing too well but I never imagined things like this happening. Compared to Viz, a good majority of my small manga collection IS TP so I thought that they were at least doing well SOMEWHERE.

And as if cutting OEL from publication is going to help anything . OEL AREN'T the problem (to me anyway, but I could be wrong) seeing as I have read worst original Japanese manga compared to all the work being contributed by American/Western artist. The only thing this does is discourage young people with talent to actually publish with TP because who would want to send their stuff in and be told that it will DEFINITELY be published in book format only to be told a few weeks later that it didn't make the cut and MAY get a chance to be seen on the website? If you would have known about this before hand, you might as well should have just uploaded it on dA for FREE without all the hassle. :(
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Lazy-Brunette Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
Yays, I'm glad your manga made the final cut. I'm sad though, that other OEL manga didn't make it. :( What date will the 3rd book be out?
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:iconchargirl5000:
chargirl5000 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
btw my firend:icondragon-demon526: read the back of one of ur books to me on the phone ..and YES! I DO LIEK MUDKIPS! HOW DID YOU KNOW!!!!
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gongjins Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I blame rising gas prices. EVERYTHING can go back to rising gas prices.

Thats like the best new's I've heard all day though! <3 (And the worst, at the same time DX)
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RebeccaProp Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Whaaaat? They cancelled a whole bunch of OEL manga? Why? O.o
I'll be waiting for the next volume of Re:Play, thought I haven't even seen volume 2 at my bookstore yet :(
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:iconmediaviolence:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Mmm if your bookstores dont carry it you can always order it off Amazon, it's even cheaper on there!
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:iconkitsunefox2001:
kitsunefox2001 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, people are laughing at the OEL artists that got sacked?

That's pretty lame of them to say the least.
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:iconrindarro:
rindarro Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
So glad you made the cut! I wondered about your title when I got the news.
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:iconkinggigasmon:
Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! What's vol. three's cover gonna be like?
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:iconexpotato:
Expotato Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Wow, well its good to know that some people are surviving through the cuts. Its pretty painful to hear about since I definitely know alot of people work very hard to get in the field and to have something like this happen is pretty sad.

I was gunning for Tokyopop to get published but--I'm a bit scared now because of the recent cuts and more likely they may not want to even look for new OEL's. Shame...I really thought I would've fit in there.

Maybe when the climate changes in the industry maybe--I'm also looking into other companies. I'll even be someones inker if need be. Hopefully, fans will realize that as much as it hurts people should really support the industry here so it can stay afloat.
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:iconshaolinwolf:
shaolinwolf Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
What is OEL? (is slow)
Your the only one I know who is selling your manga. I feel sorry for the others...
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:iconmediaviolence:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Original English Language
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:iconshaolinwolf:
shaolinwolf Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks bunches! (I only know what OVA stood for... *shoots self*)
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:iconsiemgirl:
Siemgirl Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
oh, that's really good news...
but i wonder when the second book will be out in Italy too!
otherwise, I will buy it in English when the third comes out... but I hope they will announce it soon :)
Good luck for the work ;)
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:iconnixa07:
nixa07 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
glad to hear you're still in the game :)
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:iconchys:
Chys Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
hm. Yours is more popular, isn't it? heh. ^_^
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:iconfrazzled-niya:
Frazzled-Niya Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to hear that you get to finish your series ^__^ I look forward to vol 3 :heart:
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:iconlockoneyes122:
lockoneyes122 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Student Digital Artist
congrats you did it !!!!
take your time know and show us all your awesome art ^_^
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:iconkat-the-shanster:
Kat-the-Shanster Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
CONGRATULATIONS!
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:iconzaydrae:
Zaydrae Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very comforting. If it HAD been canceled at least 50% of my friends would have eaten my face (i got them all addicted to Re:play XP)
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Punk-Witch Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Is TokyoPop a difficult publisher to go to? I want to go to them once I'm older (and better) but I don't know their history with relationships with the mangakas.

YAY! RE: Play!!
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:iconkeiyume:
keiyume Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Well congratulations on making the cut. RE:Play is probably the only OEL I collect. It's a shame to see some of the others go, though. Nevertheless, I figured it was only a matter of time, seeing as TP was pushing so many series all of a sudden. Many other manga/anime companies have already felt the effect of our falling economy (combined with the ever constant bootlegging). Such a shame, really.
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raviolirose Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Did I hear someone right, that there are only going to be three books, or are there more? I understand if you don't know yet, or don't want to tell, but I'm just curious how many books there are going to be. ^_^
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:iconmediaviolence:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Nope, just three, the next is the last one~
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:iconraviolirose:
raviolirose Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
okay, cool. And you'll be finishing it in my birthday month next year (april), so hopefully TP won't be taking too long to publish it. XD
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:iconph34rth33vil:
ph34rth33vil Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
congrats on book 3 =]
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:iconpurewhiteshadow:
purewhiteshadow Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay!!! for RE: Play!! :clap:

Curse you TokyoPop!!!!!!!! Why did you cancel them?! Why??!!!! *runs off crying and cursing tokyopop forever*
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:iconarcthelove:
arcthelove Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Student General Artist
*sigh* What a relief...
I think I would cry if you got discontinued.

Congratulations~
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:iconbuxx-san:
Buxx-San Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay i'm so happy RE:Play os going to continue ^___^

i love that manga!
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:iconp-the-wanderer:
P-the-wanderer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008   General Artist
I've already read about it on your livejournal and I must say that I'm happy despite being sad. I'm still waiting for my vol. 2 to get here and I failed to get Next Exit and it'd be terrible if there was no vol. 3 printed (I've got kind of a paper fetish so online would never be as good ^^;).
Still it's terrible how many people got crashed in the process...
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Redfauxofenigmas Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad for you! :hug: I was so upset when Azuri got cancled. If your's got cancelled too, well, I might just have to pay you to finish it and publish it myself, copyright consequences be DAMNED! We could change the title to Re:YALP, it's brilliant I know. But congradulations of pulling a Dramacon and going the distance with Tokyopop. :airborne:
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StefaniSuffocation Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
Ohh can't wait for volume three ^3^

me and my friend.. we're majoring in animation at college and i tell her all the time how much/badly i want to animate this series once we get far enough into our education.

i wanted to know what your thoughts would be on seeing this animated?
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:iconmediaviolence:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'd love to see it animated someday lol, so if you have the patience for animation, I'd be flattered!
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StefaniSuffocation Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Allright, awesome! Once we get far enough into our education, we can start working on it and I'll keep you updated on it.

It might be a little while, but I figured I'd clear it with you before just jumping right into it
^.^
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Sakura-Kyoraku Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
:dance: I can't wait to see RePlay Volume 3! I was kinda worried when I saw MCL was sacked...:tears:...any idea when it might be out?
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:iconnemisiscat:
nemisiscat Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
Congrats! That's totally good news. :D

I feel for those other artists though... Times ARE tough and losing a source of income is never a good thing. :/
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Artistic-Defiance Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
Well, RE: Play has a lot of potential for going far - I really like the story and it's more along the lines of the "it" trend, or whatever. -sounds old-

Also - sorry to bother - but what exactly does one have to do in order to become an OEL manga artist for an industry like TokyoPop? I've still got a ways to go (like the rest of college), but it's really a career I'd like to get into.
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:iconmediaviolence:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
There's no one thing to "do" to get published, it's just a lot of trial and error more than anything. Study art, study storytelling, study comics and then take what you learn and do your best on pitches. Thats really all you can do.
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Artistic-Defiance Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
Thank you. =^^= Who did you start pitching to? I'm thinking local might be easier for starting with.
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:iconmediaviolence:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
Who I pitched to has to bearing on who you should pitch to, it's totally a case by case thing and depends who you want to work for. I really have no advice on that.
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Artistic-Defiance Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
I know, I was just curious. ^^; But thanks for answering my questions, loff. <3
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CathyStephens Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional
Is there any particular date you're aiming for to have it released?
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:iconmediaviolence:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
Mmm it's not up to me, it's up to when TP decides to do it. All work will be done on the book by April.
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:iconcathystephens:
CathyStephens Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional
Oh ok. I thought that by on schedule you meant that it had a set date so I misunderstood. I can't wait till then anyway :)
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:iconguardianyashu:
GuardianYashu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
One question: what does OEL stand for?
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:iconmediaviolence:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
Original English Language manga
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GuardianYashu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
ok, thanks for clearing that up ^^

I heard from a few of the OEL artists on DA that Tokyopop turned them down for more volumes. Though of course it's probably becuase those manga are selling bad, which I think is partly becuase many bookstores don't sell a lot of OEL. There's OEL's I've tried to find in stores but I've never had luck finding ANY of them.
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:icontsu-chan79:
tsu-chan79 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:dance: Yay! I'm so excited that RE: Play will continue to be published. I love it so much! *glompes Laurent* Good luck with all the preparations for the next book!
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