First of all, thank you thank you to everyone who’s stopped by the Yen Press booth and to all of you who came to our panel yesterday evening! It’s so good to see all of you! If you haven’t stopped by the Yen Press booth (#1116) yet, make your way to this end of the hall for all kinds of giveaway madness! Bookmarks, postcards, buttons, posters, samplers, bags! If you’re in Yen-related cosplay, especially stop by so we can take your picture for the Yen Press Facebook page!
But there’s good news even for those of you who aren’t out in San Diego this weekend! ~NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS~
- ZOO: The Graphic Novel by James Patterson with Michael Ledwidge, art by Andy MacDonald: Yen Press continues its partnership with James Patterson in this grisly adaptation of Patterson’s first scientific thriller, Zoo, releasing November of this year. Zoo: The Graphic Novel will be done in a Western comic style as an oversized jacketed hardcover edition by American comics veteran Andy MacDonald.
- MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs: Adapted from Ransom Riggs bestselling novel, Miss Peregrine follows a teenage boy after the death of his grandfather. Jacob’s grandfather always told the most outlandish stories about the children’s home where he grew up… Imagine Jacob’s surprise when he learns his grandfather’s stories were true! Miss Peregrine will be coming in 2013.
- THE WAY OF SHADOWS: The Graphic Novel by Brent Weeks: The first book of the Night Angel Trilogy, adapted as a Western-style graphic novel! An incredible epic fantasy full of assassins and intrigue! The graphic novel will be available in 2013.
- BTOOOM! by Junya Inoue: A teenage gamer is trapped on a deserted island and forced to play a real-life version of his favorite video game! But even though he’s an expert strategist as a player, will he be able to survive this life-and-death game!
- WELCOME TO THE EROTIC BOOKSTORE by Watanabe Pon: In this essay manga, a young woman who works at a bookstore describes her experiences after her manager decides to open an adult toy section at the back of the shop. While the subject matter seems…erotic…the art is very cute and the tone of the story is very slice-of-life as the young woman records her observations, promotion efforts, etc. This book will be Yen Press’s first digital-only release! This book is very different from much of the manga available in the US, and we hope you will give this title a try!
- ANOTHER (novels and manga) by Yukito Ayatsuji, manga art by Hiro Kiyohara: A teenage boy moves to a new school and learns that his classroom has been plagued by a string of gruesome deaths following the murder of a student over 25 years before. This horror mystery novel will first be available as a digital-only release. Yen Press will also be releasing the adapted four-volume manga series as a print omnibus edition.
Depending on the response that the digital releases receive in the market, we may consider print releases based on demand. (This is true both of the Another novels and Welcome to the Erotic Bookstore.)
That’s it for the new announcements! Much to look forward to in the coming months! Thank you again for all of your support!