April 29th, 2015
UDON Entertainment is proud to announce its newest video game art book, SENRAN KAGURA: Official Design Works! This book collects “bakunyuu artist” Nan Yaegashi’s fantastic illustrations from the original SENRAN KAGURA game, SENRAN KAGURA Burst, SHINOVI VERSUS, and more!
For those not in the know, SENRAN KAGURA is all about beautiful ninja girls from secret ninja academies who engage in fierce shinobi battles… and look great while doing it! The series originated as a side-scrolleron the Nintendo 3DS and quickly attracted a fanbase with features like enhanced breast physics, destructible clothing, and customizable outfits for its female battlers. The original game’s wild popularity led to several sequels as well as drama CDs, a card-battling game, an anime series, a few manga series, and even a rhythm cooking game!
UDON Entertainment’s translation of SENRAN KAGURA: Official Design Works is faithful to the original Japanese book and is chock-full of illustrations of beautiful ninja girls! In addition to character designs, pinups, in-game artwork, and character profiles, the book also features an exclusive interview with the game’s creators and a detailed glossary of important SENRAN KAGURA terms – both of which are must-reads for hardcore fans of the series!
Whether you’re a longtime “bakunyuu” fan or just want a beautiful art book filled with gorgeous ninja girls, we think you’ll love SENRAN KAGURA: Official Design Works! The full page preview of the art book will be coming soon!
April 7th, 2015
HIP HIP HOORAY!!
The day that you all have been patiently waiting for has FINALLY arrived! First off, we at UDON want to thank each and every one of you that entered and put all that hard work into submitting an art piece. We had SO many entries that it was very difficult to chose.
Bonus fact: The winning artists come from over 30 countries on every inhabited continent!! Isn’t that AMAZING?
So, without further ado, here’s the list of artists that will be in the final Fighting Tribute book:
(names are in alphabetical order)
Adam William Ford
Akemy Modesto Hayashi
Alejandra Zúñiga Miranda
Allan Santos da Silva
Alvaro Andres Amaya Iles
Andrés Cruz Barrera
Anthony Malone Andres
Azahara Carreras Leon
Benjamin Camberos Urbina
bruno de loera
Carlos Nicolas Zamudio
Chadwick J. Coleman
Christian Dave A. Gonzales
Cristian Melián Cabrera
Daniel González Silva
David Adhinarya Lojaya
DJ “Dark Kenjie” Welch
Franco Martín Viglino
Gnomo del Bosque
Gonzalo Ordonez Arias
HaiNaNu “nooligan” Saulque
Ink On Sequential
Inma Almansa Gonzalez
Jaeh The Bird
Jaime Herrera Rivera
James Maxwell Valle
Javier De la Pava
Jenny de Asis
Jim “Beatrush” Yiu
Jon J. Murakami
Juan Manuel Ochoa
Kevin Di Pasupil
Luis Andrés Pomalaza
Luiz Carlos de Lima
Matías Soto López
Maximo V. Lorenzo
Melissa “Sade” Yabumoto
Miguel Delicado Villar
Oscar Fabián Triana Méndez
Rafael Caravaca Diaz
Rebecca Gunter Ryan
Rocco D. Commisso
Rodrigo Pascoal Lopes da Silva
Sebastian von Buchwald
Seth Saint Pierre
Sonny H. Chhen
Wang Liang Feng
– Winning artists will be contacted within the next week with instructions on sending us your high resolution artwork, as well as which piece was selected if you submitted multiple entries.
– Note: If you requested to be credited by your nickname/alias, that will be the name listed above.
– Artists who were listed as collaborators are not listed here, though they will be credited in the book.
If your name is not on the list below, feel free to post your artwork online. Congratulations to all the winning entrants! We thank you for your participation and hope you will give it another shot next time!
March 25th, 2015
For the FIRST time in forever (Frozen song reference for those wondering) UDON will be present at EMERALD CITY COMIC CON!! Beginning March 27, 28, til Sunday the 29th UDON will be at Booth #1702. We are SUPER excited to be at Emerald City this year and will be bringing members of the UDON crew along with TONS of art books.
UDON CREW: LONG VO, EDWIN HUANG & JOE NG!
UDON artists Edwin Huang, Joe Ng and Long Vo, will be at the booth taking commissions!
Edwin Huang is the regular artist on Image Comics’ SKULLKICKERS (with Jim Zub), and has contributed to a ton of great UDON projects! You can find his work in SUPER STREET FIGHTER VOLUME 1, SUPER STREET FIGHTER VOLUME 2, and UDON’S ART OF CAPCOM COMPLETE EDITION! You can find Edwin online at http://edwinhuang.com/.
Joe Ng – a regular artist for UDON, Joe has done the exclusive, original all-star cast dust jacket cover for UDON’s Art of Capcom , Street Fighter Origins: Akuma and Super Streer Fighter Volume 2: Hyper Fighting. You can find Joe Ng online at http://ngboy.deviantart.com/ .
Long Vo is one of the founding members of the UDON Crew! He’s worked on nearly every Street Fighter comic series, and his newest projects for the company are SUPER STREET FIGHTER VOLUME 1 and UDON’S ART OF CAPCOM COMPLETE EDITION! You can find Long Vo online at vostalgic.com
ART BOOKS & MORE!!
UDON will have a ton of great stuff at Emerald City Comic Con, including new art books & graphic novels. Some of the newer stuff we will be bringing are:
NEW: Super Streer Fighter Volume 2: Hyper Fighting! Continuing UDON’s comics adaptation of the Street Fighter III timeline (now with added Street Fighter IV characters!), a limited number of pre-release copies will be available at the show. Featuring art by Joe Ng, Takeshi Miyazawa, Jeffrey ‘Chamba’ Cruz, Hanzo Steinbach, Edwin Huang, Rob ‘Robaato’ Porter, and Julian Choy, Stories by Ken Siu-Chong, Jim Zub, and Chris Sarracini. Plus: a ton of UDON official Street Fighter artwork rarities!
NEW! Street Fighter World Warrior Encyclopedia Expanded Edition: You asked for it, we delivered! The out of print WORLD WARRIOR ENCYCLOPEDIA, now reprinted in a new deluxe hardcover! New fighters, new artwork, all new information! Fans won’t want to miss it!
NEW! Border Break Artworks: Now available in stores, it’s UDON’s first-ever Mecha Book! All of the mechs, the great character designs, and weapons, scenarios, and more, wrapped up in this beautiful book! If you’re a fan of amazing mecha designs, you won’t want to miss this one!
NEW! Asura’s Wrath Official Complete Works: Recently released, UDON is proud to bring the great character designs, art, and settings of ASURA’S WRATH to fans in Asura’s Wrath Official Complete Works! Includes exclusive interviews with the series’ creators and much, much more!
There will be a TON of other books like OKAMI, Persona, MM25 and Monster Hunter 1 & 2 just to name a few!
See you at EMERALD CITY COMIC CON!
March 19th, 2015
Katamari: Volume 1
The prince is sent on a special mission to save Earth by his father, the King of All Cosmos. His mission is to save Earth from a strange UFO that is kidnapping all things cow-related. Armed with mysteriously sticky Katamari balls and a seemingly endless amount of his wacky cousins, together they’ll face space cows, time paradoxes, tag-team wrestlers, and broken lamps! Katamari: Volume 1 collects all 150 zany strips from the Katamari webcomic. It is jam-packed with bright colors, zany characters and bonus sketch material this is a definite treasure for any fan of Katamari.
Hardcover: 172 pages
Publisher: Udon Entertainment (March 31, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
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Check out the 14 page preview of Katamari: Volume 1!!
March 6th, 2015
UDON Director of Publishing Matt Moylan joins Archie’s Mega Man comic book writer Ian Flynn and Mega Man Robot Master Field Guide writer David Oxford on the latest episode of Press the Buttons’ “Power Button” podcast. Check it out for a great discussion on all things related to Mega Man!
Power Button – Episode 168: Blue Bomber Bonanza With Mega Man’s Ian Flynn, Matt Moylan, And David Oxford
March 3rd, 2015
Attention all Capcom Fighting Tribute participants!
Thank you for all of your wonderful entries! In such a short amount of time, we’ve received thousands of entries and it took quite a while to narrow it down to the few hundred entries that will make it into the book.
We’ve selected the finalists and have submitted them to Capcom for final approvals. Once we get the green-light from Capcom, we’ll make a formal announcement.
We appreciate and thank you for your patience!
February 16th, 2015
Now Available: BORDER BREAK ARTWORKS 2006-2012
A staple of the Japanese arcade game scene, Border Break features heavy duty mechs fighting for victory in all-out robotic battle action! Now the outstanding mecha and character designs of this unique video game series are collected in an amazing detailed art book: Border Break Artworks! Included are technical drawings, rough concepts, character art, creator commentary, mech profiles, and more! No true mecha fan would dare miss out!
– Based on the hit mecha arcade game in Japan!
– Border break has been translated into amazing mecha model kits by Kotobukiya, and beautiful bishoujou figures by Good Smile Company
– Featuring the work of acclaimed bishoujou character designer Shunya Yamashita.
This is UDON’s first-ever full-on mecha artbook, and fans of mech designs, or our popular military/mech books in the Valkyria Chronicles series will love Border Break Artworks. Keep reading for a 16 page preview!
Border Break Artworks
Price (U.S.): $39.99
Page Count: 176, Color
Size: 8.25? wide X 11.75? long
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January 26th, 2015
Because you demanded it, the deadline for Capcom Fighting Tribute submissions has been extended until 11:00pm EST, February 9th, 2015! That’s over an extra week, including an extra Sunday and another full extra weekend. Make the most of it folks!
Head to www.CapcomFightingTribute.com for the full competition rules and to submit your artwork!
December 18th, 2014
UDON Entertainment announces Capcom Fighting Tribute art initiative
Toronto, ON – December 17, 2014 – Fans of Capcom’s many timeless fighting game series have already proven they are some of the most creative and talented fans around with the incredible art they submitted for UDON Entertainment’s Street Fighter Tribute and Darkstalkers Tribute art collective projects. Now they have the chance to show the world their passion and raw talent once again, as UDON today announces the latest entry in their line of tribute art books – CAPCOM FIGHTING TRIBUTE!
UDON is calling on professional and fan artists around the world to knock our socks off with your best artistic tributes to the iconic characters of beloved Capcom fighting and beat ‘em up series like Street Fighter™, Final Fight™, Power Stone™, Captain Commando, Star Gladiator, and Battle Circuit – and for you hardcore fans who really know your lore, original Capcom characters like Ruby Heart and Amingo are also fair game!
The full list of franchises eligible for inclusion in Capcom Fighting Tribute includes Street Fighter™, Darkstalkers™, Rival Schools™, Red Earth™, Star Gladiator, Power Stone™, Cyberbots, Capcom Fighting Evolution™, Puzzle Fighter™, Pocket Fighter™, Final Fight™, Battle Circuit, Captain Commando, Armored Warriors, Knights of the Round, The King of Dragons, Avengers (Hissatsu no Buraiken), and Capcom original characters Ruby Heart, Son-Son, and Amingo!
The best and most unique pieces of art UDON receives will be included in Capcom Fighting Tribute, which will debut with a gorgeous, exclusive 300-page hardcover edition at San Diego Comic-Con 2015!
“The 1990s were a Golden Age that saw the release of many peerless fighting games, and some of the best Capcom artwork also comes from that special time,” said Matt Moylan, UDON’s Managing Editor. “Capcom Fighting Tribute will be an exhaustive homage to the great games and amazing artwork of that era, and with so many featured properties, we expect this to be our biggest and most diverse Tribute project yet!”
In the spirit of covering such a diverse range of Capcom characters and series, UDON is looking for just as wide a variety in art submissions. Group shots, single-character images, and crossovers between available properties are just a few of the kinds of tribute art UDON is excited to receive from professionals and fans!
Show off your artistic skills and love of Capcom’s fighting and beat ‘em up games by having your art immortalized in Capcom Fighting Tribute! This also serves as a perfect second chance for anyone who missed the deadlines for Street Fighter Tribute and Darkstalkers Tribute submissions. Capcom and UDON are excited to showcase your work alongside that of the industry’s top artists!
For full Capcom Fighting Tribute submission details, head to:
All submissions must be received on or after December 17, 2014 and no later than January 31, 2015 to be considered eligible for inclusion in Capcom Fighting Tribute.
December 17th, 2014
Calling all UDON and Street Fighter fans! UDON is proud to announce that, as a Silver sponsor of Free Comic Book Day 2015 (FCBD 2015), we are offering an all-new action-packed, one-shot Street Fighter comic for FREE on FCBD 2015!
Featuring fan-favorite World Warriors Ryu, Guile, Charlie, Ibuki, C. Viper, and more, this comic has something for fans of every Street Fighter generation and is packed with all the Shoryukens, Sonic Booms, and Seismic Hammers you can handle!
Next year’s Free Comic Book Day will take place on May 2nd, 2015, so make sure to save the date and head out to your favorite comics retailer on FCBD 2015 to pick up your free Street Fighter comic from UDON! For more information on FCBD 2015, including other free comics that are being offered for the 2015 event, visit www.freecomicbookday.com.
November 30th, 2014
Hey UDON FANS! If you thought our Black Friday deals were great, just wait until you see our AMAZING Cyber Monday specials! We’re running low on warehouse space and we need to make room for 2015 releases, so we’re blowing out some older titles at AMAZING discounts. Just check this out!
STREET FIGHTER SPECIALS – $9.99 EACH!
Pick up an amazing deal on these hardcover Street Fighter collectibles: UDON’s Art of Capcom Vol 2
and Street Fighter II Ultimate Edition
! (and before you email to ask, yes, we’re sold out of Volume 1 – sorry!)
DARKSTALKERS SPECIALS – $39.99 EACH!
Join the dark(stalker) side with these fantastic deals on hardcover editions of Darkstalkers Tribute and Darkstalkers: The Ultimate Edition comics!
AMAZING ART ANTHOLOGIES – $9.99 EACH!
Apple Volume 1 and Robot Volume 5: These amazing softcover collections feature some of the most amazing artists working in the Korean and Japanese pop culture industry today!
HARDCOVER BARGAINS FROM $9.99 to $29.99!
For one day only, get enormous savings on these two amazing art collections! The Art of Brutal Legends Slipcase edition is just $9.99 and World of Warcraft Tribute is only $29.99!
These deals will vanish at midnight, so don’t wait to fill your shelves with awesome art books at a mind-blowing price! Check out UDONStore.com today!!
November 27th, 2014
With an amazing range from fantasy, horror and pop culture to martial arts, pin-up girls and monsters galore, there’s an UDON art book to satisfy every fan on your holiday list! Wrap up your shopping with some awesome savings during UDON Store’s Black Friday Sale, when you can score a sweet 40% off everything in the shop!
…. Well, everything but these four convention-exclusive releases! Yes, the long wait is over. For all you collectors, the moment has arrived: UDON’s 2014 convention editions will be debuting for online sales tomorrow, November 28! Quantities are limited, so don’t wait too long – especially since you can get that tasty 40% discount on other books when you order them together!
The 40% off sale starts at 12 am EST and runs for 24 hours ONLY. Deals will continue throughout the weekend, however!
For more info on our 2014 Convention Editions, keep reading!
UDON’s Art of CAPCOM Complete Edition – Comic-Con Exclusive Edition – $100
Featuring an original all-star cast dust jacket cover by UDON superstar Joe Ng, exclusive to Comic-Con International! Collecting over 10 years of UDON’s Capcom artwork in one epic 600-page hardcover volume. UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition gathers more than 80 UDON artists’ renditions of the cast of Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, Mega Man, Strider, and other classic Capcom franchises. Included are comic covers, toy designs, video game sprites, game box art, tribute art, and much more, including over 75 pages of new materials not published before!
Street Fighter IV – Wages of Sin: Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition – $40
Read the stories from the newest Street Fighter era in Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin! Includes all new stories and material, never-before-seen! Comic-Con exclusive features brand-new C.Viper vs Dan dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with hidden Beach image by Arnold Tsang inside!
Street Fighter Classics Vol. 2: Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition – $60
The UDON Street Fighter saga continues with Street Fighter Classic Volume 2, now in a sturdy oversized hardcover! This Comic-Con exclusive features brand-new Cammy vs Vega dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with hidden Beach image by Arnold Tsang inside! Continue your collection of UDON’s Exclusive VS Edition Street Fighter hardcover graphic novels!
Street Fighter Classics Vol. 3: Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition – $60.00
The UDON Street Fighter saga continues with Street Fighter Classic Volume 3, now in a sturdy oversized hard cover! This Comic-Con exclusive features brand-new Chun-Li vs M.Bison dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with a hidden Beach image by Arnold Tsang inside! Continue your collection of UDON’s Exclusive VS Edition Street Fighter hardcover graphic novels!
November 25th, 2014
Bravoman named in Best Books for Kids & Teens by Canadian Children’s Book Centre!
UDON Entertainment is thrilled to announced that the Super-Unequaled Hero of Excellence has achieved yet another victory! Triumphing over the competition, the stretchy hero known as Bravoman has earned his place among the elite of Canadian children’s publishing, scoring a starred review in the Best Books for Kids & Teens: Fall Edition, 2014.
Produced by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, the Best Books for Kids & Teens guide contains recommended books for kids and teens ages 0-18 and helps parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers and children’s literature enthusiasts stock their bookshelves with the very best books Canada has to offer.
All titles in Best Books for Kids & Teens have been handpicked by expert committees of educators, booksellers, school and public librarians from across Canada, so every book included in the guide is guaranteed to be a great read!
The committee judged titles based on excellence in writing, illustration or performance – provided in this case by UDON’s Matt Moylan and Dax Gordine!
For more information about the Canadian Children’s Book Centre and the Best Books for Kids & Teens guide, please check out their website.
Bravoman™ Volume 1 is a 160-page hardcover graphic novel that collects more than 130 strips from the ultra-stretchy, monster-battling, giant robot-smashing hero’s adventures! The book is also jam-packed with bonus pin-ups, rough sketches, creator commentary, and much much more!
BRAVOMAN™ VOLUME 1
By Matt Moylan and Dax Gordine
Size: 7.5″ wide X 8.25″ long
Page Count: 160, Color
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November 17th, 2014
We’re thrilled to announce that Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice has made it into the final round of voting for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2014!
The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major book awards decided solely by reader input, and we are blown away by the support we’ve been getting throughout the voting process!
This is the final round, so we’d really appreciate your support one last time! Please head on over to the Goodreads Award site to cast your vote! While you’re at it, you can check out tons of reader reviews for UDON titles – and even leave some of your own, if you like!