Tagged Soulless Manga

The Manga of Blameless Releases Tomorrow!

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

Well, Gentle Reader, I’m sure you may have guessed life is pretty crazy these days. So many launches (E&E Trade, C&C new, Book of the Dead, Fairy Debt, Crudrat kickstarter) and winding up the madness, coming in at the finish:

Soulless the Manga Vol. 3

 

This is the graphic novel adaptation of Blameless, Book 3 in the Parasol Protectorate series. It goes on sale tomorrow, November 19. Here’s a little teaser.

This is the US release date, it will also be available as an ebook at that time. However, it may not be available in your area or at this time for these reasons. Since I am away from my computer at a convention in Canada right now, I won’t be able to answer any additional questions about the release at this time, for which I do apologize. I’ll be back online the day after the release.

To the best of my knowledge, this will be the last of the Soulless manga. I feel both blessed and lucky to be one of the few authors to get a graphic novel adaptation of her work, and Yen has been a real pleasure to work with the entire time. Those of you who have read Heartless and know how manga art works can probably guess why. Also REM’s talent is amazing, and I think we can understand that she might want to work on her own stuff for a change.

As a semi spoiler teaser for those of you unhappy with me for a certain romantic twist in the book Blameless, you may be pleased to find that in this adaptation things come out a little differently for two well loved and extremely stylish characters.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1980princess-di-and-fergie-with-umbrellas

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Peacock-Chair-Dror

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
Reinventing the Book, Part 1
PROJECT ROUND UP 
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Turned in.
Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date Nov. 5, 2013. 
Etiquette & Espionage
~ trade paperback will be available in the US October 13, 2013

Manga
~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition Nov. 19 2013. 
Prudence
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.

 

The Books!

 

The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series!
Please DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

The Parasol Protectorate omnibus hardback editions
Volume 1 (Books 1-3), Volume 2 (Books 4-5)
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
The Finishing School Series: Etiquette & Espionage, Curtsies & Conspiracies (Nov. 5, 2013)
 $0.99 ebook only short stories: Marine Biology, My Sister’s Song, and Fairy Debt

Book News:
The third manga is out, and I’m in Canada, I’m tapped out peeps.

Quote of the Day:

“Now I will let you in on something about me. That pang is about feeling out of step with the stages of life more than having missed out on them. This is not to say that I haven’t, for maybe I have, but I have also been too busy to notice.”

~ Laurie Graff


Events This Weekend

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

Hello my lovely Gentle Reader, tomorrow I will be doing two local Bay Area events. I will have a few fun bits of swag to give away and, as ever, I will be ready and willing to answer all your burning questions (with greater completeness and honesty in person then on the interwebs). So please come out and say hi?

San Leandro Library (San Leandro, CA) Saturday, Oct. 12, 2:00 PM ~ Reading, Q&A, Signing

Kepler’s Books (Menlo Park, CA) with the wonderful Suzanne Lazear Saturday, Oct. 12, 6:30 PM ~ Talk, Q&A, Signing

Also, if you happen to be at New York Comic Con, it might be worth your time to source and stop by the Yen Booth and speak unto them the code word “Professor Lyall.” Yen is my awesome manga publisher and they are giving away some pretty fantastic cabinet cards from the upcoming Soulless Volume 3.

Cabinet cards!

I know, right? Aren’t they marvelous? I haven’t seen them in person yet but I can’t wait. (And isn’t that manicure to die for?)

Anyway, go by the booth with code word “Professor Lyall” to get yours. While supplies last.

And if I get mine before the end of my manga contest you might find a few slipped into your winning copies of Vol. 2, but rest assured I have fun other bits of swag I’m already planning on including.

Before you ask: I’m really trying to get to NYCC at some point in the next few years. It’s looking like 2015, hopefully for the launch of Prudence. Fingers crossed, nothing is set or settled yet. For one thing, I have to finish the rewrite of the book on schedule and such. For another, I need ot actually be invited to come and get on programming. Not so easy as you might think.

Anyway, if I see you, or Yen sees you, or neither, I hope you all enjoy your weekends!

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Alfie art deco-style table lamp at BHS

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Creek-Armchair published on Freshome.com

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Sphere Bottle Opener

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
How to Grow Your Personal Brand When You’re an Introvert

PROJECT ROUND UP 
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Waiting on copy edits.
Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date Nov. 5, 2013. 
Etiquette & Espionage
~ trade paperback will be available in the US October 13, 2013

Manga
~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition Nov. 19 2013. 
Prudence
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.

 

The Books!

 

The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series!
Please DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

The Parasol Protectorate omnibus hardback editions
Volume 1 (Books 1-3), Volume 2 (Books 4-5)
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
The Finishing School Series: Etiquette & Espionage, Curtsies & Conspiracies (Nov. 5, 2013)
 $0.99 ebook only short stories: Marine Biology, My Sister’s Song, and Fairy Debt

 

Crudrat Kickstarter going on October 1 ~ 31, 2013

Book News:
Ruby Madden says of the Parasol Protectorate, “H-O-T. Fun, always amusing, funny, paranormal fiction.”

Quote of the Day:

A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. “Much obliged,” said he, pushing the plate aside, “I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills.”

~ Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin


Soulless Manga Vol. 2 ~ the graphic novel of Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate)

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

In honor of the forthcoming third manga Soulless Vol. 3 (the adaptation of Blameless due out November 19) I have 20 signed copies of Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 2 (AKA Changeless) for you to win. Each winner will be selected by a random number generator.

 

This contest has ended. Details redacted.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

From the Goodbye PP Tea

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Apple Deck Chair

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Flashlight Rechargeable LED_Light_Bulb

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

Ralph PEACOCK The Sisters

Book News:

Cheiro de Livro (Portugese interview of self)

Quote of the Day:

“Pretty much my general life philosophy has been this: if everyone’s doing it, there’s something suspect about it.”

~ Cheryl Bricker


Cover for Soulless the Manga Vol III (AKA Blameless) The Parasol Protectorate

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

Yen Press has released the cover art for Soulless the Manga Vol. III (the adaptation of Blameless).

Soulless Vol 3

I hope you are as thrilled as I am. I do so love REM’s artwork and I have confidence in her as I believe both the previous volumes have shown how good her voice meshes with mine.

The print release is currently scheduled for November 2013. Although that date subject to change if REM needs more time. We want beautiful drawings and are willing to wait.

In the interim, the chapters are serialized by subscription, online in Yen Plus as before. So if you can’t wait and want to get it in bite size segments (the way I do) that’s how to do it.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1920 Vogue

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Chickopolis via FB
Chickopolis via FB

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Living Off the Grid FB
Living Off the Grid via FB
(I can never envision a time when I woudl have enough closet space to do this.)

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Include Surprises in Your Stories

Book News:
E&EBox
Just arrive on my doorstep.

Quote of the Day:
Beth sent me this via Goodreads
Teacher Arrested
A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, a slide-rule and a calculator. At a morning press conference, Attorney General Eric Holder said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement.
He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.
‘Al-Gebra is a problem for us’, the Attorney General said. ‘They derive solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute values.’ They use secret code names like “X” and “Y” and refer to themselves as “unknowns” but we have determined that they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philosopher Isosceles used to say, “There are 3 sides to every triangle.”
NOTE – Beth’s (retired) teacher friend replied to the above with this come back:
The solution to this (in)fraction is plane and solid, requiring simply the right angle.


Manga Soulless Vol. 2 Official Release! The Parasol Protectorate

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

Soulless Vol. 2 (the manga version of Changeless) releases officially today! (I know some of you have gotten it already.)

*Soulless2_cover

I am deliciously pleased with the book. I particularly love Rem’s rendition of Madame Lefoux, not to mention all the kilts!

Madame Lefoux

Quote of the Day:

“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”

~ Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)


Details on the Manga Release

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

Soulless Vol. 1 the manga is officially up for pre order. I’m very excited about this version of the book, the art is wonderful, you should see some of the dresses!

 

There’s links to all the original character sketches on my website.

10 manga FAQs

1. The digital version has been serialized through Yen Plus over the past six months. Available by subscription.
2. This is the print version of the manga, it’s officially called Soulless Vol. 1

3. You can get it in the USA or the UK.
4. A digital version of the entire manga will be available, shortly after the print release for all digital versions. It will be through Yen Press, no exact date so far, and no details on country restrictions. Sorry, I will let you know when I do.
5. Yen is already starting on the manga adaptation of Changeless, but it will be called Soulless Vol. 2.
6. The artists name is REM.
7. It is an adaptation of the first book, not a scene-for-scene copy. Dialogue and text was mostly taken from Soulless. I had approval and went over the copy. Yen was amazing about involving me in every step of the process, from initial character sketches to text to drawings.
8. I’ve seen it all, plus the cover art for the next book, and I absolutely love it.
9. It is manga ~ everyone is young, clean shaven, and cute. Yes, even the werewolves.
10. Yes, REM drew that carriage scene at the very end of the book. Mmmmm.

Rumor on the net is the Previews, the comic shop magazine, has Soulless Vol. 1 the manga for preorder (I think you have to find and go into a comic shop). Also they have chosen it as a staff pick, and it has a spread inside the cover of the magazine. I haven’t seen it, but my spies are everywhere.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Advice for when you meet an agent at a conference.

PROJECT ROUND UP
Deportment & Deceit ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Writing rough draft now.

Etiquette & Espionage ~ The Finishing School Book the First: Page proofs done. Release date Feb 2013. Have seen initial cover mock-up and it is stunning!

Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 1: Printed volume releases March 1.

Timeless ~ Parasol Protectorate Book the Last: Releases March 1. Preorder now if you wish.

Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Release date fall 2013. She’s started waking me up in the middle of the night with ideas.


BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

Book News:

Quote of the Day:
“. . . and that night they were not divided.”
~ Radclyffe Hall, 1928 (banned book until 1948 for this one phrase because it refers to two women)


Manga Special Preview Contest

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

Ok, so my manga publisher, Yen Press, printed up and bound a short run of a sample of the first chapter of Soulless Vol. 1 (the manga). They did this Special Preview for NY ComicCon.

 

They had a few extra. So you know what that means?

Contest time!

I have 4 to give away.

I thought I’d encourage you to be artistic.

Here’s what to do to enter . . .
1. Create something visual and Alexia Tarabotti related. This can be anything from fan art, to a costume, to a video, to a polyvore collection, to your own character board, to a fashion outfit, to a piece of jewelry, to a mug, so long as it is inspired by Alexia. It has to be your unique creation, not for sale. It doesn’t have to be good. Just have fun.
2. Post it, or a picture of it, wherever you please so long as it isn’t a closed forum. I want to be able to link to it, and see it myself.
3. Post a link to your art in the comments section of my Live Journal blog ~ below the contest announcement. (Sorry, blogspot’s comments system annoys me.) I’ve enabled anonymous comments for the duration. (Will be interested to see how much spam I get.)
4. You MUST include a way of contacting you. If you forget and have to re-comment, ALSO re-comment with the link to the art.
5. One entry per person, please.
6. I’m going to give you some time for this one. You have a whole month, until Friday Feb 10, 2012.
7. Have fun!

Who wins.
1. I hate to play favorites, so winners will be random number generated.
2. Four people will win a signed copy of this unique manga special preview, and a signed copy of Heartless.
3. Yes you can enter something you completed before the contest started, but I’d love to see something new.
4. Everyone is eligible.

A note, I have disabled comments to this one entry.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
All sales are not crated equal.

Deportment & Deceit ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Writing rough draft now.

Etiquette & Espionage ~ The Finishing School Book the First: Copy edits done! Awaiting galley. Release date Feb 2013. Have seen initial cover mock-up and it is stunning!

Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 1: Artwork is complete. Chapter by chapter serialization (online subscription required) ongoing at YenPlus. Printed volume releases March 1. Have seen initial cover mock-up for Soulless Vol. 2 (AKA Changeless) and it is beyond fabulous!

Timeless ~ Parasol Protectorate Book the Last: In production. Releases March 1. Preorder, if you wish.

Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Release date fall 2013. She’s started waking me up in the middle of the night with ideas.


BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

Book News:
SF Book Club is doing a simultaneous release of the last Parasol Protectorate Omnibus with Timeless. This is the special for-club-members-only hardback edition that includes the last two books (Heartless and Timeless). The cover is lovely. I’ll post it here when I get a bigger image from my publishers.

Quote of the Day:
“My hands are already dirty just from setting foot on this planet.”
~ Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, Hellhole, 2011 (via Ansible, Thog’s Masterclass)


More on the Soulless Manga! Parasol Protectorate

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

The Soulless manga continues to be marvelous fun. I shall taunt you ruthlessly (and in a bad French accent) by saying that I have seen the first three chapters. They are sooooo good! (Can you see me twilling an imaginary moustache at you? Twirl, twirl.)

You can see a sample of the first 11 pages of Chapter One! Eeek! It is over on the Facebook Parasol Protectorate Fan Page!

I do hope you like it!

My art director tells me that the online magazine is available world wide and that the print version of the manga will be available in US, UK, Australia, and Canada.

Book News:
Novels on the Run Reviews Soulless

Quote of the Day:
“However, on the whole, time passed pleasantly enough; we were all sociably inclined, and lived on purely communistic principles, in a general exchange of civilities. Everybody was welcome to the belongings of everybody else; we used each other’s chair, rugs, wraps, and even made occasional walking sticks of one another’s husbands.”
~ Lillias Campbell Davidson, Hints to Lady Travellers, 1889


Soulless Manga Art ~ Alexia Tarabotti & Lord Conall Maccon! (Behind the Magic of the Parasol Protectorate)

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

And finally, we have the initial sketches for Alexia Tarabotti and Lord Conall Maccon for the up coming Manga!

“Mark my words, I will use something much, much stronger than smelling salts,” came a growl in Miss Tarabotti’s left ear. The voice was low, and tinged with a hint of Scotland. It would have caused Alexia to shiver and think primal monkey-thoughts about moons and running far and fast, if she’d had a soul. Instead it caused her to sigh in exasperation and sit up.
“And a good evening to you too, Lord Maccon. Lovely weather we are having for this time of year, is it not?”

~ from Soulless

“Stop humoring her, Randolph,” barked Lord Maccon. The fourth Earl of Woolsey was much larger than Professor Lyall, and in possession of a near permanent frown. Or at least, he always seemed to be frowning when he was in the presence of Miss Alexia Tarabotti, ever since the hedgehog incident. (Which really, honestly, had not been her fault.) He also had unreasonably pretty tawny eyes, mahogany colored hair, and a particularly nice nose. The eyes were currently glaring at Alexia from a shockingly intimate distance.
~ from Soulless

“Why is it, Miss Tarabotti, every time I have to clean up a mess in a library you just happen to be in the middle of it?” the Earl demanded of her.
Alexia gave him a withering look and brushed down the front of her green taffeta gown, checking for bloodstains.

~ from Soulless

My manga artist’s name is Rem. The Soulless manga is coming out via Yen Press. It launches officially at Comic Con in San Diego July 21 (I will NOT be there). It will be available serialized in Yen Plus, a monthly online anthology starting July 11, and as a full book sometime next spring!

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Gail’s Daily Dose
Your Tisane of Smart:
Tea biscuit throw pillows! I want the Tunnock’s Caramel wafer one so much. Back in England one wet excavation day was spent calculating how many would fit into the sorting shed. I ate one of these every day during my march to the MS degree. Good times.

Your Writerly Tinctures:
Dan on putting your information into the cloud.

Quote of the Day:
“If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
~ Toni Morrison


Manga Art Launch – Lord Akeldama (Behind the Magic Parasol Protectorate)

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

And now, we have the initial sketches for Lord Akeldama!

It was impossible not to grin at Lord Akeldama; his attire was so consistently absurd. In addition to the heels, he wore yellow checked gaiters, gold satin breeches, an orange and lemon striped waistcoat and an evening jacket of sunny pink brocade. His cravat was a frothy flowing waterfall of orange, yellow, and pink Chinese silk, barely contained by a magnificently huge ruby pin. His ethereal face was powdered quite unnecessarily, for he was already completely pale, a predilection of his kind. He sported round spots of pink blush on each cheek like a Punch and Judy puppet. He also affected a gold monocle, although, like all vampires, he had perfect vision.
~ from Soulless

My manga artist’s name is Rem. The Soulless manga is coming out via Yen Press. It launches officially at Comic Con in San Diego July 21. It will be available serialized in Yen Plus, a monthly online anthology. starting July 11, and as a full book next spring!

Want more behind the scenes sneak peeks? Join the Chirrup

Quote of the Day:
“A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.”
~ Author Unknown


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