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Soulless Manga Art Launch ~ Ivy Hisselpenny (Behind the Magic)

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Today we have the initial sketches for Ivy Hisselpenny!

Ivy Hisselpenny was the unfortunate victim of circumstances that dictated that she be only-just-pretty, only-just-wealthy, and possessed of a terrible propensity for wearing extremely silly hats. This last being the facet of Ivy’s character that Alexia found most difficult to bear. In general she found Ivy a restful, congenial and, most importantly, willing partner in any excursion.

In Alexia, Ivy had found a lady of understanding and intelligence, sometimes overly blunt for her own delicate sensibilities, but loyal and kind under even the most trying circumstances.

Ivy had learned to find Alexia’s bluntness entertaining, and Alexia had learned one did not always have to look at one’s friend’s hats. Thus, each having discovered a means to overlook the most tiresome aspects of the other’s personality early on in their relationship, the two girls developed a fixed friendship to the mutual benefit of both

~ 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!

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Quote of the Day:
“Another novelty is the tea-party, an extraordinary meal in that, being offered to persons that have already dined well, it supposes neither appetite nor thirst, and has no object but distraction, no basis but delicate enjoyment.”
~ Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin


Soulless Manga Art Launch ~ Floote (Behind the Magic of the Parasol Protectorate)

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Today we have the initial sketches for Floote, butler extraordinaire who Knows Things.

Alexia was embarrassed to find that she was reduced to shamefully sneaking out of her own home. It simply would not do to tell her mama she was paying a late night call on a vampire hive. Floote, though disapproving, proved an able ally in her transgression. Floote had been Alessandro Tarabotti’s valet before Alexia was even a twinkle in that outrageous gentleman’s eye. As such, he knew a lot more than just how to butler, and that included a thing or two on the organization of misdemeanors. He hustled his “young miss” out of the servant’s entrance at the back of the house. He had her carefully shrouded in the scullery-maid’s old cloak, and managed to stuff her into a hired cab maintaining a stiff but capable silence all the while.
~ 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:
“I have never thought of myself as a good writer. Anyone who wants reassurance of that should read one of my first drafts. But I’m one of the world’s great rewriters.”
~ James A. Michener


Soulless Manga Art Launch ~ Felicity & Evylin Loontwill (Behind the Magic of the Parasol Protectorate)

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Welcome to a new blog series, Gentle Reader! Every other Monday for the next two months I’ll post a new character sketch from the up-coming Soulless Manga launch.

Today we have Felicity and Evylin Loontwill!

 

The unfortunate by product of Mrs. Loontwill’s second marriage, both Felicity and Evylin were markedly different from their older half-sister. No one upon meeting the three together would have thought Alexia related to the other two at all. Aside from an obvious lack of Italian blood and completely soul-ridden states, Felicity and Evylin were both quite beautiful: pale insipid blondes with wide blue eyes and small rosebud mouths. Sadly, like their dear mama, they were not much more substantive than ‘quite beautiful.’ Breakfast conversation was, therefore, not destined to be of the intellectual caliber that Alexia aspired to. Still, Alexia was pleased to hear the subject turn towards something more mundane than murder.
~ from Soulless

The artists name is Rem. She is an internationally acclaimed illustrator known for her work on the manga adaptations of Harper Collin’s popular Vampire Kisses series as well as NHK/Nickelodeon’s Domo. Her one-shot titles, Devil’s Candy and Kage no Matsuri have won awards in both America and Japan. In addition to her work as a comic artist, she has also provided character and environment designs for video games by Acclaim and Oni-Soft.

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:
“Those who write clearly have readers. Those who write obscurely have commentators.”
~ Albert Camus


The State of the Parasol Protectorate

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

My dearest Gentle Reader, January is slinking away in a grey cloud of inclement weather and February is peaking its squat toad-like head above the horizon. In honor of this momentous event, I am determined to give you all a State of the Parasol Protectorate report. Those of you who are already members of the Parasol Protectorate Facebook group have heard much of what follows, but I thought some others might also be reading this blog out of interest in the series, so please excuse the Parasol-centric nature of what follows.

~ Foreign Languages
All three books are out in British Edition (which are larger sized books but the same American language inside). Waterstones and Kobo have the ebook versions of all three up, WHSmiths has Soulless.
The first three have sold to French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Polish translations. Several of these are out already, although I haven’t yet seen copies. So far only Germany has opted for alternate covers, but that will probably change.
Soulless has sold in Hungarian, Japanese, and Thai.

~ Audio Books
Recorded books released both Soulless and Changeless. Blameless should be out in March of this year. Changeless was supposed to drop to audible, but it doesn’t look like it has yet. Hachette Audio will produce the last two books, and they will try to bring them out right around the same time as the print version. Thus, they are aiming to have Heartless out July 1. We are hoping for the same reader.

~ Manga
Some of you will know that I am a huge manga fan, so I am really excited to be with Yen Press. They have been marvelous about involving me at every stage of the project. We have decided on an artist. You should be prepared, however, that this is manga with all the expected big-eyes and youthful styling. But let me just say: girl has the fashion down!

~ Signings for 2011
My appearances for this year are almost settled. There are a few more things still up in the air, mainly competing events I just have decide which I want to do.

~ Other Minutia
I’ve stopped doing blurbs for books and my own short stories for the foreseeable future, this year is already madness, and I just have to focus on novel writing.
I have health insurance (this is very exciting to me but you probably don’t care).

~ The Blog
I may fall off the three a week schedule, but can still expect character studies, more Dear Lord Akeldama columns, various convention reports and fashion thoughts, as well as a some steampunk stuff. I am curious as to what you, Gentle Reader, would particularly like to see more of in the future. Do please let me know what you are interested in or if there is something I haven’t done in a while. I await your comments with baited breath.


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