Artist Colleen Doran has been talking about a secret graphic novel project she’s been working on for over a year, and it’s finally been announced: MANGAMAN, written by Barry Lyga, author of The Adventures of Fanboy and Gothgirl, and Boy Toy The tale is described as a “metafictive” tale of a character from a manga who falls through a “rip” into the real world and falls in love with a real girl. Doran talks about the project here:
This book is completed and in house at publisher Houghton Mifflin and will be for sale in November! I’m so excited, I dance and squee! That’s hard to do while you type!
And Lyga comments here.
Houghton seems to be planning a pretty big push for the book, with a website already in place — the art already seen looks like a great hybrid of Occidental and manga styles.
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