The Shifty Look webcomic portal has just announced a Katamari comic by Alex Culang and Raynato Castro the duo behind the site’s Buttersafe. Launched this summer, Shifty Look is dedicated to resurrecting old NamCo Bandai video game properties as webcomics. Katamari Damacy is of course the much-beloved video game where players roll a giant magnetic ball around to pick up crap and rebuild the sky. You could say it’s a literary nerd classic, and these designs are adorable.
“Katamari holds a very special place in the lore of NAMCO BANDAI,” said Rob Pereyda, Producer & Editor-in-Chief of ShiftyLook in a statement. “As such, it was important to find a creative team who could truly capture the unique nature of the series that has touched the hearts of so many around the world. We believe that Buttersafe’s Alex Culang and Raynato Castro are just the folks to undertake such a project.”
Culang and Castro will appear at New York Comic-Con at the ShiftyLook Freeplay Arcade and participate in many events, including the ShiftyLook Meet & Greet, a Katamari panel, an autograph session, an exclusive poster giveaway, and much more.
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