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‘Tanpopo’ Now Free to Read on MTV Geek

Starting today, Tanpopo will be free to read online thanks to MTV Geek! The pop-culture website will run a new section of Tanpopo each week until the series is completed, and to launch the new feature, MTV Geek is hosting a contest where fans have the chance to win a giant, limited edition Buddha Kuro plush and a Blueberry Kuro vinyl that was an SDCC exclusive!

Tanpopo is a graphic tale that reinterprets the literary classic “Faust” through the story of Tanpopo, a strange girl who wishes to know love, and Kuro, a shape-shifting demon who promises to show her true emotion in exchange for her soul. Inspired by manga, epic poems, and cultures from all around the world, Tanpopo breaks the boundaries between comic book and abstract art to create an experience that is as engaging as it is powerful.

If you haven’t gotten lost in the world of Tanpopo, now’s your chance to start at the beginning. We’ve set up a special website just for Tanpopo where fans can download wallpaper images, learn more about the characters, follow the news on Tumblr, and ask the devilish Kuro a question!

It will take several months for the full series to be released for free through MTV Geek, but if you can’t wait to see how the story unfolds, we have Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 3 available in the online store. As well, you can buy the Vol. 1-3 bundle for a lower price than purchasing all three separately, or you can order a special set of  Vol. 1 that comes with a Kuro and Specter plush.

Thanks for reading, and please share the news about being able to read Tanpopo for free on MTV Geek, and about the contest to win Tanpopo prizes, they’ll be happy you did!

Press Coverage – Colourlovers & MTV

Hey there, here are a few links to recent interviews and articles.  Lots of people email or msg me to ask about my creative process, inspirations, about Tanpopo or Helmetgirls.  Well, look no further!

This is an interview for Colourlovers, an absolutely cool blog all about creation and yummy colours. You can even vote on your favorite color palettes.

Then there is a series of videos from MTV Geek’s coverage of Emerald City Comic Con.

That’s it from me for now, tomorrow is Megacon in Florida, where I’ll have a booth manned by Tasha and some sweet helpers, and then on Saturday in Birmingham, Anime Imports UK will bring my merchandise to the convention – first time in Great Britain!

Enjoy the interviews and let me know what you think or if there are other questions you’d like answered.

ECCC Pics

Loaded up as many pics as I could find – thanks to everyone who sent them to me! – and the whole set is on my Flickr page (caution naked bodies … mature content!), and you can see lots more on this super sweet user’s photobucket. All I will say is that it was an intense, insane, off the hook weekend with crazy boys Dave Mack, Jim Mahfood, Ben Templesmith, and so many more and organized by the lovely Molly McIsaac.  I won’t bore with commentary, the pictures say it all …

at the booth with MTV Geek!
at the booth with MTV Geek!
spontaneous Helmetgirl sketch @ Dark Horse
spontaneous Helmetgirl sketch @ Dark Horse
painting at the noc noc
painting at the noc noc

more painting at the noc noc ... and the walls!
more painting at the noc noc ... and the walls!
from the canvas to the wall to the naked bodies
from the canvas to the wall to the naked bodies

finished live art painting
finished live art painting