Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Return to Literature for Tanpopo


Exploring worlds of classic literature is always exciting for the mind. Adding illustrations make those journeys even more exciting and Camilla D'Errico is the artist for the job in Tanporo Vol. 2 from BOOM! Studios. d’Errico continues the story of innocent young Tanpopo as she learns the depths of human emotion, led by mysterious guides who might wish her more harm than good in this manga-style, hardcover volume that comes with a beautiful slipcase.

“Camilla’s work is so visually stunning—as an artist, she has a style and point-of-view that’s uniquely hers,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “TANPOPO is a book that effortlessly sparks your imagination and tugs at your heartstrings.”

The second hardcover edition continues Tanpopo's journey into human emotion through the works of Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, and a foray into 1001 Arabian Nights. In Tanporo Vol. 2, a fresh wound of the heart is torn open by the unmasking of Kuro's deadly deception with Ni. His lessons in human emotion push Tanpopo to the limits of her resolve. Is this part of his plan as her otherworldly guide or has he underestimated Tanpopo’s dogged independence?

Tanporo Vol. 2 arrives in comic shops today with a cover price of $24.99 under Diamond order code FEB141054 and wherever books are sold on June 3rd under ISBN number 978-1-60886-337-2. Full press release below.
RETURN TO THE WORLD OF
REIMAGINED CLASSIC TALES WITH
CAMILLA D'ERRICO'S 'TANPOPO' VOL. 2

May 27,  2014 - Los Angeles, CA - BOOM! Studios invites you to explore the world of classic literature in an all-new way with Camilla d'Errico's hauntingly beautiful TANPOPO VOL. 2. d’Errico continues the story of innocent young Tanpopo as she learns the depths of human emotion, led by mysterious guides who might wish her more harm than good in this manga-style, hardcover volume that comes with a beautiful slipcase.

“Camilla’s work is so visually stunning—as an artist, she has a style and point-of-view that’s uniquely hers,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “TANPOPO is a book that effortlessly sparks your imagination and tugs at your heartstrings.”

Camilla d'Errico's mythic and mystical take on literature is told through the unfolding narrative of Tanpopo—a mysterious girl guided by Kuro, the devil in disguise. Following the TANPOPO VOL. 1 hardcover, this second hardcover edition continues Tanpopo’s journey into human emotion through the works of Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, and a foray into 1001 Arabian Nights. In TANPOPO VOL. 2,  a fresh wound of the heart is torn open by the unmasking of Kuro's deadly deception with Ni. His lessons in human emotion push Tanpopo to the limits of her resolve.  Is this part of his plan as her otherworldly guide or has he underestimated Tanpopo’s dogged independence?  

TANPOPO VOL. 2 arrives in comic shops on May 28th with a cover price of $24.99 under Diamond order code FEB141054, and wherever books are sold on June 3rd under ISBN number 978-1-60886-337-2. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

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Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox's vast catalog of films.

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