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Alexia Park

Manga Art Launch: Felicity and Evylin Loontwill

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!

Your moment of parasol . . .


Gail's Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:

Your Tisane of Smart:
High Fashion On Parade in Paris, 1855
Your Writerly Tinctures:
Reviewing the Reviewers.

Timeless: Second draft back, working 3rd draft.
Secret Project F: It is ALIVE! (But sleeping while I finish edits on 5.)
Secret Project PPA: Only a twinkle in my little eye.


BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON'T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven't read the other books first!

The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature is now out!

Here's Pip Ballantine investigating a picture of self taken by J. Daniel Sawyer.

Quote of the Day:
"Those who write clearly have readers. Those who write obscurely have commentators."
~ Albert Camus



Comments

I must say, the artwork looks fantastic! I really can't wait to see the book. Rem's blog is also quite intriguing, thanks a lot for the link!
I'm looking forward to the manga!
Squee!!! The artist is fantastic - I'm so glad you're sharing the sketches with us. I cannot wait to see what she's done with Lord Akeldama. :)

I always consider it the greatest compliment possible when one's work gets turned into a manga. Can't wait to get my hands on it next year.
I'll have to buy the manga next spring, and then wave it under the Younger Daughter's nose. [laughs, evilly] Perhaps I can induce her to read the source material.
The sketches look promising. I'm not surprised Yen Press is running it since this is right up their alley. They publish the English translation of Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler), which is also set in Victorian England.
They are beautiful! They were such a good character choice to post first, haha. The details of the art work are shown, but it leaves everyone anxious.
I am very excited about the manga coming out, but I am from the Southern Hemisphere and allusions to seasons as opposed to months always throw me a bit so I just wanted to check...next Spring = March 2012?
Spring = March or April or May 2012
Thank-you. Though it seems so far away. *sad face*

But at least I was pretty much right with the time of year. I don't know why what should be the simple act of inverting the seasons throws me so much - it just does.
KAWAII! So am looking for to the manga! :DDD