Saturday, July 19, 2014

SDCC 2014: UDON @ Comic-Con

Hey everyone! Down below you'll find the complete low-down on UDON @ Comic-Con, including special guests, convention exclusives, and much more! It's a ton of info, we know, so if you don't want to read the whole thing, here are the five most important things to know:
  1. The UDON Booth is #4529! Come see us!
  2. We're welcoming special guests Yoshinori Ono (Producer of Ultra Street Fighter® IV) and Kaname Fujioka (Director of Monster Hunter™ 4 Ultimate).
  3. We have 5 Comic-Con Exclusive items this year, including UDON'S Art of Capcom: Complete Edition Convention Exclusive Hardcover
  4. We will be announcing 10 new licenses at The UDON Panel 2014, Sat. July 26, 5:30-6:30, Room 26AB
  5. The UDON Publishing and Creative Services Staff will be available all weekend, and we invite business colleagues and media representatives to meet with us! Drop us a line at
All this and much more down below!


'Street Fighter' Producer Yoshinori Ono and 'Monster Hunter' Director Kaname Fujioka join the UDON crew signings at San Diego Comic-Con: UDON Booth #4529

UDON Entertainment is proud to welcome two distinguished CAPCOM video game developers to their San Diego Comic-Con 2014 booth, #4529. Joining the talented UDON crew for their signings will be Street Fighter® Producer Yoshinori Ono, andMonster Hunter™ Director Kaname Fujioka.

In addition to UDON’s more than 10-year relationship with CAPCOM’s Street Fighter®franchise, UDON has also begun to publish beautiful art books from the acclaimedMonster Hunter™ series! Copies of UDON’sStreet Fighter and Monster Hunter books, as well as those from many other CAPCOM franchises, will be available at the UDON booth during Comic-Con, and Ono-san and Fujioka-san will happily autograph them for fans!

Producer Yoshinori Ono, of the newly-released Ultra Street Fighter® IV and the Street Fighter game series, will be signing at the UDON booth #4529 on Thursday, July 24, from 5pm-6pm.

Director Kaname Fujioka, of Monster Hunter™ 4 Ultimate and the Monster Hunter game series, will be signing at the UDON booth #4529 on Thursday, July 24, from 6pm-7pm.

These amazing game creators will join UDON’s own crew of comic, design, and game artists in signing at the UDON booth this year! On hand for 2014 are:

Edwin Huang – Street Fighter series, Skullkickers
Thu: 10am-12pm, Sun: 12-2

Jeffrey ‘Chamba’ Cruz – Super Street Fighter, Random Veus
Preview Night: 6pm-9pm, Thu: 12-5, Fri: 3-7, Sat: 12-5, Sun: 12-5

Joe Ng – Street Fighter series, Street Fighter Origins: Akuma
Thu: 10am-2pm, Fri: 10am-5pm, Sat: 10am-12pm, Sun: 10am-2pm

Arnold Tsang – Street Fighter series, Blizzard Lead Concept Character Artist
Sat & Sun: 10am-12pm

Long Vo – Street Fighter series, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom™ game artist
Thu: 3-5, Fri: 12-2, Sat: 3-7, Sun: 3-5

In addition, UDON editorial staff Erik Ko, Matt Moylan, and Ash Paulsen will be on hand throughout the weekend.

UDON would like to thanks CAPCOM for their assistance in setting up these signings.

Comic-Con Exclusives, Debuts, & New Books!

So you’re coming to Comic-Con, and you’re DEFINITELY gonna hit the UDON Booth #4529, but you wanna know what we’re going to have there? Well then, THIS is the LIST for YOU!


2014 San Diego Comic-Con International Exclusives: 

UDON’s Art of CAPCOM Complete Edition –
Comic-Con Exclusive Edition – $100

Featuring an original all-star cast dust jacket cover by UDON superstar Joe Ng, exclusive to Comic-Con International! Collecting over 10 years of UDON’s Capcom artwork in one epic 600-page hardcover volume. UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition gathers more than 80 UDON artists’ renditions of the cast of Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, Mega Man, Strider, and other classic Capcom franchises. Included are comic covers, toy designs, video game sprites, game box art, tribute art, and much more, including over 75 pages of new materials not published before!

Street Fighter IV – Wages of Sin:
Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition – $40

Read the stories from the newest Street Fighter era in Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin! Includes all new stories and material, never-before-seen!  Comic-Con exclusive features brand-new C.Viper vs Dan dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with hidden Beach image by Arnold Tsang inside!

Street Fighter Classics Vol. 2 -
Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition – $60

The UDON Street Fighter saga continues with Street Fighter Classic Volume 2, now in a sturdy oversized hardcover! This Comic-Con exclusive features brand-new Cammy vs Vega dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with hidden Beach image by Arnold Tsang inside! Continue your collection of UDON’s Exclusive VS Edition Street Fighter hardcover graphic novels!

Street Fighter Classics Vol. 3 -
Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition – $60.00

The UDON Street Fighter saga continues with Street Fighter Classic Volume 3, now in a sturdy oversized hard cover! This Comic-Con exclusive features brand-new Chun-Li vs M.Bison dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with a hidden Beach image by Arnold Tsang inside! Continue your collection of UDON’s Exclusive VS Edition Street Fighter hardcover graphic novels!

Manga Classics: Les Miserables, Pride & Prejudice
Exclusive Advance Hardcover Package – $50

SDCC2014_MC_PackUDON Entertainment, in association with Morpheus Publishing Ltd., is proud to preview their Manga Classics line at Comic-Con 2014! The actual books will not be in stores until the end of August, but UDON is offering a special advance package to the fans who attend Comic-Con! In the exclusive Manga Classics Advance Package, you’ll get the first two Premium Hard Cover Editions from the Manga Classics line, Manga Classics: Les Miserables and Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice! Plus you’ll get exclusive bonus promotional items only available in this package, including: 2 metal bookmarks, 4 character buttons (Jean Valjean, Cosette, Elizabeth Bennet, and Mr. Darcy), and a special Pride & Prejudice poster featuring the Bennet sisters. All items will come in a special tote bag featuring Manga Classics: Les Miserables artwork on one side, and Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice on the other!

Comic-Con 2014 Debut Books! 

What would a Comic-Con be without a whole bunch of BRAND NEW graphic novels and art books? UDON has got a bunch of just-released and about-to-be-released books at our booth this year!

Hyperdimenson Neptunia + MK 2: Collected in this volume is the illustration work behind both the original Hyperdimension Neptunia and the sequel game, Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2!

MIKUCOLOR: Kei’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works: Collecting the artwork of official Vocaloid character illustrator, KEI! Mikucolor collects KEI’s dazzling illustrations of your favorite Vocaloids like Luka, Rin & Len, and of course the supreme musical idol herself – Hatsune Miku!

SF 25: The Art of Street Fighter: The king of fighting games gets the ultimate art book with SF25: The Art of Street Fighter, collecting over 25 years of Street Fighter artwork! A 448 page behemoth of a book!

Previewing our soon-to-launch Manga Classics line, UDON will have Manga Classics: Les Miserables, and Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice on hand in both hard cover and soft cover editions!


Convention Exclusive Books and Items

In addition to our 2014 Convention Exclusives, we are also going to have a great selection of some of our convention-exclusive Hard Cover Books, Dust Jackets, and other items! Here’s a quick list:

MM25HC_01WAREHOUSE FIND: MM25 Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works Limited Edition Blue Laser Foil Cover – The last 50 copies of the 500 copy print run will be available for sale at Comic-Con 2014. First-come, first-served, limit 3 per person.
  • Calgary Comic-Con Reversible Dust Jacket for Super Street Fighter / Street Fighter Origins Akuma (Ryu vs. Akuma, Chun-Li vs. Cammy, Image Above)
  • 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International VS. Exclusive Dust Jackets (Super Street Fighter, Street Fighter Origins Akuma, Street Fighter Classic V1)
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom Official Complete Works – Exclusive Hard Cover Edition (SOLD OUT, LAST COPIES!)
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom Official Complete Works – Pixel Sprite Dust Jacket Edition Soft Cover – NEW TO COMIC-CON!
PLUS: Art of Darksiders Ltd. Ed. HC – Art of Darksiders 2 Ltd. Ed. HC – Art of Brutal Legends Slipcase Ltd. Ed. HC – Darkstalkers Ultimate Ltd. Ed. HC – World of Warcraft Tribute Ltd. Ed. HC

Brand New Books Since Comic-Con 2013! 

substrataCoverWe checked, and we’ve released over 30 all-new art books and graphic novels since we exhibited at Comic-Con 2013! We’re bringing a ton of brand new books, including a bunch of show debuts! Check the list to your right for all of the show debuts, or read the big list below!

Bravoman Volume 1
Daisuke Moriyama Art Works: Chronicle
Disgaea 3 School of Devils Manga Volume 1 & 2
Darkstalkers Official Complete Works
Dark Souls Design Works
DmC Devil May Cry: Visual Art
Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works
Eyes of Bayonetta: Art Book & DVD
Fate / Complete Materials Volume 1: Art Materials
Gurren Lagann Art Works
Haruhi Suzumiya Illustrations: Autumn & Winter
Haruhi Suzumiya Illustrations: Spring & Summer
Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Vol 1
History of Sonic The Hedgehog Soft Cover Edition
Legend of Heroes: Character & Illustrations
Monster Hunter Illustrations 2
NiO Art Works: Nishi's Alluring Figures
Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works
Phantom Breaker: Official Design Works
Rage of Bahamut: Official Art Works
SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul
Street Fighter Classic Volume 2 & 3
Substrata: Open World Dark Fantasy
Wonder Momo Volume 1: Battle Idol
Ys: The Art Book

Plus, a great selection of our backlist titles featuring Hatsune Miku, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Valkyria Chronicles, Super Sonico, Persona, and much, much more! All at booth #4529!

All titles and characters TM and © their respective owners.

UDON Panels & Events at Comic-Con! 

UDON Fans @ Comic-Con! By now we’re sure you’ve ALREADY made plans to stop by Booth #4529 to see all of the special guests, UDONcrew members, and Exclusive and Debut Books! But, did you know that you can find UDON happenings all over the show…? Check out this list of UDON-related events at the show!

The Main Event:
The UDON Panel 2014!
Sat. July 26, 5:30-6:30, Room 26AB



Meet UDON’s artists and editors, including Joe Ng (Street Fighter Origins: Akuma), Long Vo (Street Fighter II HD Remix), and Marketing Director Chris Butcher as they discuss this year’s big hits and preview their upcoming 2014/2015 books, including the new Manga Classics line. Panel attendees will be the first to hear about some amazing as-yet unannounced titles featuring iconic properties from across the pop culture spectrum.
(Hint: That Means New License Announcements).
Saturday July 26, 2014 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Room 26AB

Additional Panels: 
The World of Capcom: Moderator Francis Mao (Capcom) and a panel of Capcom staff members share the latest updates on all the hot, new Capcom games, including Ultra Street Fighter IV, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Dead Rising 3, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, plus sneak peeks at all the latest cool Capcom merchandise and maybe a surprise or two. (New license announcement!)
Thursday July 24, 2014 4:45pm – 5:45pm
Room 6BCF

How to Get a Job in Video Games: Moderator Francis Mao (Capcom) returns with another edition of this popular panel shedding insight on the wide variety of professions available in the video game industry. You’ll find out that it’s not all programming and digital art, as a panel of industry insiders from various companies share the unique ways that they got into the video game business, tell what they do each day, and most importantly share suggestions on how you can get into the industry, too. Q&A session as well as networking opportunity with panelists after the panel. (Featuring UDON EIC Erik Ko!)
Friday July 25, 2014 6:45pm – 7:45pm
Room 6DE

The Best and Worst Manga 2014: There’s a lot of manga available in English now, but what’s really worth reading? A panel of opinionated bloggers, retailers, manga mavens, and comics curmudgeons spotlight the best new manga that hit the shelves in the past year. Hear them rave about their favorite continuing series! Watch them rant about the excruciatingly mediocre manga that they were forced to read (so you won’t have to)! Find out which manga Brigid Alverson (CBR, Robot 6, MangaBlog, Good Comics for Kids), David Brothers (4th Letter), Chris Butcher (, and Deb Aoki (, Publishers Weekly) have loved and loathed so far this year, hear about their picks for the most anticipated upcoming releases for fall and beyond, and discover their favorite underappreciated gems that are worth picking up. (Free Manga Giveaways!!)
Saturday July 26, 2014 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 23ABC

Additional Creator Signings & Appearances

Capcom Booth Signings: Need an extra chance to meet the UDONcrew? Every day there will be an UDON signing at the CAPCOM Booth, #215! Here’s the schedule:

Thur: 12pm-1pm: Long Vo (Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, UDON’s Art of Capcom)
Fri: 5pm-6pmJoe Ng (Street Fighter Origins: Akuma)
Sat: 5pm-6pmChamba (Super Street Fighter)
Sun: 1pm-2pmLong Vo. 3pm-4pmJoe Ng

UDON in Artist Alley: You can also find UDON crew & friends Edwin Huang & Jim Zub at Artist Alley Table GG-06, and Alvin Lee at Artist Alley Table EE-06.

There’s a party….!

Finally, UDON is proudly sponsoring The Unofficial SDCC Blog Party at Comic-Con!

We’ll be providing some amazing raffle prizes, some great giveaways for the first 200 attendees, and more. Hope you see you there…

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