Growing up, I was your typical reluctant reader. I was afraid of reading. Seeing a book that was more than 100 pages – I automatically shut down. But two things helped encourage me to read, and improve my schoolwork: SE Hinton’s novels, and comic books. My parents didn’t care what I was reading, just that I was reading.
That’s why we’re excited to be teaming up with best-selling young adult author Julie Kagawa to develop a manga/comic book adaptation of her novel, THE IRON KING. As a huge fan of YA, this benefits me as both a reader and a publisher – and as a fan of manga, Julie herself couldn’t be more thrilled. She is totally hands-on in the project, getting every character right
But of course, producing a comic book is not cheap. So we decided to turn to crowdsourcing to fund THE IRON KING comic book adaptation. This lets us get fans of Julie’s books involved in the process, seeing it develop from character design to the final product.~ read more ~