CLAMP Responds to Fan Appreciation Project Book
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Tsubaki Nekoi of the manga creator quartet CLAMP posted a thank you note to all the fans involved in making of the 20th Anniversary CLAMP Appreciation Project created by the CLAMP Now community. The fanbook consists of almost 400 pages of fanart, photos and letters from CLAMP fans in more than 40 countries. In the note, which was re-posted on CLAMP's community forums, Nekoi says:
"Best of all is the large number of countries that participated! We really are happy to hear that our works are read, and furthermore liked, in so many different places.
I don't know whether words of thanks will reach you, everyone, but thank you very much indeed. I think new works will be born after this as well. We'll do our best so that you read them too!"
The full translated note can be read at the CLAMP Now community's website. The other three members of CLAMP — Mokona, Nanase Ohkawa, and Satsuki Igarashi — also posted comments of surprise and thanks on their forums. Translations of their comments can also be found on the CLAMP Now community.
Copies of the book can be ordered on Blurb.com. Blurb also has preview pictures of the book.
The fan project started in January 2009. Fans collected the works and sent two copies of the final book to Carl Horn, editor at Dark Horse Comics. Horn then sent the book to CLAMP's management team in Japan, who then gave the book to the four women of CLAMP.