Montreal, Quebec – (February 10, 2013)
After meeting its funding goal in less than three hours, Canadian comics outfit CloneManga is pleased to announce that it will be bringing 'NNN
' – 2012 International Manga Award bronze medalist – to the public in hardcover. Having now raised over $20,000 in just four days, the campaign continues to grow with additional goals to expand the scope of the release in order to bring this arresting work to as many people as possible.
' is a hybrid graphic-novel in the tradition of House of Leaves with additional inspiration drawn from Alice in Wonderland, combining comic, puzzle and novel elements into a single bold work. The author, Canadian cartoonist Dan Kim, has 13 years of experience in the form and is the winner of two Joe Shuster Awards (2007) and now – with 'NNN
' – a bronze International Manga Award.
Sample pages from the work are provided here, with more provided on the Kickstarter
page itself for those seeking a more in-depth look.
The Kickstarter campaign runs until March 7, 2013 - You can visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/1986757662/nnn-0
to secure your copy of NNN
, for as little as a $1 (US) pledge for a digital copy for the full work. Higher tiers of pledge contain additional digital comics and Kickstarter-only items, as well as custom art awards which are rapidly being snapped up by backers.
CloneManga comics can be read online, entirely for free, at the recently redesigned website manga.clone-army.org
.Information for journalists:
The International Manga Award was established in 2006 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in cooperation with the Japan Cartoonists Association, fulfilling a vision laid out in a policy speech by then-Foreign Minister and current Deputy Prime Minster Taro Aso.
The Joe Shuster Awards is one of Canada's premiere comic industry awards. Established in 2005 by the Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association and named after the Canadian-born co-creator of Superman, the Shusters honor outstanding achievements by Canadians citizens and permanent residents in the comic book industry.