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I believe that there must be special content that makes it worth buying for people who have already read the comic online,” said Fred Gallagher, Megatoyko™. "I'm working with Studio Ironcat to produce a high quality book that is more than just a collection of comics - it needs to capture a little bit of what makes MT what it is, and they are giving me the creative control to do it the way I think it needs to be done, and I'm very excited about the whole process."
“We're really excited about being able to work on Megatokyo together and we're sure that it will be a long and prosperous relationship,” says Kei Blue, Domestic Affairs Manager for Studio Ironcat.
The Megatokyo™ collection will be over 120 pages, and printed in prestige format. Also included will be a whole host of information and special extras for the print edition only.
Set to go on sale in December, the Megatokyo™ Collection will be available through online orders, comic shops, and bookstores. The cover price will be $8.95. Preorders will be available immediately in person at conventions and online within two weeks at http://www.ironcat.com/.
The Megatokyo™ webcomic can be found at http://www.megatokyo.com/, where new episodes are released two to three times per week, as well as community pages for the enormous fan community.
"Megatokyo represents a step away from the character-oriented model of American comic books and toward a more Japanese style of storytelling. The fan base has been building for two years, with a wide-reaching audience ranging from comic book fans looking for a new story to gamers looking for humor, to anime fans who can relate to the protagonists," says Dominic Nguyen, the editor of Megatokyo. "Our partnership with Ironcat will bring us to an entirely new audience, outside the boundaries of the internet."
About Fredart Studios:
Fredart Studios is the personal studio of Fred Gallagher, artist, author, and co-creator of the popular online webcomic Megatokyo™. Megatokyo™ is one of the most viewed comics on the Internet, with over 275,000 unique visitors viewing the site daily and over 18 million hits each month. Information can be found online at http://www.fredart.com/ and http://www.megatokyo.com/.
About Studio Ironcat:
Ironcat, L.L.C., is one of the leading publishers of Japanese Manga in the