April 20, 2008

Luuna coming to America

A fixture in Belgian comic books is coming to America: Luuna, a Native American "princess" who looks like a sex object.

Tokyopop Debuts Line of Color Graphic NovelsNext year, American manga publisher Tokyopop will launch Tokyopop Graphic Novels, a line of full-color books featuring manga-influenced art and stories by artists from all over the world. Books published under the Tokyopop Graphic Novels imprint will be formated in a larger, 7x10 trimsize with full color illustration. The books will average about 120 pages and cost between $12.99-14.99. The manga house plans to release about a dozen of these graphic novels into the market starting in February of 2009 with the program growing gradually over the years.

Luuna, a book previously published in France by Soleil, is a coming of age story about a Native American princess who is learning how to deal with an ancient curse and her position in her tribe. The first of three volumes also comes out in March 2009.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Comic Books Featuring Indians.

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