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callmesatochi asked: Sry if this is a dumb question, but is there going to be a third manga for ITW? (one and two were absolutely amazing)

You will have so much ITW releases that you’ll be sick of it. Don’t worry. There’ll be 3+ mangas.

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stephanita-michalski asked: Hi, I love Shinohara x Katsuya XD, need more of them, I like David but I prefer Shinohara with Katsuya. Please I want the chapter 12 of ITW.. When does the next chapter come out? :)

We are back working on it now. It may be into late September when it’ll be done.

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benai0204 asked: Dear Guiltpleasure, I knew your work from my friend, she loved In these Words and artbook by TogaQ so much and introduced me about this manga. I find in Amazon Eng and Japan to buy it, but I dont understand when I found it was published by Tokyopop with German languare, with paperback and hardcover (different cover). But when I find Janpan version, I dont understand volume 2 had 2 cover (the color of background were different) . p.s: I really want ask a lot of question 'cause love your artwork:)

ITW’s licensed in French, Germany, Korean, Japan as well as English and Chinese.  The cover may vary by the publishers for the subtle difference between their release from other publishers’ releases.

We will be releasing ITW2 in English and Chinese this winter via our own website. 

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romantic-izinq asked: I'm sorry if I am so persistent about this, but will David be appearing soon in ITW? I'm sorry! Much love! <3 <3 <3

Not for awhile. 

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lokidonahornyway asked: Sorry I've no idea if those have ever been asked but is it planned to release all your other works besides ITW in germany? book 1 and 2 of ITW were such a true pleasure to read and a real bless for my heart. Such nice work! I'd really like to read/see more of your works!

That, you’d have to write to TokyoPop Germany to ascertain. As much as we’d like to go to print in as many languages as possible - this is dependent on the publishers who can bear the burden of translation and distribution. :)

The concept for BAD COMPANY cover came to light rather in the very late stage. Just 2 hours after we completed the interior and we have only 48 hours to turn in the cover to make the impending Summer Comiket deadline.

The first ideas and its doodles’ based on what would be the easiest for us to turn in (close up bust of David). However, it lacked context and it’s not terribly dynamic.  A little brainstorming later, Neko suggested a ‘Silent Hill’-esque feel to the scene, complete with the abandoned mental hospital. Something out of the Waverly Hills Sanatorium. The scene would be a hint of the story to come (or rather, the case David is involved with). 

The cover turned out different from what we conceptualized. The coloring brought out the Noir Crime/Horror feel to it.  Consider the similar themed covers of the Noir Crime/Horror covers that featured busty damsels in distress with strategically ripped dress.  Now it’s ….David.

All in all, this cover was fun and interesting (although very stressful in that we had less than 2 days to conceptualize, draw and paint it) because it’s a departure from what we did with the ITW and especially Prequel covers.

The doujin will premier in Taiwan at CWT and Summer Comiket - both on 16 AUG. We will release the catalog URL for the preorders on the 17th while we are in Japan. Shipping will start after we return from Japan on the 19th (but will not be in the bay area until after 20th).

More on this later. Please follow us on FB or Twitter for details.

:3 nsfw yo!!

kahira:

Guest picture for the Bad Company doujin that would be sold at Summer Comiket next month —- I very much wish this would be part of the upcoming story but I’m sure it’s far from it. Anyways I already had this picture drawn mentally when I read what happened to David in the Bad Company doujin (OUT SOON BUY IT this picture will be in it WITHOUT CENSOR) But I was told that if this post receives OVERWHELMING reactions, there’d be a side story of UKE David!!! 見たいですよね?ね!!LET’S START REACTING UWAAAAAAA
:3 nsfw yo!!

kahira:

Guest picture for the Bad Company doujin that would be sold at Summer Comiket next month —- I very much wish this would be part of the upcoming story but I’m sure it’s far from it. Anyways I already had this picture drawn mentally when I read what happened to David in the Bad Company doujin (OUT SOON BUY IT this picture will be in it WITHOUT CENSOR) But I was told that if this post receives OVERWHELMING reactions, there’d be a side story of UKE David!!! 見たいですよね?ね!!LET’S START REACTING UWAAAAAAA

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buffywrestling asked: 1) Do you & Jo read any BL? Do you have a favorite mangaka? 2) Do you read any popular western comics (Superheroes like Spiderman, Batman or Buffy)? 3) Do you have a favorite TV show or movie?

1) We’ve not read much of anything in years. We are on about 16 hr days, most of the days from the home office.  We are pretty old people so we like old school mangaka (that’s not in BL). Like Tezuka. Jo has more mangaka influence than Neko. 2) Western Comic - not so much. It’s due to lack of time more than lack of interest. 3)Jo likes Breaking Bad. A LOT. Neko has been amused by trashy shows like “Hardcore Pawn” lately. :)

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miku-desu asked: Hi! Is there anywhere I can get the first Volume in English? Everywhere I look it is "sold out" or "not in stock" or priced 50 dollars + shipping... I'm not so rich :( I bought both volumes 1 and 2 in Japanese when I was in Tokyo last month but obviously I don't understand a word, all I do is stare at the artwork. I'd really like to buy the first volume, and after, the second when it is released (end of this year?)

We did not publish vol. 1 of ITW (DMI holds that license) and it is out of our hands on what they decide to do.  Please do follow us on twitter/FB on the information on both vol.s being available as doujin compilation toward the end of the year.

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sickdelusion asked: I really love your guys' storytelling and art. Bought ITW today and I immediately fell in love with it. Which program(s) are used for drawing your artwork?

It’s all pen and ink for the storyboard and penciling/inking. Then scanned. Only shading is done on photoshoppe.