Thursday, November 15, 2007

Interview with IDW regarding Umezu's Reptilia

Last month, we blogged details and a preview of the newest Kazuo Umezu release, REPTILIA. It was scheduled to be out by Halloween, but it sounds like that was re-scheduled for November. Reptilia marks the first manga license for the publisher IDW (famous for the 30 Days of Night series).

While we're waiting for this 320 page Umezu omnibus, check out a recent interview with IDW publisher and editor-in-chief Chris Ryall, where he offers some of the details on their horror manga strategy and the licensing process. You can't argue with their reasoning for focusing on Umezu first:

"We’re starting with the father of horror manga. We’re starting with the guy who’s credited with establishing this genre."

[Via Manga Blog]

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