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Kuro-e Artbook: CHALLENGE

22 Oct

Kuro-e Artbook: CHALLENGE
Spanish artbook featuring original character designs and illustrations
Presented by CYCLIC★REDUNDANCY
To be released on XIX Salón del Manga de Barcelona (2013/10/31)
Cover by Yuzuki
Featuring 「Ero★Pinku」 | Aiwa | Alejandra MC | Amakuri | AnaKris | Blanca J.E | Daniel Vivas | Eduard Balust | Elypsia Project | Ernest Sala | Hanaoka | hart-coco | Isabel Terol | Judit Moreno | Kaoru Okino | Leunfer | Lolita Aldea | Luis Yang | Mintonia | Nev | Ninamo | OrcaJ | Sara Cuervo | Sarubaby | Susy Broullón | Últimas Crónicas | Wanaca90 | Xulia Vicente | Yuemi22 | Yuzuki

Kuro-e Challenge - portada DEF

[English]

The Arena opens its doors.
All contestants enter the battlefield, but only one of them will remain victorious.
30 artists from all around Spain accepted the challenge and designed their fighters of choice.

The game is about to start!

Two years after the release of Kuro-e Artbook, a second volume arrives, Kuro-e Artbook: CHALLENGE. This time we challenged the participants to design their own character for a theoretical Fighting Game. You can find character sheets, illustrations and even comic pages through the 92 pages contained in this book. All of it in full color!

Our aim is to show the world what the artists from Spain can do, as well as to invite you to find new talents. For this very reason, same as the former volume, this is not a lucrative project. All of the benefits will be set aside for printing more books once it sells out, or for the creation of a new volume for the Kuro-e collection.
We hope you enjoy it!


[Spanish]

La arena abre sus puertas.
Los contrincantes saltan al campo de batalla y sólo uno se alzará con la victoria.
30 artistas de toda España han aceptado el reto y han diseñado a sus combatientes predilectos.

¡El juego está a punto de empezar!

Dos años después del lanzamiento de Kuro-e Artbook, llega el segundo volumen de la colección, Kuro-e Artbook: CHALLENGE. En esta ocasión hemos retado a los artistas participantes a diseñar su propio personaje, como si para un videojuego de lucha se tratara. Podéis ver fichas de personaje, ilustraciones e incluso páginas de cómic a lo largo de las 92 páginas de las que consta el libro; ¡todo ello a color!

Queremos mostraros de qué es capaz de hacer la cantera de dibujantes en España, invitándoos a descubrir nuevos talentos. Por ese motivo, del mismo modo que lo fue su predecesor, Kuro-e Artbook: CHALLENGE es un proyecto sin ánimo de lucro. Todos los beneficios son destinados o bien a reimprimir el libro una vez se agote, o bien a futuros volúmenes de la colección. ¡Esperamos que lo disfrutéis!

A los que vayáis al XIX Salón del Manga de Barcelona, podréis encontrarlo a la venta en el stand de CYCLIC★REDUNDANCY (F-1).

Kuro-e Challenge - preview

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Size: A4
  • Pages: 92 pages, full color
  • Contents: 35 pages of character designs, 41 pages of illustrations and 8 pages of comic; all of them by 30 different artists
  • Gift: a double-sided bookmark
  • Language: Spanish (+ a booklet including English translation)
  • Price: €15.00 (€15.50 / $20.90 in the online store)
    (Paypal fee included) (Shipping non included)

Kuro-e Challenge - bookmarks

ORDERING

You can purchase it at our online store here:

[Spanish] Si eres de España y prefieres pagar en euros o usar transferencia bancaria en lugar de Paypal, puedes mandarnos un correo a cyclic.redundancy.circle★gmail.com [reemplaza la “★” por una “@”].

Kuro-e artbook: Challenge (Terms and Conditions)

20 Nov

[English]

A year ago, NYA ediciones organized and sold an artbook called Kuro-e, that had an exceptional display of up to 20 different Spanish artists. This compilation, featuring the theme “night”, was organized through deviantART and the participants went through an exhaustive selection. The result was a stunning book of about 80 pages, around 30 color illustrations, a bunch of sketches and interviews with all authors.

Kuro-e was well received in the various events in Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Murcia …) where it was sold, as well as in Paris (Japan Expo), London (MCM London) and worldwide through Internet. Also two exhibitions were held, one in Expotaku Sabadell and one in the II Salón del Manga de Alicante.

Finally, after a whole year full of sales, we finished the first stage of Kuro-e. This time, is CYCLIC★REDUNDANCY who takes over the project and brings you the Terms and Conditions for the new Kuro-e: Kuro-e artbook: Challenge (working title). True to its original philosophy, this new book will remain as a self-published nonprofit publication, printed using the benefits left behind by the first Kuro-e, and will serve, above all, to promote the Spanish artists. Once again we publish a compilation that works as a bridge between the Spanish young creatives and the rest of the world.

Details and conditions to take part in the project can be consulted in the following link (Spanish only):


 


 
[Español]

Hace ya un año NYA ediciones organizó y lanzó a la venta un artbook llamado Kuro-e que contaba con un excepcional muestrario de hasta 20 artistas españoles distintos. El recopilatorio, que llevaba por tema principal “la noche”, fue organizado a través de deviantART y pasó por una exhaustiva selección de participantes. El resultado fue un impresionante libro de alrededor de 80 páginas, casi 30 ilustraciones a color, un buen puñado de bocetos y entrevistas a todos los autores.

Kuro-e tuvo muy buena acogida y se vendió en varios eventos de España (Barcelona, Madrid, Murcia…), París (Japan Expo), Londres (MCM London) y por Internet a todo el mundo. También tuvo dos exposiciones, una en Expotaku Sabadell y otra en el II Salón del Manga de Alicante.

Finalmente, después de todo un año de ventas, damos por concluida la primera etapa de Kuro-e. Esta vez es CYCLIC★REDUNDANCY quien toma las riendas del proyecto y os trae las bases para el nuevo Kuro-e: Kuro-e artbook: Challenge (título provisional). Fiel a su filosofía inicial, este nuevo libro seguirá siendo una publicación autoeditada sin ánimo de lucro, impresa gracias a los beneficios que ha dejado tras de sí el primer Kuro-e y que servirá, por delante de todo, para promocionar los dibujantes españoles. Queremos publicar, una vez más, un recopilatorio que sirva de puente de unión entre los jóvenes creativos españoles y el resto del mundo.

Los detalles y las bases para tomar parte en el proyecto podéis encontrarlas en el siguiente enlace:

FNAC booth at II Salón del Manga de Alicante

11 Apr

From March 31th to April 1st 2012 was held the II Salón del Manga de Alicante, a Spanish manganime convention. As we told in our previous entry, Kenneos was the illustrator for the official poster, but her participation did not stay here.

Kenneos has collaborated with the well-known international entertainment retail chain FNAC, with an exclusive promotional ilustration. It was decorating FNAC’s booth and was given as postcards to attendants. Also she were there signing and she imparted a drawing workshop.

There were also a small expo featuring Kenneos drawings and Kuro-e art book at II Salón del Manga de Alicante.

Kuro-e – exhibition at Expotaku Sabadell

27 Feb

From February the 10th and until the 12th the manganime convention Expotaku Sabadell 2012 (Barcelona, Spain) was held and along with it an exhibition of almost half of the full color illustrations that appear in our released art book Kuro-e.

Here there is a photo summary offered by Koi-Nya in their coverage of the event (Spanish only).



The Kuro-e exhibition will be on tour with Expotaku in all its editions throughout this year.

Remember that Kuro-e art book is available by mail order through our website.

Kuro-e – new bilingual edition for sale

26 Feb

From now on there is avalaible a new edition of our released artbook Kuro-e. The contents were translated into English in this new Spanish & English bilingual edition, including all the interviews and artists’ info.

You can get it by following these steps: Kuro-e.

We would also like to inform that we will attend the following conventions this year as C★R’s booth:

You can take a look of the artbook if you’re going to attend!

Kuro-e

17 Nov

Kuro-e
Spanish artbook featuring the theme ‘night’
Presented by NYA ediciones (Kenneos & Yuzuki) and CYCLIC★REDUNDANCY
Cover by happip
Featuring Aiwa | AnaKris | Arasdel | Arhiee | Atomps | Carlos Morilla | FF69 | HarT | Inma R. | Kaoru Okino | Kenneos | Marendins | Nevee | Ninamo | Sarubaby | Skizocrilian Studio | Sue Keruna | therockerrabbit | Wanaca

Kuro-e artbook orders are open! A special selection of 20 skilled Spanish artists, most of them still undiscovered, made contributions to the main theme of this wonderful recopilation, the ‘night’. There are 27 different color illustrations (around 50% of them inedit!), more than 20 sketches and B&W artworks, and interviews together with all the artists’ answer to questions about their love for drawing and how they work.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Size: A4
  • Pages: 78 pages (34 pages color + 44 pages B&W)
  • Contents: 20 different artists, 27 color illustrations (around 50% of them inedit), more than 20 sketchs and B&W artworks, and interviews with all the participants
  • Language: Spanish & English bilingual edition
  • Price: €15.00 (€15.50 / $20.90 in the online store)
    (Paypal fee included) (Shipping non included)
  • Payment: Paypal only.
    * Los compradores de España también pueden pagar a través de transferencia bancaria.

ORDERING

You can purchase it at our online store here: