My writer and co-creator, T Campbell, and I got some rather sucky news last week.
I hand it over to T:Turns out Divalicious Volume 2 will be the last volume. Naturally Amy
and I are disappointed, but we will get the chance to revise, retool
and expand Volume 2 so that it represents a proper conclusion. And I
imagine this won't be the last time we work together.
Tokyopop has decided at this time for fiscal reasons to not continue Diva. The reasons have nothing to do with T or myself and there is nothing wrong with Divalicious! itself.
All the more reason why this is such a crushing disappointment, as I believe Diva is a great comic with great characters and could be fantastically successful if only more people knew about it. We had mostly great reviews, but what we really need is for the fanbase to raise their voices(and wallets)!
This is where we need all your help.
If you haven't done so already, I would beseech you to check out Divalicious! at your local Borders/Tokyopop outlet and buy a copy. If we can only get the sales figures to boost even a little, Divalicious! may get a reprieve and Tina's stories can still be told. There are many of them. Funny ones.
After all, JK Rowling was well into 'Prisoner of Azkaban' before Potter fame really took off. All Tina asks is a chance to entertain you all.
If you HAVE read or bought Divalicious and enjoyed it, then please take a moment to pop on over to Tokyopop.com and let them know
Tina WILL be in attendance at San Diego Con!
This con special, containing material NOT in the book, will be a free gift for anyone buying a copy of the book. You'll also get a Divalicious! badge and a free postcard for Tina's new album 'Chained'. All in a neat little hand-lettered bag, so they won't get lost in the shuffle of all your other con loot.
If you're gonna be there, stop on by the Tokyopop booth and say hi, I'd love to meet you all! I'll be taking part in 3 panels over the course of the con:Drawing for Manga
- Friday, July 27, 12:30-1:30pmFashion and Manga
- Friday, July 27, 2-3pmCreator signing
- Sunday, July 29th, 11am-midday
Although these are my 'official' duties, it's a pretty safe bet I'll be hanging around the TP booth with T most of the time anyway.
After all, we have a young lady who just wants to bring joy to the world with her music to save.SAVE TINA! No commissions, art trades or requests.My Art BlogFAQ (PLEASE READ BEFORE COMMENTING)