So, let me tell you a little secret.
Back when I first started The Iron King, even before I got published, it was a secret dream of mine to have one of my books turned into a manga or an anime. This was my anime-crazy stage of life, and I often imagined, in hidden fantasies that I told no one about, how Puck, Ash, Grim, and Meghan would look in anime or manga form.
Well, now I don't have to wonder anymore.
The Iron King has just been released in Japan, and I have the great pleasure of showing you the Japanese covers. When I saw them for the first time, I literally squealed with excitement. There were Ash, Meg, Puck, and Grim, in ANIME FORM. It was more awesome then I could have hoped for.
Check out the Iron Fey Japanese website here: http://www.harlequin.co.jp/fairyprincess/
And that wasn't all. I discovered the artist, Hideyuki Mori, is on Facebook, and has done several more images for the Japanese Iron Fey series. His artwork is amazing! I mean, feast your eyes on these handsome anime boys. Recognize them?
Sigh. Yup, that's exactly how I pictured Ash in manga form. You can check out Hideyuki's artwork here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.472252169455998.128167.173069102707641&type=3#!/media/set/?set=a.472252169455998.128167.173069102707641&type=3 and let him know what you think of his work. I think its fabulous. Wonder if he'd be willing to do an Iron Fey graphic novel? And if that happens, I wonder if my crazy little dream of The Iron King becoming a real anime will be a reality?
*Goes off to dream some more*