Did anyone see this picture at the end of Dorohedoro volume 19? I got it from this post and my awesome friend chryselis translated it for me.
I says that they’re planning a Dorohedoro artbook and that further information will follow, or something alike. That’s 10+ years of Q’s work collected in one book, I know I’m excited.
Yep, that’s the promo from Volume 19. ^_^ I hear that this artbook is supposed to be included with (the special edition of?) Volume 20, like El Cuento Corto Del Diablo was included with the special edition of Volume 16. The Volume 16 artbook was pretty tiny, though. I don’t know what size the artbook which may come with Volume 20 will be, but I’m really hoping Q will release a large, thick, color artbook at some point.
The pictures in the Volume 19 promo of the upcoming artbook look a lot like the sketchbook Q released a long time ago. Maybe a few pages of that sketchbook were used as placeholders for the advertisement while Q works on the actual artbook - kinda how the early promo pages of the All-Star Directory were very different from what the published book ended up looking like. I can’t wait to see what the finished product will be!!
Releasing it with volume 20 is great, it will be pretty easy to get even for us as we can buy the manga online, unlike the guidebook. Sad thing is, it probably won’t be that big, but it will be of quality! knowing Q and IKKI.
It gets me very excited as Q has become one of my favorite artists and biggest inspiration for work, and I’m a huge sucker for concept art. I’m sure we’ll get to see lots new and interesting work even if it’s a small book, they always deliver. Still I do agree on that big stand-alone artbook. But the guidebook got bigger due to the populairity so who knows! They’re pretty early to announce this art book. We still have atleast a year till it gets released.