UDON Entertainment recently announced a brand new publishing collaboration with legendary Japanese illustrator Hidetaka Tenjin (Macross Zero, Macross Frontier) , which will take place at San Diego Comic-Con, July 20-24th. The renowned illustrator will attend Comic-Con in person this year, as an honored guest of the show with the support of CCI and UDON.
Hidetaka Tenjin (known to fans as simply Tenjin) is known throughout animation and collector circles for his beloved concept and box art. His iconic work has helped to define the look of Macross Zero and Macross Frontier, and he has created dazzling and intricate mecha-focused pieces for properties from Gundam to Star Wars, Hellsing to Star Blazers 2205, and many, many more.
Tenjin commented on the announcement, saying:
“This project marks my first overseas publication but it’s actually UDON Entertainment’s second attempt to bring my work to the rest of the world. The process has involved a lot of firsts for me personally, but thanks to Erik’s unwavering support our collaboration is starting to come together and I look forward to being able to reveal more details soon. “
UDON Entertainment chief Erik Ko:
“I was honored to be introduced to Tenjin-Sensei in 2012, and this year marks us being friends for 10 years! We have always wanted to work together on a project, but due to many different circumstances, we have not been able to officially collaborate until now. This project is an exciting beginning for us, and we at UDON hope it is just the beginning!”
Source: press release