Sep 17th 2012 By: Caleb Goellner
Back in 2010 Floating World Comics in Portland, Ore. firmly established that comic creators and fans dig Namco's iconic 2004 video game Katamari Damacy
(and its sequels) with an expansive Katamari-themed gallery
featuring talent enow to draw a visit from the game's creator, Keita Takahashi. Flash forward to 2012 and the comics community is still feeling the love with Namco Bandai's games-to-webcomics arm ShiftyLook announcing a brand new Katamari comic
starring the game's Prince protagonist, his cousins, and his father, The King of the Cosmos. Written and illustrated by the Buttersafe
team of Alex Culang and Raynato Castro
, the new Katamari comic debuts today at the ShiftyLook website
with an update schedule planned for subsequent Mondays and Wednesdays.
official press release:
"Katamari holds a very special place in the lore of NAMCO BANDAI," said Rob Pereyda, Producer & Editor-in-Chief of ShiftyLook. "As such, it was important to find a creative team who could truly capture the unique nature of the series that has touched the hearts of so many around the world. We believe that Buttersafe's Alex Culang and Raynato Castro are just the folks to undertake such a project."
You can check out more teaser images from the upcoming Katamari
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