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To all the Bronies and Pegasisters out there, I wanted to shout out a very humbled Thank You! The announcement for the comic came Thursday morning from SDCC, and since then the response has been dramatically overwhelming, uplifting, and positive... and the book is still months away! It's 6 am as I write this, as I've been too excited to sleep recently!

on another note, there have been a LOT of questions... I'll try to give a blanket coverage here to what I can.
First, I cannot give you sneak peeks. Sorry, but waiting is part of the game and half the fun! When IDW and Hasbro give a thumbs up, it will come here first!
Second: Yes, these are original stories (no, I'm not gonna tell you what it is yet!), not adaptations of existing episodes. This gives us the chance to do things that maybe couldn't be done in an episode due to time restriction or other limitations! The target audience is the exact same as the show, meaning it will be great for kids and adults alike. We know what a major fan-following this license has, and we intend to do everything we can to entertain and surprise everyone. One thing I can tell you is to always keep your eyes on the background... both Katie and I love to sneak in goodies:) As to whether or not this will be "canon", I guess in many ways that's up to what the reader decides!
Third: Distribution... IDW will be doing the publishing, so as to availability in your country, it's best to check their website and the websites of comic distribution companies that handle IDW. The book will be available at comic shops, and IDW alos offers digital online services. But buy the comic... you'll want it in your hands :)
Fourth: The artwork is NOT being digitally produced... I'm an extremely old school comic illustrator, I draw with pencil and ink with a brush
One last thing... another reason I'm up so early on a saturday? Why, I'm at the starting gate! To officially put my official pencil to official paper and start on some official My Little Pony comic book artwork! WE"RE OFF!
  • Listening to: Boris purring and slobbering on my desk
  • Reading: The House of Mystery collection from DC
  • Watching: FRINGE... always. and My Name Is Earl
  • Playing: LA noire
  • Eating: need to eat... hungry
  • Drinking: ice water
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FireChick12012 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I can't wait to see your MLP comic! It looks so cute so far! I'm definitely going to buy it when it comes out!...if my parents will let me.

One quick question: Is Derpy going to be in your comic? Us bronies would love it if she was, because there seems to be a lot of controversy going on around her since her appearance in The Last Roundup. Maybe this can be an opportunity to prove to Derpy-haters that she isn't derogatory against disabled kids, as some people believe.
Blitz11 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Writer
I can't wait for your comic! It's going to be sooo awesome, I'm sure! I can already tell from the way you draw the characters that you're the PERFECT person for this project!
ReylPonies Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so excited that MLP chose a real pen-and-paper comic artist for this! <3 I'm looking forward to seeing the comics and reading new stories :D
WhitewolfStormrunner Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great here you're already starting on it, and I can't WAIT to get my hooves on the first issue!

To THAT end, I've already set up an account at IDW's online store, JUST in case I MISS any issues, due to NOT being able to get to my "local" (as in about 23 (or so) miles up the highway from me!) comic books store (which I don't foresee happening, actually).

This will ALSO help me get caught up on the ones of their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles issues that I've missed, as well. So, yeah.

And you do YOUR comics that way, too, huh? I actually like THAT way BETTER than digitally done ones, though each version has it's good points. Personally, I do MINE that way (my FAN-comics, that is) because I just flat-out don't know HOW to color them digitally! (Yeah, I'm a bit of a doofus that way.;))

Anyway, good luck to you and Katie with this, and, like I said, I absolutely cannot WAIT to get my hooves on Issue No. 1! Oooooo, November can-NOT come soon enough for me!

Heh, like I said before, looks like you guys (as well as Kevin Eastman and Crew) and IDW will be getting the majority of my comic-buying dollars from now on. Not that I mind, mind you.;):D
Morningstar-1337 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Digital Artist
I just KNOW this comic gonna be awesome :iconrdsoawesomeplz:
Comixbookgurl Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
This is so amazing!
RaenBoow Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Le book!? O_O I want le book D:
Zarcos Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sign me UP! My first comic subscription EVAR.
DefaultFlame Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Booyah! This will be amazing!
DeepBoss Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I seriously hope that this becomes available in the UK.
TomSFox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
You can just have it imported: [link]
DeepBoss Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Don't worry about it! It is available in the UK. I have already pre-ordered it and subscribed to the series.:D
megawalrus Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm so excited! :D
KrKKr Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I’m glad you’re doing it old school. Not that computer drawn images are bad or anything, I’m just traumatized by those official MLP comics they throw at us in Germany. Do you know them? If not, it’s probably better if it stays that way, lol.
FiMvisible Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Woo-hooo! It'll probably never hit Italy, but who knows? Maybe...
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I anticipate aliens! And vamponies! And alien vamponies! And mutant alien vamponies that turn good after a really long story about how they had a bad foalhood!

And Nightmare Moon comes back at least 8 times! And Philomena becomes Dark Philomena because of alien powers and stuff!

KaizenWerx Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really looking forward to this! I like that it's going to be drawn and colored traditionally - I think that's what will really make it work. =D
ArrJaySketch Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I sincerely wish you all the best! You have an awesome style, and it looks like this is going to be a lot of fun! :)
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Awesome! :icondashawesomefaceplz: I don't mind i like your style :D
GShakespeare Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
Honestly, I don't know if Canada will get any of them at all. O_O U.S. only?! I sincerely hope not.
GShakespeare Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the info! But... IDW currently has no information on who they're distributing to. I couldn't even find a part of their site that would say that for any of their other products.

I almost sent out a bunch of questions to comic book shops in my city. I'm in the "Greater Toronto Area" in Ontario, Canada and don't really want to leave my city to head to the Toronto or Mississauga so I'm a little desperate for ANYBODY to carry this. A-heh. Stadium seems to carry a lot of IDW series, but they keep a "cool" edge and I don't know how they'd deal with this. So I then realized that it's probably unlikely IDW would send out any future comic release information on this at this point.

I think I'm over-excited and under-prepared. I just hope I won't have to drive out there. A-heh-heh-heh. :blush:
jrk08004 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wishing you the best on your comical adventures, and can't wait to see the results! You know they'll be big, and we're glad that you're doing this! :D
M24Designs Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm looking forward to this comic with great anticipation, but the only issue that I have is availability. I live in Canada, and in an area where comic book store franchises are not exactly a staple. Fortunately, it looks like the big bookstore franchise up here does carry IDW works, so maybe I'm in luck. Only time will tell though.

Still, this is going to be great, I'm looking forward to reading this, and I do plan on it. Nothing will stop me from doing so. Thank you for all of your hard work.
AnimationTyme Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
This looks interesting. The traditional
approach will give the comic that "old-
time" classic feel to it. Is this a straight
collaboration with Katie Cook, or will
IDW be rotating other artist for the
artwork? Has a page count been
agreed upon yet?

Traditional approach -->splash pages,

(P.S. Welcome to the Brony rabbit hole.
Pay no attention to the white rabbit
holding a gold watch.)
IndustrialBreeze Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
This comic is srs bsns. I'll take two issues each when it comes out. Cheers /)
fyrestorm58355 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I was so excited to hear there would be a comic! And looking through your DA Can't wait! We better see you and Catie at future conventions!
ThePingasLord Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your work, and I'm really excited to see this. That this is being made is an unexpected but incredibly awesome surprise to me. And everything is hand drawn? Sold. I'll definitely be picking up a copy.
KarRedRoses Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Artist
Can't wait! :heart:
Psychoanalytic Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hand drawn? I'm normally not a big fan of comic books, but I guess this might change! Keep it up!
JasonTheHuman Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist
I ask only for Lyra doing silly things in the background. Have fun, and I'm sure I'm going to love this.
YorkBrony Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Never bought comics before but I'll be sure to buy this one :D
ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I'm glad to hear the art will be done traditionally! I've got a special affinity for stuff made by hand with pigments, dyes, and smeary powdery stuff.
It's like practical effects in the movies: looks great and doesn't get enough love from the publishers.
Dogman15 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
People are beating around the bush about the question of if these comics will be considered canon. If they're not canon as approved by Hasbro and the showrunners at DHX Media, then they're alternate universe, right?
MairusuPawa Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Godspeed, Mr Price.
veggie55-Manfaceplz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
...and NOW we play the waiting game! :iconshiftyplz:
Darkone10 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
We'll time to save up some money for the eventual trade when it comes out.
AnimatorWil Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Go Go Go! :D Seriously all good ^_^ Can't wait to see the comic in real life - it's sure to be a treat =P Best of luck to ya mate!
PluckyNinja Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I just wanted to let you know that this is probably going to be the first comic since I was a kid that will get me making regular trips to the comic shop again. I have been daydreaming of an official FiM comic book for a quite a while, and I am sure it will be nothing short of great!
Thyrai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Looking forward to it!
Attemborough Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I'm excited for that. I look forward to reading this comic!
(Oh my Celestia and Luna, I can't wait! But I wonder if I can buy this in my country..)
JangwooStudios Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I am SO excited for this comic man! I saw that picture of all of the mane 6 that you drew, and I KNEW that it was the perfect artstyle for a MLP comic! It's gonna be worth the 6 month wait man!
Genomy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Sounds great. What I'd like to know is whether the comic will be set (chronologically) in regards to the show. Will it run in parallel with Season 1, 2, or 3?
FeatherFilterwand Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I cannot wait to read your works Mr.Price.
CommanderDash Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Can I ship the physical copies to Brazil? Or at least grab a digital copy? I'm really looking forward to this, also where would I make the purchase?
Scary-Scott Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I am looking forward to this, and am very currious to see how the adaptation will come out looking.
Like, what I mean is, will the art style mimic that of the television show, or will it be having its own stylized art?
Brollyhero93 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
This is gonna be so awesome! Can't wait! ^^
ULTRADJ4EVER Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
You're not the only one excited
Waifles Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Words cannot adequately expression my exuberance at this moment ^~^!
Sheason Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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