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!