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WHAT IS TORCH TIGER?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:55 pm
by dr.hong
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"What is Torch Tiger?" is a graphic novel anthology being self-published by Walt Disney Animation Studio's Story Artists and Directors.
It's an all-ages book in which every artist answers the question: "What is Torch Tiger?"
It will be sold exclusively at booth 2302 in San Diego (http://www.comic-con.org/) and is a limited edition of 1300 copies.

Cover painted by:
Paul Felix

Artists contributing stories:
Steve Anderson
Aaron Blaise
Paul Briggs
Kevin Deters
Rob Edwards
Mike Gabriel
Nathan Greno
Don Hall
Byron Howard
Trevor Jimenez
Mark Kennedy
Joe Mateo
Nicole Mitchell
John Musker
Jeff Ranjo
Aurian Redson
Jeremy Spears
Lissa Treiman
Josie Trinidad
Chris Ure
Mark Walton
Dean Wellins
Stevie Wermers
Chris Williams

Featuring pin-ups by:
Andreas Deja
Andy Harkness
Jeff Turley
Jin Kim
Shiyoon Kim

For more information please visit: http://www.torchtiger.blogspot.com

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 12:52 am
by Kazu
Looking forward to this! :D

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 10:06 am
by Nofret
Oooh, I had heard rumours about this book. Glad to know it's coming out for SDCC. Will defnitely grab a copy. Thanks for the heads up!

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 9:19 pm
by dr.hong
Thanks! I'm really excited about this book. It turned out great. When we get our proofs back I'll share some of the art inside!

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:01 pm
by dark77778
I was able to find a copy of Rocket Johnson at the Labyrinth last year and I've gotta say it's up on my list of favorite graphic novels of all time.

Can't wait to get a copy of Torch Tiger! ;) I've been waiting almost all year.

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:49 am
by squirpy
Man, I hope it doesn't sell out by Sunday... I bought my ticket to Comic Con too late, so I'm just going on Sunday.
I really enjoyed Who Is Rocket Johnson, but for whatever reason I like the sound of "What is Torch Tiger" better!

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:04 am
by dark77778
squirpy wrote: for whatever reason I like the sound of "What is Torch Tiger" better!
For me it's because Rocket Johnson is a distinctivly American sounding name and concept, but Torch Tiger sounds a lot more obscure and exotic as opposed to having a distinctive cultural name. Torch and Tiger don't nessisarily have to be names, for example, where as Johnson is mostly limited to being a name, especially when alligned to the word 'who' as opposed to 'what'.

Also:
Life's always better
When a tiger's around
-Calvin and Hobbes :)

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:58 am
by squirpy
haha, I think you nailed it!

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:21 pm
by dr.hong
Hey everyone,

Thanks for the kind words!
Just wanted to let you know about a special auction we're doing for a copy of What is Torch Tiger?

check it out here - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0347543501

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See you at Comic Con!

Re: WHAT IS TORCH TIGER?

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:26 pm
by Rad Sechrist
I can't wait to get this!

Re: WHAT IS TORCH TIGER?

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:38 pm
by samacleod
I got a copy. Love it. You guys did a great job. You gotta keep doing this, the artwork and stories were really diverse.

Re: WHAT IS TORCH TIGER?

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:48 pm
by squirpy
What's the deal with Aurian Redson's story? Why is it exactly like Scott Pilgrim, but with no mention of it being any sort of homage? Am I missing something? I found it upsetting to see what appears to be a ripoff in an otherwise pretty cool book.

[edit] I don't want to sound mean - I honestly hope to find out the reason. I don't want to think badly of the author.

Re: WHAT IS TORCH TIGER?

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:14 am
by rohwer
I could not make it to the Con, so how do I get a copy? I tried eBay and Amazon. No luck on either.

Re: WHAT IS TORCH TIGER?

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:28 am
by dark77778
squirpy wrote:What's the deal with Aurian Redson's story? Why is it exactly like Scott Pilgrim?
Got that vibe too eh squirpy? I'd like to know as well, being from Toronto and all.

Still, picked up my copy the second day after seeing it in the window[first night I stepped in too late and the cash was closed]. I like it very much, though I have mixed feelings about the reappearance of certain RJ characters. On one hand, it's a nice tribute to those who have read RJ, but on the other hand it feels as though it's not as creative as it could be. Still, can't wait for Dead Zero.

Re: WHAT IS TORCH TIGER?

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:06 pm
by Rocky
dark77778 wrote:
squirpy wrote:What's the deal with Aurian Redson's story? Why is it exactly like Scott Pilgrim?
Got that vibe too eh squirpy? I'd like to know as well, being from Toronto and all.

Still, picked up my copy the second day after seeing it in the window[first night I stepped in too late and the cash was closed]. I like it very much, though I have mixed feelings about the reappearance of certain RJ characters. On one hand, it's a nice tribute to those who have read RJ, but on the other hand it feels as though it's not as creative as it could be. Still, can't wait for Dead Zero.
Yeah I just got my copy too and was a little bummed out about that - definitely looked like a blatant rip-off of Scott Pilgrim. I don't mean to be mean either but srsly, I'd like to hear from the author about that one.