27 March 2012

Nosebleed Studio's 2012 Anthology: Seaside Stories

Now for some promotion!

Me and my colleagues in Nosebleed Studio are right now waiting for our latest anthology to arrive from the printers! It's so exciting!!
We have a plan to put out one new anthology each year, to show our personal progress aswell as to give the readers more awesome Swedish original manga.

Seaside Stories is our splashing new anthology and it contains 4 short story mangas (about 30-40 pages each) plus a lot of bonus material such as illustrations, sketches and shorter comics. The theme is, as you might have guessed, the sea and it's beauty! We all tackled it in different ways - from just making it a scenery to making it important for the storyline.

The mangas inside are:
Ocean Stars by Joakim Waller - an actionloaded manga about pirates and volleyball!
Love at First Bite by Catarina Batista - a romantic comedy about vampire love <3
Seaside by Alice Engström - a creepy horror manga about a spa close to the sea
Hooked On You by Natalia Batista - a romantic actionfilled mermaid-meet-man manga

You can read previews of the mangas at our shop and also preorder it by e-mailing to shop@nosebleed-studio.com

Not to boast, but today Nosebleed Studio is Swedens most well-known and active manga artist group. We have grown slowly but steadily since the start in 2006, back then doing fanzines and postcards, now making books and professional merchandise together. I see it as a teenage punk-band, slowly outgrowing their father's garage and getting smaller gigs and their first demo-albums.
This second anthology is like our second full lenght album, and we still have stuff to proof, readers to reach and lots of promotion to do! But it's fun, to see this project between friends grow into something bigger, and we like it a lot!

Here's some previews of the first pages of my manga in the book:

Thank you for reading! :D


  1. Detta kommer jag absolut att köpa på SPX, eftersom det ser RIKTIGT snyggt ut!

    1. Tack!! Så du kommer på SPX, va kul! :D Ses där då!

  2. Hi Natalia! I discovered you when I read about a foreign artist who had a feature on Ribon Magazine! I am so happy for you!
    Publishing in Japan is my dream too and I cheer for you ^_^ "Hooked on you" seems very sweet and original, good luck!~


    1. Wow, thank you! I'm glad you found my page, and I'm kinda curoius how...! Is there some page with international artists trying to get into the magazine, or did you see it in Ribbon?

  3. You're welcome^^
    I know some artist who live in Italy like me who are trying to get published on Ribon:
    http://jojomanga.blogspot.it/ and
    (sorry the blogs are in italian only)
    They're working on their stories to sent them to the contest... In Italy there are a lot of artist who want to work for japanese manga magazines^^
    I don't think that I will participate to Ribon contest, but I'm working to improve my skills and style to be ready for Japan editors :)

  4. I just sent you an e-mail ;)