Princess Ai Trilogy

Published 2004 – 2006, Tokyopop, Inc.
Chosen by creator DJ Milky to create concept art for Tokyopop’s flagship title, Princess Ai.

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Princess Ai Volume 1: Destitution
First Published July 2004, Tokyopop, Inc.

I was given a chance to design the Royal Family Crest for Ai-Land, the domain Princess Ai is from. Taking misc. glyphs from Courtney Love’s American Sweetheart CD case (she’s who inspired Princess Ai) I designed a crest based off of several Scottish Family Crests as reference. It was printed on page 70 of volume one in a panel showing a royal book. Printed internationally as well. They took the symbol in the center of the glyph (supposed to be a stylized “Ai”) and put it in her locket for the color page.

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Princess Ai Volume 2: Lumination
First Published July 2005, Tokyopop, Inc.

During Princess Ai’s dream / flashback I drew the concept art for the “draining” of an angel’s blood to turn into energy. We took my art and sent it to the Japanese artist, Misaho Kujiradou, because DJ Milky was real specific about how he wanted it to be seen. The artist also drew the slave I created for the panel. I also served as the production artist for the book creating it from scratch using the japanese book as a guide and lettering the balloons.

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Princess Ai Volume 3: Evolution
First Published February 2006, Tokyopop, Inc.

Using the final concert scene, I created a look for the stage that is to be used for the Princess Ai music video and movie they’re producing. I also created the drum decal that they used for filming the video footage. And as with the previous volume, I also created it from scratch using the japanese book as a guide once more, lettering the word balloons. I also found all the extra materials I could find and created the large bonus chapter at the end of the book.

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