http://tokyopop.com/tokyopop-evolving/You’ll learn more about what we’re doing starting this summer (and as we figure it out and dream it up!) but one thing I can promise – we won’t sit still or lick our wounds. We’ll get back in the ring and give it our all – and enjoy all the ups and downs that come with building, rebuilding and evolving a brand that means something to awesome people like you.
(Also love that he has an image that he labels as "manga evolving" that is clearly different popular anime art styles throughout the years... )
I really hope that they don't use this "comeback" BS to try to sucker a new group of young, naive comic artists to blindly sign contracts with them, after all their shady business deals they tried to pull before they went bankrupt the first time (for example: http://t.co/RKirdFFDwE) After talking with some industry people while at A-kon, it's apparent that some of TP's terrible business practices are STILL effecting the manga market in bad ways even today. I wish Stu would just admit defeat and let his empty shell of a business die with a little dignity (TP's still alive and kicking in Germany, though--why not just go focus on the actual thriving part of your business instead?)
Although I will admit that I do have a morbid curiosity as to what exactly Stu and co. will be announcing at SDCC. He tries to make it sound like it's gonna be so earth-shattering and amazing, but part of me is convinced that it's just gonna be more Hetalia related stuff (since that's literally the only actual manga property they still own, from what it looks like) or more re-releases of their old "OEL" titles in e-book format.