Although the results of Kodansha’s Morning International Manga Competition haven’t been officially announced, ComiPress reports that Tokyopop has leaked word that Rem, artist for the publisher’s Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, has won the contest with her manga Kage no Matsuri.
Rem will receive a $5,000 prize and have her manga published in the October issue of Kodansha’s Morning2 magazine.
“This is all very exciting! A very big deal for me!” Rem writes on her blog. “Now you know why I took Kage no Matsuri off of my website! As you can read from the flyer, Kage no Matsuri will be published in the October issue of Morning 2 magazine, a bi-monthly magazine with a hodge-podge of off-beat artists within. My work will be on the cover, and I’ll have a full page spread on the inside!”
Rem was the winner, with Clint Bickham, of Tokyopop’s first Rising Stars of Manga competition.