Doran and Lyga unveil 'Mangaman'
Mangaman is a "metafictive" story aimed at young adults that blurs the line between fiction and reality.
"Ryoko, a manga character from a manga world, falls through the Rip into the 'real' world - the Western world - and tries to survive as the ultimate outsider at a typical American high school," wrote Lyga on his website.
"When Ryoko falls in love with Marissa Montaigne, the most beautiful girl in the school, his eyes turn to hearts and the comic tension tightens as his way of expressing himself clashes with this different Western world where he is stuck.
"'Panel-holed' for being different, Ryoko has to figure out how to get back to his manga world, back through the Rip... all while he has hearts for eyes for a girl from the wrong kind of comic book."
Doran has previously collaborated with a host of high-profile writers including Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Anne Rice, J. Michael Straczynski and Peter David.
The book will be published by Houghton Mifflin in November.
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